Spanish video contribution and distribution company SAPEC is working with Cisco on an encoder that will allow RTVE-UPM Cátedra to broadcast live 8K content via DVB-T2.
RTVE-UPM Cátedra is a research collaboration between Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
The live broadcast, which is described as a world first, will be based on full UHD 8K, Phase-2 content, captured at high quality, and then distributed on an 8Mhz bandwidth UHF multiplex.
The 7,680 x 4,320 pixel resolution signal will include High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wide Colour Gamut (WCG), High Frame Rate Refresh Rate (HFR) and next-generation NGA audio.
SAPEC is developing the 8K encoder built on equipment developed by Cisco.
Speaking about the project, Miguel Ángel Cristóbal, CEO of SAPEC, said: “The 8K live broadcast will be a new milestone for the Spanish broadcast industry, which will once again demonstrate that it is not afraid to continue exploring the path of innovation.
“SAPEC is proud to collaborate with the RTVE-UPM Cátedra and its advisory committee, and to contribute to this great initiative with the talent of our team, which has been serving the broadcast industry for decades.”