First 4K over ISDB-T shown in the Philippines

Philippines – KBP Event, Nov 12-14, 2014


Village Island Asia booth at the KBP Event in Tagaytay Taal Vista Hotel.


Village Island President Mr. Michael Van Dorpe shakes hands with KBP President Mr. Herman Z. Basbano during the KBP event at Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay Village Island

Village Island – First 4K over ISDB-T Demonstration in the Philippines at KBP 2014

On the 12th of November, Village-Island Asia in partnership with SHARP Philippines brought together its innovative technology and wide range of broadcast solutions to create a unique 4K ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION experience over ISDB-T at the KBP convention event in Taal Vista Hotel, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines. This was the first successful transmission demonstration of a true 4K UHD signal over ISDB-T in the Philippines. The demonstration proved that the RF transmission delivery chain can accommodate the next generation-signals which will allow broadcasters to create a premium tier of programming that offers a more immersive experience than ever before. This just proves that the Philippines is future proof when it comes to broadcast technology.

For such advance 4K reception, Village-Island showcased the “VILLAGEFLOW”, All-in-one video processing, multiplexer and modulator, highly reliable, cost effective and easy to deploy. The 4K content was encoded by NEC VC-8150, H.265 (MPEG-H/HEVC) 4K encoder which supports up to 4K 60p 10bit real-time encoding. In combination with Village-Island VH-4000 real-time HEVC decoder , the system enabled 4K 60p (not only 30p) decoding in real-time and in a single tile (no HD decompositions), offering the maximum performance and video quality for new generation 4K broadcast services and 4K live sports events. In collaboration with SHARP, the 4K video was displayed on SHARP LC-70UD1X, the largest THX 4K-Certified TV.

As Village-Island transmitted the 4K signal over one 6Mhz ISDB-T channel, the whole modulation/demodulation chain was empowered by Village-Flow, the ultimate software platform for generating, operating, processing and monitoring Digital Broadcast TV (Transport Stream) signals and by DekTec unique technology which supports all digital video/broadcast interfaces such as SDI, ASI, IP and RF.

Village-Island also showcased its other capabilities such as: HD and One-Seg processing, TMCC ISDB-T multiplexing, EWBS, RF signal generation, and BML generation.

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The KBP is the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (Association of Broadcasters of the Philippines), the foremost broadcast media organization in the country, composed of owners and operators of radio and television stations (Regular Members) and the radio and television stations themselves (Associate Members). Every year the KBP gets together in the 4th quarter for Election Activities, Organization business, Conference topics and an Exhibition of Broadcast Suppliers.

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