BTSport Samsung 8k trial

BTSport Samsung 8K trial with UK first broadcast

BTSport and Samsung trial 8k broadcasting in the UK with a successful 8k broadcast trial of the UEFA Europa League match between Arsenal and Olympiacos.

The landmark, a collaboration between BT Sport and Samsung, was delivered using a bespoke BTSport 8k outside broadcast set-up, feeding Samsung QLED 8k screens, at the Emirates Stadium. The live 8k footage was delivered over IP to QLED TVs at the Stadium, at 50Hz. The match was shot with a single Sony 8k UHC8300 camera, so also involved upscaling from other 4k cameras around the ground.

It’s no surprise that BTSport and Samsung has jumped in early with 8k trial, as it has a history of breaking broadcast ground, setting the pace with live 4k sports acquisition and deploying Dolby Atmos audio.

BT has a track record of industry-leading innovation in broadcast, with BT Sport operating from one of industry’s most sophisticated TV studios and delivering world-firsts in recent years around Virtual Reality, Dolby Atmos sound, 4K UHD picture quality and remote production. Last year it launched BT Sport Ultimate, the world’s first service to feature regular programming in High Dynamic Range (HDR), as well as 4K UHD and Dolby Atmos. Today’s broadcast over IP enhances the potential of BT Sport Ultimate, a service which provides viewers with the best viewing experience possible on the platforms and devices they use to watch on.

The showcase builds on BT and Samsung’s extensive relationship, with the companies combining expertise and technology to create entertainment experiences that are at the cutting edge of innovation.

Scource: BT

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