The transmissions, which are undertaken from the Prague TV Tower, cover 17% of the country’s population.
Commenting on the development, Marcel Procházka, director of regulatory affairs and strategy at CRa, said: “DVB-T2@HEVC test broadcasting is aimed to verify multiple transmission parameters utilised during (the) transition from DVB-T to the new 4K standard. 4K content is one of the benefits that the terrestrial platform brings in DVB-T2 and we want to be ready for the future. In cooperation with the leading consumer electronics manufacturers we want to use the experimental 4k broadcasting to validate its compatibility with 4Kk television sets. We are very happy to cooperate in this project with SPI International, the producer of Funbox 4K/UHD channel”
Berk Uziyel, executive director SPI International / Filmbox, added: “SPI is focusing on making as much native 4K content as possible available via this network, and we are only showing those programmes that have a high production value and can deliver outstanding visual highlights for the viewers.
“SPI International has always been an innovative company. We were the first to bring TV viewers in CEE a movie channel in HD quality. We continue this mission with Ultra HD technology”.
The broadcasting, with content shown ion a demo-loop, is expected to last for several months.