World's First Live Rugby Game in True 4K/UHD TV - IBC 2013

Thursday 3 October 2013


15 September 2013, Newtec teamed up with Intelsat, BT Media and Broadcast, Ericsson, Sony  to transmit the Saracens vs. Gloucester rugby match live from London in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) to the RAI Convention Center during IBC 2013 (12-17 Sept. 2013).

This was the first time a live event was captured in 4K/UHD, encoded, transmitted via fiber and satellite, and decoded in real time.

Peter Ostapiuk, Director, VP Media Product Management at Intelsat, explains in this video the set-up of the 4K UHDTV demo during the IBC 2013 show.

Related Content:

Article: World's First Live Rugby in True 4K/UHD at IBC

Press release: Intelsat, BT and Ericsson to Bring Live Rugby to IBC2013 in True 4K Ultra High Definition Format