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European UHD trial reference

The French infrastructure and video compression start up BBright is using IBC to reveal how its UHD-Play server has been used in a number of Ultra HD trials around Europe.

The appliance has been tested as a reference uncompressed baseband source on numerous live 4K encoders from Allegro DVT, Ateme, Envivio, Harmonic, Thomson Video Network
and Vislink.

It was also selected in a trial led by Orange and France Télévisions to compare the consumer visual experience of watching UHD 50p tennis content with and without High Dynamic Range (HDR).

BBright contributed two UHD-Play servers for the demo, one to supply uncompressed 4K video footage in HDR and one for SDR (Standard Dynamic Range).

The company also supplied both live encoding and playout to France Télévisions for 4K streamed coverage of the 2015 French Tennis Open. In this case BBright’s SLED-4K Live encoder was used to provide HEVC 10-bit encoded UHD streams at 16 Mbps to a local IPTV network serving multiple 4K STBs and TVs in lounges and the park of the tournament site.

“Our strong presence at these trials confirms our status as the leader in UHD reference source as well as a significant force in HEVC encoding,” said Guillaume Arthuis, chief executive, BBright. “We are delighted to be playing such a major role in 4K trials around the world which are already accelerating UHD adoption in many countries.” 2.B39a