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Eutelsat and Samsung partner on world first Ultra HD broadcast

Eutelsat Communications and Samsung Electronics are combining their expertise at the IFA show in Berlin for a world first demonstration of a consumer-ready Ultra HD satellite broadcast on a Samsung UHD TV.

Broadband TV News reports that the two companies will display a DVB-S2 Ultra HD signal transmitted by satellite and received directly on a commercially available UHD TV.

The Ultra HD broadcasts will be delivered using the Eutelsat 10A satellite that hosts Europe’s first dedicated Ultra HD channel. Samsung will display the immersive images on the first future-proof UHD TV with integrated Ultra HD reception and decoding capability.

Michael Zoeller, senior director, European Sales and Marketing in Samsung, said: “With this world first UHD channel broadcasting direct to a consumer TV via satellite, Samsung is once again reinforcing its technical leadership in UHD displays. UHD broadcasting standards are expected to be finalized soon and our products are future-proof thanks to the Evolution Kit that supports current and future transmission standards.”

Markus Fritz, director of commercial development and marketing at Eutelsat, added: “This showcase underscores the full compatibility of our satellites with the most advanced and sophisticated broadcasting services. Having launched the first demonstrations of Ultra HD in January….we are proud to demonstrate once again Eutelsat’s pioneering role in driving innovative TV broadcasting technologies for the broadcast industry.”