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TeamCast: Paris UHD Trial underway

French modulator and demodulator firm TeamCast is using IBC to discuss its role in an experimental Ultra HD DTT transmission project currently taking place at the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Working with French broadcaster TDF, 4K live and recorded content is being transmitted throughout Paris using HEVC encoding and DVB-T2 modulation. The transmitter being used for the project is from Plisch, while the DVB-T2 modulator is from TeamCast.

The experiment started during the French International Tennis Tour in late May and will last until January 2015.

TeamCast general manager and EVP Serge Mal said: “We have had a long partnership with Plisch in DTT and Digital Radio, and we are proud that such a world first was made with our common technologies. With several thousands units already in regular operation worldwide, we can now measure the potential of these technologies for the next generation of TV.”

For this project TDF was able to offer live UHD coverage of the French Open 2014 tennis championship to viewers with compatible 4KTV sets.

Also showing at IBC is the DAB/DAB+/DMB Green4DAB modulator, a new offering that includes an adaptive pre-correction algorithm designed to increase transmitter power efficiency. The RQX1, a monitoring receiver with DVB-T2-Base and DVB-T2-Lite measurement capabilities, and the VYP, a compact OEM DVB-S/S2/S2X and DVB-DSNG modulator, are also on show.