Teracom, Broadcom team on 4K UltraHD

Michelle Clancy | 27-01-2014

Teracom, a carrier in Sweden and Denmark, has selected Broadcom to demonstrate 4K UltraHD and DVB-T2 broadcast capabilities with Boxer TV.

"Teracom's terrestrial digital broadcasts reach the majority of households in Sweden and Denmark," explained Hkan Axn, product manager at Teracom Group. "We are dedicated to offering our customers the highest quality viewing experience and are pleased to demonstrate UltraHD services powered by Broadcom and delivered by Boxer TV, which has more than 900,000 subscribers in Sweden and Denmark."

Broadcom chipsets support the advanced high efficiency video coding standard (HEVC), a standard that aims to reduce video bandwidth usage by 50%. The UltraHD demonstration with Teracom and Boxer TV is received by Broadcom's BCM3461 DVB-T/T2 front-end receiver with integrated tuner and decoded by Broadcom's BCM7252 multi-HD/UltraHD reference platform, which displays 2160p HEVC streams over DVB-T2.

"Our collaboration with partners such as Teracom and Boxer TV validates growing interest in the application of HEVC technology to terrestrial broadcasting in 2014 and beyond," said Aidan O'Rourke, Broadcom's senior director of set-top box marketing. "It also demonstrates how the DVB-T2 standard can be further leveraged to deliver the highest picture quality for off-air viewing audiences."