France launches first TV channel dedicated to 4K

4K TVs, with a resolution four times higher than HD (1080p), attracted spotlight at CES, the electronics fair that took place last week in Las Vegas.

But there is no point in having pixels that fill your eyes with such clarity, if there is no programming specifically developed for the format – and channels willing to advertise it.

To meet this latest demand, Eutelsat Communications, the French satellite TV broadcaster, announced that it was the first in the world to display content exclusively captured in 4K. The group positions itself as the largest company in the sector in Europe.

The initial demonstration was aired on January 8th with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 and 50 frames per second. The content encoded in MPEG-4 and transmitted in Quad HD streams of 40 Mbit / sS can see the images if you have a 4k TV.

The technology should take time to become popular. The models revealed at CES have prices that impress as much as the quality of their images. Samsung’s 84-inch television, for example, went on pre-sale for $ 38,000, that is, about $ 74,000. (Know more)

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