A second UHD channel will soon make its way to the air for satellite operator AsiaSat thanks to its partnership with Harmonic. Schedule to go live March 1, 4K-SAT2/HVN is AsiaSat 4’s latest free-to-air UHD channel that will be located at 122 degrees East for Asia-Pacific.
The 4K-SAT2/HVN channel will carry 4K video content from Harmonic’s video library, as well as content from the NASA TV UHD channel. Using a Harmonic end-to-end UHD video processing system, the UHD channel will deliver content in 2160p60 with HEVC Main 10 profile. Content will be available to viewers with an AsiaSat 4 C-band antenna and a HEVC set-top box.
Among the equipment used to operate the channel are Harmonic’s MediaGrid shared storage system; Polaris playout management suite; Spectrum X advanced media server system; and the Electra X3 UHD media processor.
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