Eutelsat selects ATEME solution for its first 4K demo channel

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Eutelsat, a leading provider of satellite telecommunications: TV, radio, VSAT services, broadband services via satellite, corporate networks has launched a dedicated demonstration Ultra HD channel for Europe on the Eutelsat 10A satellite.

ATEME provided the MPEG-4 video compression solution to support this pioneering launch. The content was produced in 4K and is delivered in a resolution of eight million pixels, four times the resolution of HDTV. The UHD channel is uplinked to the Eutelsat 10A satellite from its teleport in Rambouillet, near Paris.

“We are very happy that Eutelsat chose our solution”, said Claude Stoffel, ATEME Director for Contribution solution, and added ” 4K TV screens are today’s reality and end-users have high expectations. The quality matters and I am highly confident that the Ultra HD channel demonstration will meet a great succes.