Turksat using Media Excel 4K HEVC encoder

Media Excel has revealed that Turksat, Turkey’s leading communications satellite operator, has selected Media Excel’s 4K Ultra HD HEVC Encoder to help deliver the country’s first 4K live broadcasting channel. Based in Ankara, the new Turksat 4K Ultra TV Channel will use the Media Excel Hero 4K, deployed by LG Electronics (LGE), to enhance the quality of experience for viewers across the region.

Turksat will leverage Media Excel’s HERO 4K encoder to provide 4K pixel density, 50 fps motion fluency and 10-bit colour depth to provide viewers in Turkey with an unmatched viewing experience. HERO’s HEVC compression efficiency alleviates the bandwidth constraints that come with the 4K stream. The HERO 4K Encoder incorporates Media Excel’s HERO Clone transcoding technology, a state-of-the-art symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) encoding framework.

“Media Excel leads the field in Ultra HD, from our perspective. While there are many encoder vendors in the marketplace, we placed our confidence in Media Excel as its product was clearly 4K-ready,” said Hüsamettin Demirel, the director of TV broadcasting, Turksat. “We are delighted with the results of our 4K trials with Media Excel and LGE, and subsequent broadcasts to our viewers have demonstrated the highest level of video quality along with the reliability of a broadcast-level service.”

“We were thrilled to work with LGE to deliver the solution to Turksat, and announce that another major operator is going live with the HERO 4K encoder,” said Kevin Dowd, president of APAC, Media Excel. “The deployments of both Turksat and LGE highlight Media Excel’s leadership in the 4K arena. It is testament to the hard work and innovation of our team that we are the only vendor who has been able to deploy exceptional 4K video quality along with broadcast-level service reliability.”

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