SES and Samsung mark Ultra HD first with live Linkin Park concert via satellite in HEVC

A Linkin Park concert on November 19 at the O2 World Berlin will be the world’s first live concert to be broadcast via satellite encoded in the HEVC standard with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, 50 frame per second and a colour depth of 10 bit. It will be available exclusively on the Astra Ultra HD demo channel at the orbital position of Astra 19.2 degrees East.

The live broadcast will begin at 9 pm CET and can be received with Samsung 2014 Ultra HD screens. SES Platform Services, a subsidiary of SES, will manage the encoding of the content.

“We are honoured that Samsung has chosen to work with SES to broadcast a live concert exclusively on our demo channel, as this demonstrates Samsung’s faith in our satellites and our technical capabilities,” said Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer at SES. “The successful broadcast of a live concert will mark another milestone in the development of the Ultra HD ecosystem and powers the way for more live content to be broadcast live via satellite in the coming years.”

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