* Date : 2016-12-16
In February 2017, Korea will launch the world's first terrestrial ultra high definition TV, or T-UHD TV service. In preparation for the landmark launch, broadcasters, equipment manufacturers and the government are working closely with one another. What preparations are currently underway and how will the new service benefit viewers? In response to a changing broadcasting landscape, broadcasters are developing a UHD broadcast transmission system, while new technologies are being introduced to support the reliable transmission and reception of UHD signals. UHD Korea unveiled UHD TV antennas, and DS Broadcast developed the world's first professional broadcast encoder that supports the T-UHD broadcast standard. In addition to clear, crisp images, UHD broadcasting will offer enhanced viewer interactivity. Terrestrial broadcasters are preparing a variety of new interactive services that can boost direct reception rates. Satellite broadcaster Skylife, for its part, has introduced interactive features for its dedicated UHD channel, while Aircode has launched a metadata solution that provides information about given content.