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February 2nd, 2015

Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest: A 4K WoW For WOWOW In Japan Using Barnfind System

[SatNews] WOWOW (Minato-ku, Tokyo), Japan’s major private satellite broadcasting and pay television station with three full-HD channels, recently broadcast two 4K programs.

The Barnfind BarnOne BTF1-07 WDM.

These programs included a tennis match in the Ariake Colosseum (Koto-ku, Tokyo) and a boxing world title match in the Yokohama International Water Arena (Yokohama Tsuzuki-ku)—live on the air from an event they hosted called “TOUCH! WOWOW 2014”. Both programs were transmitted from WOWOW’s studio to Belle Salle Akihabara Event Hall in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, for 4K public viewing using an ultra high-definition, large-scale, 355-inch LED display.

The Barnfind BarnOne BTF1-07 WDM system was used for 4K live transmission between WOWOW’s studio and the Belle Salle Akihabara Event Hall in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Barnfind’s BTF-1-07 can transmit eight 3G-SDI signal over WDM without loss of synchronization, allowing easy transport of 4K or even 8K uncompressed signals.

WOWOW used a single 1RU BTF-1-07 on each site for simultaneous transmission and reception of a 4x3G-SDI signal. ITOCHU CABLE SYSTEMS CORP. (business partner of Village Island in Japan) played a coordinating role and offered the Barnfind’s BarnOne to WOWOW.

Further information regarding WOWOW may be viewed at http://www.wowow.co.jp/english/index.html

Additional details for the BarnOne BTF1-7 may be accessed at http://www.barnfind.no/barnone/barnone-btf1-07/