Telestream says it has assisted in the 5G test of an 8K Ultra High Definition TV channel in China.
The test stream from China Central TV (CCTV), supported by China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Radio and Television was broadcast from the Beijing National Grand Theater and Shanghai International.
The test broadcast used Telestream’s full 2110 IP solution including its Inspect 2110 IP monitoring system, PRISM waveform monitor and SPG8000A precision multiformat video signal generator, suitable for master synchronization and reference applications. The Telestream monitoring solution is used throughout the production and distribution workflows.
More than 30 UHD large screens and China’s first consignment of 8K TVs broadcast the images in public places across nine cities, including Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Jinan, Haikou, and Qingdao. CCTV reports that this was the world’s first 8K UHD TV live broadcast across a 5G network. In addition, CCTV intends to broadcast the Chinese New Year’s Eve celebrations using its 8K UHD TV channel, broadcast live as part of CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala.
In 2022, CCTV will start broadcasting 8K UHD channels in the run-up to the Beijing Winter Olympics, and plans to implement 8K UHD as the standard production format for the Games, including full-time comprehensive 8K Telestream live monitoring from content production to editing and broadcasting.
Telestream’s Inspect 2110 probes monitor and record multiple RTP indicators in real-time – even the smallest amount of packet loss and disorder that cannot be detected by the naked eye, to provide early warning and record of IP network problems.