4k UHD at 5GIC opening, DVB looks to the future of DTT, NASA TV 4k and Eutelsat joins SAT-IP: DTG daily news September 15th 2015

UK's 5G Innovation Centre launches with 4k UHD streaming demo

BBC R&D and Huawei kicked off the launch of the UK's 5G Innovation Centre with a demonstration of 4k Ultra HD streaming at up to 200Mbps using a 5G codec.

The 5GIC, hosted by the University of Surrey, also involves Vodafone, BT, EE and O2, and aims to boost mobile speeds and capacity by a thousand times current 4G levels.

DVB investigates DTT's future challenges

The DVB will publish a report on 'Defining the Long Term Vision for Terrestrial Broadcast' by the end of 2015 to identify the challenges of broadcasting in tighter bandwidths.

Graham Mills, chair of the DVB Commercial Module, said the report would look at a likely future of broadcasting more channels using demanding formats like Ultra HD, while capacity decreased to accommodate mobile broadband users.

NASA boldly goes into 4k TV

The US space agency will launch a free 4k Ultra HD TV channel via satellite later on November 1st, bringing cosmic visions to TV screens.

NASA TV UHD will air in the USA, but NASA's HD channel has previously been rebroadcast over Europe on the ESA's Eutelsat satellite channel—so there's hope for European space fans as well.

Eutelsat joins SAT-IP Alliance

Satellite operator Eutelsat has become a founder member of the SAT-IP Alliance, dedicated to pushing technology which redistributes satellite TV streams over home networks.

The Alliance already includes SES, Eutelsat, Hispasat, Panasonic, NAGRA, ALi Corporation and MaxLinear, with support from over 40 hardware and software companies.

DTG Staff  |  15.09.2015

Previous story  |  Next story