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WRAL-TV, NBC Universal and NAB Showcase Next Gen TV with Olympic Bro...
February 20, 2018Hundreds Gather To See The Future of Television Event In RaleighRaleigh, NC -- Capitol Broadcasting Company’s WRAL-TV, NBC Universal, and the National Association of Broadcasters partnered last night to present the 2018 Winter Olympic Games from PyeongChang, South Korea using Next Gen TV. Hundreds of people saw the future of television using the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast television standard, which delivered stunning 4K ultra high definition (UHD) video, the first ever over-the-air broadcast of the new Dolby AC4 format, using LDM (Layer Division Multiplexing) technology, and new interactive applications to enhance the broadcast TV experience for viewers. The event marked the first time the Next Gen TV standard was used to publicly show the benefits and features of the ATSC 3.0 standard with an Olympic event. The demo also included Advanced Emergency Alerting that can show location-specific, interactive warnings.This Winter Games public demonstration of Next Gen TV was another industry first for Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL, first station in the nation to broadcast an ATSC 3.0 simulcast during the Summer Olympics from Brazil in June 2016.“We’re proud to work with our network, our technology partners and NAB to showcase ATSC 3.0 as the future of television,” said Jimmy Goodmon, President and COO of Capitol Broadcasting Company. “Our company’s 80-year legacy is rooted in serving our community and using technology to innovate our coverage. Next Gen TV is the new frontier. We are excited about the possibilities.”An impressive technical and engineering effort enabled the event with numerous companies participating and demonstrating their Next Gen TV solutions including:• Consumer display products from LG Electronics, Samsung, ETRI and a prototype home gateway developed by PILOT • Professional reception and analysis equipment from ETRI and Triveni • Transmission chain equipment and support from Triveni, ETRI, DS Broadcast, Gates Air, Enensys, Ateme, Electronics Research Inc., Harmonic, Dolby and SES.“This was all about partnerships and teamwork,” said Pete Sockett Director of Engineering and Operations at WRAL. We have shown that the many different companies that are needed to make up the ATSC 3.0 ecosystem can, and do, work together as a team! It’s been a wonderful experience watching our standard develop alongside these great pioneering manufacturers.”“There is no greater sporting event than the Olympics, and no better way to showcase the capabilities of the Next Gen TV standard,” said NAB Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny. “The interactive applications highlight the types of experiences and engagement that are possible through the combination of broadcast and broadband that ATSC 3.0 delivers along with the amazing video and audio quality.”The demonstrations featured many benefits that are not possible with the current broadcast standard, and that are only enabled by the next generation ATSC 3.0 standard. NBC provided the 4K UHD video feed featuring high dynamic range and wide color gamut to provide a stunning view of the Games. The audio was equally compelling with the new Dolby AC4 making viewers feel like they were part of the experience. Three interactive applications were developed using HTML5 and combined broadcast and broadband content to give users an interactive program guide, video on demand content, plus user customizable and up-to-the-minute statistics, athlete profiles, and country specific information.Photos from the event are available here.Capitol Broadcasting leveraged three of its other technology and innovation-focused divisions for the event that was held at The State Club on the Centennial Campus of NC State University. The event was part of the Triangle Startup Social Series powered by CBC’s Big Top, a talent recruitment startup spun-off from the American Underground, a Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub and WRAL TechWire, a tech-focused digital publication.Full coverage of the event from WRAL Techwire here and a Q&A here featuring Pete Sockett Director of Engineering and Operations at Capitol Broadcasting and So Vang VP of Advanced Technology at NAB.About NAB The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.About Capitol Broadcasting CompanyCapitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality and Bull Durham Beer Co., and the American Underground startup hub in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC, and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC; and Professional Builders Supply (an equity partnership) in Morrisville, NC.
DS BROADCAST ENCODING SYSTEM DEPLOYED FOR 4K BROADCASTING TRIALS IN ...
