First Live 4K-UHD Broadcast in France

Fransat broadcast Vienna Opera ballet “Le Corsaire”

Fransat broadcasted the Vienna Opera ballet “Le Corsaire” live in Ultra High Definition on April 2, in partnership with Arte channel.

UHD HDR WCG Live End-to-End Solution (Source: Ateme)

The show was available in France, as well as the rest of Europe, Mediterranean region and Middle East through the satellite Hot Bird. In parallel the satellite signal was transcoded by IRT using Titan to power a fine-tuned UHD Dash OTT real-time delivery on Arte’s HbbTV portal for Smart TVs. Dash packetization was supported by an Anevia NEA Live Advanced Origin server that fed the Akamai Content Delivery Network (CDN).

Ateme encoded the content in UHD 50fps 10bits using the HEVC codec, with help of the Titan solution. Titan is a virtualized software-based encoder-transcoder, designed for cable, DTH, and OTT. It supports HEVC, H.264 and MPEG-2 codecs, with resolutions from mobile devices to 4K-UHD.