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Hipasat: UHD via satellite is the industry focus

UHD/4K continues to be a topic of significant interest to the industry, and exhibitor Hipasat is showing its channel designed exclusively for UHD broadcasting, Hipasat 4K.

The company says that its aim is to carry out tests and to foster the generation of content using this technology, in order to speed up development and make it available to viewers as soon as possible. Hipasat believes that satellite is the perfect platform for UHD services due to its large bandwidth, which is essential for high-quality transmission of such large amounts of data, and notes that its satellites can transmit this content thanks to a design focusing on DTH services.

Not long before IBC2014 opened its doors, Hipasat announced that it had contracted with SSL to build Hipasat 1F, which will be located at orbital position 30º West. Hipasat 1F will replace Hipasat 1D and will give the company additional Ku band capacity in the Andean region and in Brazil. It will also expand Hipasat’s transatlantic capacity in Europe-America and America-Europe connectivity. Ka band capacity with European coverage will also be incorporated, in order to enable Hipasat to continue expanding its broadband service offer in the region.

The new satellite will be built on the SSL 1300 satellite platform, with 11.5 kW power and a multi-mission payload.