New Encoder On Display at 2016 NAB Show Supports DOLBY AC-4, MPEG-H Audio, High Dynamic Range, and Wide Color Gamut with Reliable System-On-Chip DesignLAS VEGAS, NV – April 12, 2016 – The first broadcast encoder deployed to transmit 4K Ultra HDTV is the DS Broadcast BGE9000, first introduced last fall and now being used in 4K trials in South Korea.  NAB Show attendees can experience BGE9000 encoder system demo at DS Broadcast’s booth SU6807 at NAB 2016.   The DS Broadcast enhanced broadcast encoder system is designed to enable 4K Ultra HDTV transmissions in Korea and the latest capabilities of the DS Broadcast BGE9000 encoding system are on display next week on the exhibit floor of the 2016 NAB Show, which opens Monday in Las Vegas.   “We’re delighted that Korea’s two major broadcast networks have selected the DS Broadcast BGE9000 encoder system for their field trials.  Our equipment will enable 4K demonstrations planned at next week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, where a special Korean technology exhibit in the South Hall Futures Park will showcase how broadcasters are preparing for the next big leap in television,” said Chris Lee, Vice President of Marketing for DS Broadcast.  “One key benefit of using the DS Broadcast BGE9000 is exceptionally low latency, which is ideal for live 4K broadcasting.  Our encoding platform also supports High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut requirements.”   Enhanced since its introduction last fall, the DS Broadcast BGE9000 encoder system now features support for Dolby AC-4 audio and MPEG-H audio as well as 4K Ultra HD encoding and four Full HD (FHD) encoding streams in real time.  The BGE9000 is designed with hybrid capabilities, as a dedicated 4K Ultra HD / HEVC System-On-Chip (SoC) encoder it is used for video encoding while audio encoding and multiplex are done in a programmable embedded processors and a high performance CPU.  Most video encoders use software-based encoding rather than a more stable SoC solution designed into the DS Broadcast BGE9000 encoder.   The BGE9000 Ultra HD Compression/Multiplexing encoder is the best fit for the deployment of ATSC 3.0 services and the encoder is designed to deliver the highest quality of video and audio to viewers.  To fully support for ATSC 3.0, several next-generation standards such like HEVC video encoding, Dolby AC-4 audio encoding, MPEG-H audio encoding, and ROUTE/MMTP multiplexing are required.   “Our BGE9000 ATSC 3.0 Encoder System was designed to meet all these requirements, and astonishingly we were able to fit all of these functionalities into a single rack unit that is very space efficient,” Lee explained.   The BGE9000 delivers the highest quality Ultra HD video and immersive sound, and is designed for exceptional reliability with stable operation during its lifetime, guaranteed Mean Time Between Failures of over 50,000 hours.   Inputs to the encoder are 12G-SDI or 4x 3G-SDI.  Outputs are IP or MPEG-2 TS over ASI.   One more important feature of BGE9000 is that it supports Precision Time Protocol (IEEE 1588 v2) to enable accurate system synchronization of ATSC 3.0 services.   Upconversion Transcoder Also Available   DS Broadcast is also offering a broadcast quality HD-to-4K Ultra HD upconversion transcoder, model BGX2400, which employs an SSSR (Self-Similarity based Super Resolution) system. The BGX2400 is designed specifically for HD-quality original video content owners.  The BGX2400 transcoder supports various input container formats and video codecs, upconverts to 4K Ultra HD video, and then writes back to the specified output format.  It is also equipped with HDMI 2.0 to check upconverted images.   # # #Media Contact: Chris Lee DS Broadcast Inc. Telephone: (562) 777-1606 Email:  chrislee@dsconverter.com
4K ULTRA HD ENCODER AND TRANSCODER SYSTEMS AT SMPTE EXHIBITION
NEWS For Immediate Release   DS BROADCAST LAUNCHING NEW 4K ULTRA HD ENCODER AND TRANSCODER SYSTEMS AT SMPTE EXHIBITION   Hollywood, CA – October 26, 2015 – DS Broadcast, a new entrant in the field of broadcast encoders and decoders, today announced the launch of a new encoder and transcoder systems at the 2015 Society of Motion Pictures & Television Engineers (SMPTE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.  The new BGE9000 encoder system features 4K Ultra HD encoding as well as four FullHD/HD encoding in real time, while the BGX2400 transcoder system uses a very high quality upconversion system for maximum flexibility.   “We have two new products to showcase for the SMPTE engineering community that are being shown for the first time in Hollywood.  The DS Broadcast 4K Ultra HD encoder, model BGE9000, is designed with hybrid capabilities, as a dedicated 4K Ultra HD / HEVC System-On-Chip (SoC) encoder is used for video encoding while audio and multiplex is done in a programmable embedded processor.  