Linkin Park in world’s first live ultra HD concert broadcast by satellite this week

American rock band Linkin Park will become the world’s first artists to have their performance broadcast live in Ultra HD by satellite on Wednesday, November 19.

The concert at the O2 World Berlin will go out free-to-air in 4K Ultra HD from 8pm GMT, via the Astra 19.2 degrees East satellite position.

The broadcast will be encoded in HEVC at 3840x2160 pixels at 50 frames per second, with a colour depth of 10 bits, on the Astra Ultra HD demo channel.

Ferdinand Kayser, chief commercial officer at SES, said: "The successful broadcast of a live concert will mark another milestone in the development of the Ultra HD eco system and power the way for more live content to be broadcast live via satellite in the coming years."

The broadcast has been arranged in collaboration with Samsung, whose 2014 Ultra HD screens also have built DVB-S2 satellite receivers with HEVC decoding.

The SES Ultra HD channel can be found at 10.994GHz, horizontal polarisation, SR 22000, FEC ⅚, modulated in DVB-S2.

DTG Staff  |  17.11.2014

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