Teracom and Broadcom collaborate on Ultra HD broadcast demonstrationFriday, January 24th, 2014
HEVC Decode for Content Delivery Using DVB-T2 Terrestrial Standard at TV-Puls
STOCKHOLM — Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that Teracom, a provider of terrestrial network operations in Sweden and Denmark, has selected Broadcom® silicon to demonstrate 4K Ultra HD and DVB-T2 broadcast capabilities with Boxer TV at its TV-Puls event on January 24, 2014.
As consumer interest in Ultra HD content continues to grow, Broadcom chipsets support the advanced high-efficiency video coding standard (HEVC) to reduce video bandwidth usage by 50 percent. This week’s Ultra HD demonstration with Teracom and Boxer TV will be received by Broadcom’s BCM3461 DVB-T/T2 front-end receiver with integrated tuner and decoded by Broadcom’s BCM7252 multi-HD/Ultra HD reference platform, which displays 2160p HEVC streams over DVB-T2.
“Teracom’s terrestrial digital broadcasts reach the majority of households in Sweden and Denmark,” said Håkan Axén, Product Manager, Teracom Group. “We are dedicated to offering our customers the highest-quality viewing experience and are pleased to demonstrate Ultra HD services powered by Broadcom and delivered by Boxer TV, which has more than 900,000 subscribers in Sweden and Denmark.”
“Our collaboration with partners such as Teracom and Boxer TV validates growing interest in the application of HEVC technology to terrestrial broadcasting in 2014 and beyond,” said Aidan O’Rourke, Broadcom Senior Director of Set-top Box Marketing. “It also demonstrates how the DVB-T2 standard can be further leveraged to deliver the highest picture quality for off-air viewing audiences.”
Broadcom’s BCM7252 device is now sampling.