Turksat launches UHD 8K test channel
By: SVG Staff
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 2:57 pm

Türksat has announced the launch of an Ultra HD 8K (Super High-Vision) test broadcast channel, via the Türksat 4B and Turksat-3A communications satellites situated at the 50- and 42-degrees East orbital locations.

The Ultra HD 8K broadcast test was successfully carried out with the cooperation of Türksat, Kızıl Elektronik, Vestel and Socionext. During the process, the historical locations and beauty spots of Istanbul were captured with Ultra HD 8K, making it possible for realistic UHD images to be obtained.

According to a Türksat representative: “In a time when Ultra HD 8K technology is considered relatively new, [this test channel] will give domestic companies the opportunity to present the technology in a manner (time – price) [that makes it possible] to compete with the rest of the world. In addition, [we may see that] products equipped with Ultra HD 8K technology will contribute to [the fortunes of] national technological manufacturers.”

Frequency details: Türksat- 3A 42 East,  Downlink Frequency: 11176 MHz, Symbol rate: 34285 Mbps, Polarization: Vertical, Modulation Tipi: DVB-S2, 16APSK, Roll-of : 0.05 , Pilot: ON. Türksat-4B 50 East, Downlink Frequency: 11587 MHz, Symbol rate: 34285 Mbps, Polarization: Horizontal, Modulation Tipi: DVB-S2, 16APSK, Roll-of : 0.05 , Pilot: ON.