Envivio enables DTT UltraHD transmission of NRJ HITS France
Editor | 15 July 2014
Leading French music channel NRJ HITS has begun to transmit programming in UltraHD TV over the national digital terrestrial television (DTT) network in France.

envivio nrj hitsThe move places France very much centre stage in UltraHD development and comes just weeks after a successful live 4KTV broadcast of the French Open tennis tournament in France for TDF whom national regulator CSA authorised to broadcast UltraHD TV over its DTT network using the DVB-T2 standard from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The TDF 4K video already being distributed is encoded at 50 frames per second using Envivio Muse UltraHD encoding software on Envivio G5 appliances.

Launching in 2010 ahead of bitter rival MTV, NRJ HITS was the first music channel in France to run over cable, satellite and ADSL. In its UltraHD service, TDF deployed Envivio 4K UltraHD compression using HEVC (H.265) compression over DVB T-2. "Envivio successfully debuted live 4K HEVC video transmissions over a DTT network for us at the French Open tournament, and our confidence in Envivio continues to grow with this transmission of Ultra HD content from NRJ HITS," explained TDF deputy director Alain Komly.

Added NRJ Group Broadcast expert Christophe Cornillet: "We are so happy to be the first to transmit music videos in UltraHD. The stunning 4K video resolution makes our music videos look like they are popping right out of the screen which delights our viewers and brings great energy to our network overall. We can't wait for everyone to see this. Our vision is that UltraHD is the future of television."