First Ultra HDTV 4K broadcast in Latin America
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez | 31-05-2013

Media Networks and Telefonica Audiovisual Solutions (TSA) have carried out the first Ultra HDTV 4K broadcast in Latin America.

Through the Hispasat satellite, the image was generated by Telefónica in Madrid and shown in Rio de Janeiro in order to celebrate that the Ka band is now working in Latin America thanks to the new Amazonas satellite.

This is only the first step for the region, as there is no Ultra HDTV 4K programming as yet. "The first one will enter pay-TV in the Q2 of next year," said Loles del Campillo, TV productions director of Media Networks, at the event.

However, this isn't the first time Telefonica has made an Ultra HDTV broadcast. TSA and Hispasat carried out the same kind of event in Barcelona in March during the annual DVB World Forum.

TSA specialises in the broadcast of TV signals, as well as general solutions for audiovisual systems. The company is part of Spain's Telefónica Group and is integrated with Media Networks on a global scale. This originally Peruvian company is currently one of the biggest B2B companies for pay-TV and satellite Internet in Latin America, and is working in most of region's countries as well as in Spain and the USA.