NEC demonstrates live 8K video transmission over 5G in France

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
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NEC successfully transmits live 8K video using 5G with the largest television station in France

TOKYO — NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the successful transmission of live 8K video using 5G at an international tennis tournament recently held in Paris, France. This demonstration was carried out in cooperation with France’s largest television station, France Télévisions, and 8K broadcasting equipment manufacturers.

8K material transmission encoder 'VC-8900'
8K material transmission encoder “VC-8900”

In this demonstration, NEC’s “VC-8900” 8K material transmission encoder, which utilizes real-time video compression technologies, was used to transmit high-definition live 8K video of the tournament to 8K video monitors and 5G smartphones and tablets at a location within the tournament’s venue.

“Building on the success of this initiative, NEC will further promote the realization and expansion of next-generation broadcasting services using high-definition video in 2020 and beyond,” said Takeshi Inoue, General Manager, Broadcast and Media Division, NEC Corporation.