Live 4K-UHD Opera Broadcast in Spain

RTVE To Broadcast "Parsifal" via satellite and terrestrial network

Spain’s public service broadcaster RTVE broadcast the opera by Wagner “Parsifal” from Teatro Real on April 21, live in Ultra High Definition (UHD). The broadcast took place via Hispasat satellite and terrestrial network, in partnership with Ateme, that provided the digital compression of the signal.

Source: Ateme

This state-of-the-art technological and European-wide project was the launch event of a series of cultural broadcasts. RTVE was in charge of signal production, coordination and technical realization of the event. The show was available in Spain, as well as in the rest of Europe via Hispasat and via terrestrial network using a DVB-T2.

The UHD signal was encoded at 30 Mbps, in Main10 profile and in real time by RTVE using the Titan solution (Ateme) to power satellite and terrestrial delivery. It helped encoding the content in UHD using the HEVC codec. The virtualized software-based encoder-transcoder, is designed for cable, DTH, and OTT. It supports HEVC, H.264 and MPEG-2 codecs, with resolutions from mobile devices to 4K-UHD.