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November 4th, 2015

SKY Perfect JSAT To Pump 4K HDR Videos Via Their JCSAT-3A Satellite

[Satnews] SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation announces plans to transmit 4K HDR videos using its JCSAT-3A communication satellite.

A demonstration of 4K HDR videos will be shown by the company’s manufacturing partners at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (Inter BEE), held November 18–20, 2015 (Wednesday to Friday) at Makuhari Messe.

Artistic rendition of Sky Perfect JSAT's JCSAT-3A satellite.

For the 4K HDR transmission, an uplink using existing facilities at the SKY Perfect JSAT Tokyo Media Center (“TMC”) will be sent from the JCSAT-3A communication satellite to the Inter BEE venue. Programming will consist of a variety of prerecorded SKY Perfect JSAT HDR video content and live TMC studio programs. The 4K HDR format itself uses a Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) system, jointly developed by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and standardized by the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB).

The uplink for the 4K HDR videos from TMC will access the JCSAT-3A communication satellite currently used for SKY PerfecTV!’s Premium Service. Building on its current transmission infrastructure and receiving systems to enable 4K HDR broadcasts will encourage development of new technologies that enhance image quality, as well as new video standards.

The multi-channel SKY PerfecTV! service from SKY Perfect JSAT, which introduced the world’s first commercial 4K service, continues to bring viewers new forms of imagery. SKY Perfect JSAT will remain committed to take initiatives that help popularize ever-evolving broadcast technology.