Eutelsat airs first live 4K broadcast in France

Eutelsat has completed the ‘first’ live French 4K broadcast. Le Corsaire was broadcast on Eutelsat’s Fransat channel last week, in partnership with Ateme and Arte
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Eutelsat has completed the ‘first’ live French 4K broadcast.

Le Corsaire was broadcast on Eutelsat’s Fransat channel last week, in partnership with Ateme and Arte.

The satellite signal was transcoded by IRT using Ateme’s Titan solution - a virtualised software-based encoder-transcoder - to power a UHD Dash OTT real-time delivery on Arte’s HbbTV portal for smart TVs.

Dr Rainer Schaefer, general manager, media services and platforms, IRT, said, “Using pure software solutions running on COTS hardware, whilst also achieving excellent picture quality, provides the flexibility and cost-effectiveness we need.

“On top of that, Titan is a future-proof solution, with a path to 4K-UHD HEVC, HDR and BT.2020 colour space, demonstrating its ability to evolve to suit future UHD formats.”

Emmanuel Boureau (pictured), vice president of sales at Ateme, added, “Ateme is gaining momentum in UHD as more and more tier one broadcasters and service providers deploy our Titan solution all around the world. “

This new reference for ATEME demonstrates the company’s technological leadership in its field.”

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