High Efficiency Video Encoding for 4K Satellite Distribution

The main objective of the project is to develop 2160p (3.840 x 2.160, i.e. 4 times full-HD) capable HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) decoder and encoder prototypes including required system layers, following the emerging joint standard of ISO and ITU-T ISO/IEC 23008-2 HEVC / ITU-T Rec. H.265. Decoder and encoder will be equipped with a new transport interface for HEVC video-on-demand over broadcast in combination with a broadcast download protocol for closing the gap between satellite broadcast and IP networks. Furthermore, a MPEG-2 Transport Stream interface will be developed for live broadcast delivery.