Eutelsat Adds New Channels on Eutelsat 10A [Travel & Leisure Close - Up]
(Travel & Leisure Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Eutelsat Communications announced that it is continuing to strengthen its Ultra HD experience with broadcasters and technology companies.
According to a release, Eutelsat, with the launch of the Ultra HD channel in January this year, has demonstrated how its satellites are gearing up to deliver the consumer broadcast industry's viewing experience. The satellite operator is launching in Amsterdam a new channel with HEVC encoding that is multiplexed with the existing Quad HD signal in the same Eutelsat 10A transponder. A third channel on the same satellite is dedicated to a partnership with Samsung to promote Ultra HD at point-of-sale outlets.
Eutelsat said the new Ultra HD HEVC channel set up in partnership with Ateme will be operating at 30 frames per second and broadcasting Ultra HD content including from Fox International Channels and National Geographic Channel.
The third channel has been launched in partnership with Samsung. Benefiting from Eutelsat 10A's pan-European footprint, it enables Samsung to reach exhibitions, industry shows, point-of-sale outlets and other promotional venues for demonstration on its expanding range of Ultra HD consumer displays. The channel is showcasing Ultra HD content specially produced by Samsung and Eutelsat to highlight the benefits of this new technology on Samsung equipment.
Working in partnership with Ericsson, Globecast, Newtec and SKY Italia, Eutelsat is also showing a live Ultra HD contribution proving the reliability of a satellite-based delivery chain. The participating companies are demonstrating that the full satellite delivery chain is able to feed Ultra HD television channels, bringing positive implications for the quality of experience for viewers around the world who expect live coverage of news, sports and cultural events with the highest quality.
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