Czech, Slovak PSBs test Ultra HD test broadcasts on ASTRA 3B
DetailsEditor | 15 December 2014
Aiming to accelerate its development of 4KTV services, SES has revealed that Czech Republic and Slovakia public broadcasters are testing test broadcasts of Ultra HD content via its ASTRA 3B satellite.
SES-10 satellite HPart of the Ultra HDTV Forum, Czech public TV provider CT and Slovakian public broadcaster RTVS, in cooperation with Czech provider of digital infrastructure Ceske Radiokomunikace, are spearheading the trial from the orbital slot of 23.5 degrees East. The Forum's primary task is to look at the production and distribution of Ultra HD content in Czech Republic and Slovakia. SES has recently become a member of the Ultra HDTV Forum.
"Ceska Televize believes that the adoption of Ultra HD will be much faster than HD and is eager to make sure it arrives soon in the Czech Republic," commented Ivo Ferkl, chief technical officer at Česká televize. "We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with SES to conduct these Ultra HD test broadcasts and to work closely with SES following their new member status in the Ultra HD TV Forum."