Most video encoders use software-based encoding rather than a more stable SoC solution,” said Chris Lee, Director of Marketing & Sales of DS Broadcast.  “Our other product being shown for the first time to SMPTE engineers is a broadcast quality HD-to-4K Ultra HD upconversion transcoder, model BGX2400, which employs an SSSR (Self-Similarity based Super Resolution) system. The BGX2400 is designed specifically for HD-quality original video content owners. It is ideal for a computer system and designed to accommodate heavy use of graphic acceleration features,” Lee explained.  DS Broadcast is exhibiting in the Ray Dolby Ballroom of Loews Hollywood Hotel in booth 210 during the SMPTE Exhibition, from October 27-29.   The BGE9000 encoder receives 4K Ultra HD signals from dedicated quad 3G-SDI port and outputs a compressed stream to two ASI ports or four Ethernet ports.  The BGE9000 delivers the highest quality video using the HEVC (H.265) codec, a next-generation video compression standard.  Truly immersive 4K Ultra HD images with high resolution, frame rate, and quality are well within reach using the BGE9000.   The BGX2400 transcoder supports various input container formats and video codecs, upconverts to 4K Ultra HD video, and then writes back to the specified output format.  It is also equipped with HDMI 2.0 to test and check upconverted images.   The BGE9000 encoder and BGX2400 transcoder and the previously introduced professional decoder BGD4000 are each ready for shipment now for broadcast equipment customers. DS Broadcast will also be introducing ATSC 3.0-ready encoder system in the first quarter of 2016.     # # #   About DS Broadcast Inc. DS Broadcast was established in 2014 to develop high quality video encoding and decoding solutions for broadcasters. With deep experience in Korean broadcast technology, DS Broadcast employs experienced hardware and software engineers with company headquarters in Daejeon and an R&D center in Seoul, South Korea.   Media Contact: Chris Lee DS Broadcast Inc. Telephone: (562) 777-1606 Email:  chrislee@dsconverter.com  
4K ULTRA HD PROFESSIONAL HEVC DECODER WITH EASY ON-BOARD MONITORING ...
NEWS - For Immediate Release DS BROADCAST LAUNCHING 4K ULTRA HD PROFESSIONAL HEVC DECODER WITH EASY ON-BOARD MONITORING FUNCTIONALITY Santa Fe Springs, CA – April 3, 2015 – DS Broadcast, a new entrant in the field of broadcast encoders and decoders, is launching a new decoder and monitor option for broadcasters at the upcoming 2015 NAB Show. The BGD4000 Professional Decoder features a built-in LCD screen and two 5-watt front speakers to monitor HD / 4K Ultra HD broadcasting status in real time. “Compact and designed to easily fit an existing 19-inch equipment rack, the DS Broadcast Professional Decoder includes a built-in video and audio monitoring system that eliminates the need for external monitors and is built around a dedicated 4K Ultra HD / HEVC System-On-Chip decoder for maximum stability and outstanding value.  Some decoders use software-based decoding rather than a more stable SoC solution,” said Chris Lee, Director of Marketing & Sales of DS Broadcast Systems.  “The BGD4000 was developed to serve the Korean broadcast market, and now we’re bringing this innovation to international customers by showing it for the first time at the NAB Show,” Lee explained.  The BGD400 from DS Broadcast can be found the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth SU6906 during the NAB Show, from April 13-16. The BGD4000 receives DVB-T/T2, ATSC (8VSB), Clear QAM (64/256) signals directly and outputs decoded video signals through a HDMI 1.4/2.0 port as well as to a built-in LCD monitor.  The BGD4000 is also capable of analyzing and monitoring TS/T2MI data through DVB-ASI, IP or USB ports, which enables easy monitoring in a Single Frequency Network environment.The decoder is designed with various inputs and outputs to enable decoding of HEVC (H.265), H.264 and H.262 signals for TV broadcasting. The new decoder also features an HDMI 2.0 interface for use in situations when a larger screen is desirable.  Delivery of the BGD4000 to broadcast customers is expected this summer.Images of the new product are available for download by clicking HERE# # #About DS Broadcast Inc.DS Broadcast was established in 2014 to develop encoding and decoding solutions for broadcasters. With deep experience in Korean broadcast technology, DS Broadcast employs experienced hardware and software engineers with company headquarters and an R&D center in Seoul, South Korea.Media Contact:Chris LeeDS Broadcast Inc.Telephone: (562) 777-1606Email:  chrislee@dsconverter.com
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