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Eutelsat to showcase second ultra-HD channel

Eutelsat is to use IBC to showcase Ultra HD, including the launch of a second channel, new features of turnkey connected TV platforms and its ‘smart LNB’ at IBC.

Eutelsat, which launched a dedicated Ultra HD channel in January, is now to launch a channel with HEVC encoding that will be multiplexed with the existing Quad HD signal in the same Eutelsat 10A transponder.

This second channel is aimed at being decoded by Ultra HD set-top boxes equipped with HEVC chipsets that will feed consumer Ultra HD TV sets via a single HDMI cable. Working in partnership with broadcasters, Eutelsat plans to show exclusive Ultra HD content on the latest generation of consumer displays at IBC.

Eutelsat will also present the latest features of IPTV platforms tailored for broadcasters and network operators that are taking viewing beyond linear TV to non-linear services and beyond the TV set onto multi-screens and mobile devices. Eutelsat will also show the performance of DTH/broadband platforms that show how a hybrid infrastructure can deliver interactivity.

Eutelsat will also launch the first live demo of its ‘smart LNB’, designed to enable broadcasters to operate their own ecosystem of linear television and connected TV services directly by satellite. The ‘smart LNB’ is a new-generation electronic feed connected to an antenna with an embedded transmitter to provide services such as HbbTV, pay-per-view, social networking, live show participation, personal subscription management and audience measurement.

Eutelsat will exhibit at IBC on stand 1.D59

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