According to a Newtec White Paper just 4% of the US market by 2016 will have a 4k capable UHDTV set in their homes, hotels, businesses etc, and there will only be 15% worldwide penetration by the year 2020.

Canal+ 4K UHDTV

Well to even reach those numbers you have to start somewhere, and get a 4K signal to those screens.
Canal+ has successfully demonstrated a UHDTV transmission over satellite test to an eager audience in Madrid Spain.

Shot at 8K the commercial transmitted originally followed a 4K workflow and then encoded in H.264 4:2:0-format at 42 Mbps.

Video thanks to audiovisual 451:

The playback quality of the 4k UHDTV transmission over satellite video:

Video: MPEG4 (H.264), 3840 × 2160, 50 fps.
Audio: MPEG Layer 3, 48 kHz, stereo, 320 kbps

Newtec UHDTV CanalPlus Workflow

Please see Newtec for their full write up about their input on the successful UHDTV transmission over satellite test by Canal+.

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