TeliaSonera demonstrates uncompressed 4K SDI, ultra High Definition, video services at IBC

At the annual international broadcasters’ convention, IBC 2007, in Amsterdam, TeliaSonera International Carrier team up with Net Insight and Astro Design to demonstrate the benefits of a solution to broadcast uncompressed 4K SDI video over a switched optical network solution over a distance of 1300 km.

TeliaSonera operates an extensive media network across Europe, the US and Asia, based on its own existing fibre infrastructure. The demonstration network comprising Net Insight’s high-capacity Nimbra switches and Astro Design’s super high resolution 4K2K LCD displays will be showcased during IBC.

At the IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, visitors will be able to experience the extraordinary picture quality of 4K video displayed on super-high resolution displays. The 4K video source is placed in Stockholm and the feed is transported over TeliaSoneras international media network, based on the high capacity Nimbra 680 platform.

“The demonstration illustrates how a high capacity, fibre based media network can efficiently transport uncompressed super-high quality video today” said Jonathan Wood, Head of Media Services, TeliaSonera International Carrier.

“Leveraging our extensive experience and expertise in operating a global fibre-based network TeliaSonera international Carrier has a superb platform in place on which to build high capacity and highly resilient network to service the needs of the professional broadcast and media industry” said Anna Mossberg, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, TeliaSonera International Carrier.

With the ever-increasing number of channels and the advent of HD-TV on a global scale, there is growing pressure on broadcasters and distributors to find a cost effective alternative to satellite for international video contribution and distribution and address the soaring demand for media specific bandwidth services. The TeliaSonera International Carrier media network offers a solution, integrating professional media transport and distribution on an international level.