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Intelsat, Globo to Bring Live 8K Video During World Cup

By | June 15, 2018
Museu do Amanha Rio de Janeiro

Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Tomaz Silva/Agência Brasil – Wikimedia Commons.

Intelsat is partnering with Latin American broadcaster Globo to demonstrate live 8K Ultra-HD video transmissions in Brazil for the 2018 World Cup. Beginning today and running through July 15, content will be broadcast as part of an exhibition at the Museu de Amanha, Rio de Janeiro’s science museum.

The 8K signal will be transmitted as a 200Mbps video stream at the International Broadcast Center in Moscow and transported to Tokyo. It will then be carried to Intelsat via the Intelsat point of presence in New York. The signal will be transmitted on the IntelsatOne terrestrial network to Intelsat’s teleport in Atlanta, Georgia, where it will be re-encoded at 90Mbps using a NTT 8K HEVC real-time encoder. Once the video is compressed, it will be modulated by a Newtec MDM-6100 modem in DVB-S2 and then uplinked to Intelsat 14.