Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:


Fraunhofer HHI HEVC Encoder used for first live UHD Full End-to-End Test by Sky Deutschland


Using Fraunhofer HHI´s real-time encoding solution for the newly established H.265 / MPEG-HEVC video coding standard (in short HEVC), the German Pay-TV channel Sky Deutschland has premiered the first live broadcast of a football match worldwide via satellite in Ultra HD (4K).

Transmission of the Bundesliga game between FC Bayern Munich and SV Werder Bremen on April 26, 2014 took place as part of an internal test run and was encoded in the new video compression standard HEVC.


A total of six 4K cameras combined with another four HD cameras which were up-converted to Ultra HD in the broadcast van delivered the match with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels at a refresh rate of 50 Hz to several Ultra HD TV sets in Sky’s headquarters in Unterföhring near Munich.

The first half of the match was encoded by the Rohde&Schwarz AVHE100 Headend System with the integrated HEVC Encoder developed by Fraunhofer HHI, who also played a major role in the development of the video coding standard HEVC.

... more about:
»HDTV »HEVC »HHI »Transmission »UHD »Ultra »cameras »fiber »gesture »processing

“This pioneering broadcasting of a complete football match was a resounding success and marks an important step towards bringing top quality Ultra HD live sports broadcasts into consumers` living rooms”, said Prof. Dr. Thomas Wiegand, Executive Director of Fraunhofer HHI.

Benjamin Bross
Tel +49 31002 622

Press Contact
Kathleen Schroeter
Tel +49 30 31002 424

The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, is a world leader in the development of mobile and fixed broadband communication networks and multimedia systems. From photonic components and systems to fiber optic sensor systems and real-time image processing architectures, the Heinrich Hertz Institute works together with its international partners from research and industry. Fraunhofer HHI is your competent partner for UHDTV, 3D TV, 3D displays, HDTV, gesture controlled man-machine interaction, image processing, coding and transmission, and use of interactive media.

PR Pressestelle | Fraunhofer-Institut

Further reports about: HDTV HEVC HHI Transmission UHD Ultra cameras fiber gesture processing

More articles from Information Technology:

nachricht Laser process simulation available as app for first time
23.11.2015 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT

nachricht Powering the next billion devices with Wi-Fi
19.11.2015 | University of Washington

All articles from Information Technology >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Climate study finds evidence of global shift in the 1980s

Planet Earth experienced a global climate shift in the late 1980s on an unprecedented scale, fuelled by anthropogenic warming and a volcanic eruption, according to new research published this week.

Scientists say that a major step change, or ‘regime shift’, in the Earth’s biophysical systems, from the upper atmosphere to the depths of the ocean and from...

Im Focus: Innovative Photovoltaics – from the Lab to the Façade

Fraunhofer ISE Demonstrates New Cell and Module Technologies on its Outer Building Façade

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has installed 70 photovoltaic modules on the outer façade of one of its lab buildings. The modules were...

Im Focus: Lactate for Brain Energy

Nerve cells cover their high energy demand with glucose and lactate. Scientists of the University of Zurich now provide new support for this. They show for the first time in the intact mouse brain evidence for an exchange of lactate between different brain cells. With this study they were able to confirm a 20-year old hypothesis.

In comparison to other organs, the human brain has the highest energy requirements. The supply of energy for nerve cells and the particular role of lactic acid...

Im Focus: Laser process simulation available as app for first time

In laser material processing, the simulation of processes has made great strides over the past few years. Today, the software can predict relatively well what will happen on the workpiece. Unfortunately, it is also highly complex and requires a lot of computing time. Thanks to clever simplification, experts from Fraunhofer ILT are now able to offer the first-ever simulation software that calculates processes in real time and also runs on tablet computers and smartphones. The fast software enables users to do without expensive experiments and to find optimum process parameters even more effectively.

Before now, the reliable simulation of laser processes was a job for experts. Armed with sophisticated software packages and after many hours on computer...

Im Focus: Quantum Simulation: A Better Understanding of Magnetism

Heidelberg physicists use ultracold atoms to imitate the behaviour of electrons in a solid

Researchers at Heidelberg University have devised a new way to study the phenomenon of magnetism. Using ultracold atoms at near absolute zero, they prepared a...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>



Event News

Fraunhofer’s Urban Futures Conference: 2 days in the city of the future

25.11.2015 | Event News

Gluten oder nicht Gluten? Überempfindlichkeit auf Weizen kann unterschiedliche Ursachen haben

17.11.2015 | Event News

Art Collection Deutsche Börse zeigt Ausstellung „Traces of Disorder“

21.10.2015 | Event News

Latest News

Using sphere packing models to explain the structure of forests

26.11.2015 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation

Dimensionality transition in a newly created material

26.11.2015 | Materials Sciences

Revealing glacier flow with animated satellite images

26.11.2015 | Earth Sciences

More VideoLinks >>>