Sony, IDC for U-HD World Cup in Vue cinemas

Sony and Vue Cinemas will be working with technical partners IDC, Eutelsat and DSAT Cinema to deliver a World Cup quarter final match and the final in Ultra-HD on 4th and 13th July, at Vue’s state-of-the-art multiplex in Westfield, London.

The two matches will be streamed live via satellite from the iconic Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho (Maracana) stadium direct to the cinema.

IDC will be providing the 4K Ultra-HD HEVC video decoder and professional satellite receiver that will be installed in the cinema, receiving the 4K satellite feed and delivering the video and audio signal to the Sony theatre projector and audio system respectively. Eutelsat will receive the signal from Brazil at its teleport near Paris, re-encode it in Ultra-HD HEVC at 60 fps and retransmit it to the Eutelsat 5 West A satellite for direct distribution to the cinema.