Satnews Daily
September 14th, 2014

SatLink Communications ... Has A New Part In The Red Sea... First Streaming Underwater 4K Video Captured On A 4K Smartphone  

[SatNews) “The live filming of this dive from a smartphone shows how far we can push the limits of 4K broadcast."... 

SatLink Communications, a global teleport, content management, Internet delivery and HD playout services provider, will today enable streaming of the world’s first underwater 4K video, captured by a 4K-enabled smartphone, to millions of viewers as part of the Eilat Red Sea competition of underwater photography.  Audiences will be able to view live broadcast from the team of 200 divers, instructors, professional photographers and production crew as they gather for a 20-m dive along a shipwreck in the Red Sea. 

The ground breaking film will be streamed live from two HD cameras and a smartphone located on the seabed and transmitted by HD cable to the surface.  SatLink will provide full production including HD underwater cameras, connectivity to SNG and live broadcast of the Guinness breaking film on satellite and via web streaming to YouTube. It is hoped that the enablement of live streaming will break the Guinness World Record for ‘Most Viewers of a Live Shipwreck Dive’. 
David Hochner, CEO of SatLink, commented: “The live filming of this dive from a smartphone shows how far we can push the limits of 4K broadcast.  By streaming live via YouTube we are also opening up the viewing potential to thousands as anyone with a computer or a Wi-Fi enabled smartphone will be able to watch the dive in a live format.  This creates the capacity for record breaking viewing.” 
To view the dive. The dive will also be streamed at SatLink’s booth at IBC located in Hall 5, Stand 5.A17 through its E2E OTT Cloud Platform live demonstration at the show.
SatLink delivers content to every corner of the world and is among the world’s 11 top independent teleports and a leading provider of transmission solutions for Global Content Distribution over Satellite Platforms, Fiber and IP. SatLink's services include Uplink, Downlink and Turn Around in SD, HD & 3D, HD Playout Center, Production, SNG and Fly Away, Hub Hosting, indirect VNO hosting, Video Monitoring, IPTV and TT&C. Located in the Middle East, SatLink provides access to a worldwide network covering five continents and has been providing its clients transmission solutions for more than two decades. SatLink operates a range of premier MCPC platforms including Hot Bird, Asia Sat 5, AMOS-5, and more. Learn more here.