The 4EVER consortium, the French ministry of industry-supported collaborative project, is using the Roland Garros tournament to provide demonstrations of multiscreen delivery using the new compression format.
From June 1 to June 9 the daily schedule of televised games will be fed to an HEVC live experimental end-to-end delivery chain including encoding, streaming, decoding, and display. Using IPTV, DVB-T2 and internet delivery networks, the matches will be broadcast to PCs, TVs and tablets, in high-definition, for viewing in France Télévisions’ public spaces, and in the technical area of Orange and in a showroom in Rennes.
According to Orange, this will be the first public demonstration of an end-to-end HEVC delivery chain, incorporating both encoding and decoding in real time.
The three-year 4EVER – “for Enhanced Video ExpeRience” – project comprises nine industry and academic partners and is supported by the French ministry of industry, three competitiveness clusters, local authorities and the European Regional Development Fund.