Swedish demo for 4k Ultra HD

January 28, 2014 11.22 Europe/London By Julian Clover

teracom-kaknastornetSweden’s Teracom and its terrestrial distribution platform Boxer has demonstrated 4K Ultra HD.

The demo took place at the TV Puls event, held last week at the newly opened TWELVE Stockholm, Tele2 Arena.

The transmissions were received by Broadcom’s BCM3461 DVB-T/T2 front-end receiver with integrated tuner and decoded by Broadcom’s BCM7252 multi-HD/Ultra HD reference platform, which displays 2160p HEVC streams over DVB-T2.

“Teracom’s terrestrial digital broadcasts reach the majority of households in Sweden and Denmark,” said Håkan Axén, Product Manager, Teracom Group. “We are dedicated to offering our customers the highest-quality viewing experience and are pleased to demonstrate Ultra HD services powered by Broadcom and delivered by Boxer TV, which has more than 900,000 subscribers in Sweden and Denmark.”

“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 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.”

Other topics at TV Puls included the use of the second screen and product placement.