Arte and a number of technical partners will carry out a new full-scale technical test in UHD/HDR on September 12-22.
Arte is partnering with Amazon CloudFront and AWS Elemental, Anyware Video, Ateme, Cobalt, Globecast, Molotov, Philips, SES (Astra), TDF and Technicolor for these test broadcasts.
Arte will produce a live programme (1080i) into a homogeneous UHD HDR10 programme using native HDR UHD content when available or by up-conversion to UHD HDR UHD.
Arte’s live programme will be optimised in UHD HDR for various means of distribution: terrestrial broadcast on France’s TNT network (available in Paris, Toulouse, Nantes), satellite broadcast on Astra, HbbTV on connected TV sets and OTT on Molotov,
One of the aims is to study and compare the parallel terrestrial and satellite broadcasts with regards to the quality of images rendered on various consumer television sets (LCD, OLED, high-end, mid-range, etc.) using various transmission modes (HDR10, HLG, SL-HDR, HD, UHD, etc.).
This experiment will take place from 12 to 22 September 2018 accompanied by a professional seminar that will review HDR production and distribution solutions, to be held on Thursday 20 September at Arte France.