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Barcelona—Jun 16, 2014

DSAT Cinema Worldwide Premiere First Satellite Live Broadcast of 4K High Frame Rate HEVC Content For Theatrical Screenings

Today, at CineEurope 2014, the annual European cinema convention, DSAT Cinema announced that they have successfully performed for the first time worldwide a satellite live broadcast of 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) content in High Frame Rate (up to 60fps) encoded in HEVC format, on a digital cinema projection system designed for theatrical screenings.
 
With its partners, Eutelsat, Sony 4K Digital Cinema and International Datacasting, DSAT Cinema, the leading European platform for live broadcast in cinema theatres, has achieved a new milestone in the history of the event cinema industry by transmitting live 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) content encoded in H265 HEVC format and in High Frame Rate (HFR) (the transmission was in 50 fps but the solution is designed to go up to 60fps) with up 10 bits of colour depth (1 billion colours).

Fabrice Testa, CEO of DSAT Cinema said “Live 4K HFR transmission is the new way to go for live providers and cinema operators.  Cinema live events will be rendered to the audience in optimal conditions allowing a true premium viewing experience.  Dancers spinning their partners around, pop stars jumping on the stage or sport athletes surpassing themselves will be offered to the public with smooth, dynamic, colorful and accurate images.”

About DSAT Cinema: DSAT Cinema is a joint-venture between Eutelsat and dcinexT.  With over 1,300 contracted cinemas for a total of over 8,000 digital screens, DSAT is a major player in the digital delivery market.  DSAT Cinema network is open to all kinds of exhibitors (major circuits and small independents) as well as to all kinds of distributors (major studios, national distributors and alternative content providers).  With almost 700 features delivered, DSAT has a long and successful experience in delivering DCP's to cinemas.  The solution is affordable even for small releases and very reliable offering currently to the distributors the best-in-class proposition. DSAT can distribute pan-European releases as well as in-country releases.  Thanks to its powerful infrastructure including 3 ingest hubs, 2 teleports and 3 satellite transponders on 2 Eutelsat satellites, and the operational support of dcinexT and OpenSky, DSAT has the flexibility to manage all kinds of releases from small ones to large ones.  DSAT is also a leader in live events with almost all the programs available on its platform and has a comprehensive knowledge and practice of HD and 3D live with over 350 broadcast events.  DSAT is now introducing its solution for 4K live events at High Frame Rate 60FPS. Last but not least, thanks to a very skilled and professional team with the passion of cinema, DSAT provides one-stop-shop service including production, SNG, satellite capacity and support. DSAT Cinema Directory page
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