Ericsson trials satellite ultra-HD TV

Ericsson is trailing ultra high-definition TV (UHDTV) over satellite operator MEASAT’s birds, as it moves towards launching services covering Asia Pacific.
The trials are being conducted on the MEASAT-3 satellite.
Jarod Lopez, VP for broadcast sales at MEASAT, said: "UHDTV will take consumer expectations for high-quality picture to a new level. We will ensure that we have the infrastructure in place to distribute and broadcast 4K content over satellite in a reliable and robust manner."
Ericsson will provide its AVP 2000 contribution encoders and RX8200 advanced modular receivers.
Giles Wilson, head of TV compression business at Ericsson said: "This trial with MEASAT demonstrates how content providers and broadcasters can simply and effectively build their UHDTV content libraries so that they are ready for commercial launch in the coming years."
Ericsson's solution uses MPEG-4 AVC encoding technology allowing the same devices to be re-used for HD and SD contribution applications. Ericsson has also employed its Simulsync technology to ensure that the delivery of the UHDTV images remains perfectly in sync.