CES 2015: Samsung, Comark & TeamCast demo ATSC3.0 for 4K

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 06 January 2015

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Comark and TeamCast demonstrated the world's first terrestrial broadcast of full ATSC3.0 technology at CES 2015. The live transmission encompassed MPEG-H HEVC Ultra HD video and MPEG-H 3D audio content.

The technology can deliver live broadcasts of Ultra HD content to the home, and enables new user interactions, such as two-way service.

The transmission signal for the proof-of-concept demo was received from a Comark 600 W UHF transmitter located in the Black Mountain area of Las Vegas, which has been specifically installed for the event. The Comark transmitter integrates VORTEX, the latest generation of high-end modulator/exciter designed by TeamCast.

"We are proud to contribute to this over-the-air demo, which constitutes a clear recognition of the openness of our exciter family towards new digital transmission standards, such as the future ATSC 3.0," said Eric Pinson, business unit manager at TeamCast. "It's a great opportunity for us to illustrate in real operation our new VORTEX product range, designed to support both ATSC 1.0 and proposed ATSC 3.0 on the same platform, providing the maximum flexibility for broadcasters for transition and simulcast."