Jörn Krieger | 05-09-2013
Satellite operator Eutelsat will team up with Samsung Electronics at the upcoming consumer electronics fair IFA 2013 in Berlin for a world-first demonstration of a consumer-ready Ultra HD satellite broadcast to a Samsung UltraHD TV set.
The two companies will display a DVB-S2 UltraHD signal transmitted via satellite and received directly on a commercially available UltraHD TV set. The showcase will be demonstrated during IFA at Samsung's booth in hall 20 and also at the joint booth of ANGA and DVB in hall 11. IFA will take place in Berlin from 6-11 September.
The UltraHD broadcasts will be delivered using the Eutelsat 10A satellite at 10° East which already carries Europe's first dedicated Ultra HD channel.
"UltraHD is the future of TV and the technology is now commercially viable with regards to affordability of products and processing power," said Michael Zoeller, senior director, European sales and marketing at Samsung. "With this world first UltraHD channel broadcasting directly to a consumer TV set via satellite, Samsung is once again reinforcing its technical leadership in UltraHD displays. UltraHD broadcasting standards are expected to be finalised soon and our products are future-proof thanks to the evolution kit that supports current and future transmission standards."
Markus Fritz, director of commercial development and marketing at Eutelsat, added: "Having launched the first demonstrations of UltraHD in January 2013, we are delighted to take the most exciting development in TV to a new level with Samsung. As a core broadcasting infrastructure for the direct delivery of UltraHD content to consumer TV sets, we are proud to demonstrate once again Eutelsat's pioneering role in driving innovative TV broadcasting technologies for the broadcast industry."