Transmission System of 4K/8K UHDTV Satellite Broadcasting

Yoichi SUZUKI  Hisashi SUJIKAI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E103-B   No.10   pp.1050-1058
Publication Date: 2020/10/01
Publicized: 2020/04/21
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2019CBI0001
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on New Era of Satellite Communication/Broadcasting/Application Technologies)
4K/8K,  UHDTV,  satellite broadcasting,  ISDB-S3,  LDPC,  

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4K/8K satellite broadcasting featuring ultra-high definition video and sound was launched in Japan in 2018. This is the first 8K ultra high definition television (UHDTV) broadcasting in the world, with 16 times as many pixels as HDTV and 3D sound with 22.2ch audio. The large amount of information that has to be transmitted means that a new satellite broadcasting transmission system had to be developed. In this paper, we describe this transmission system, focusing on the technology that enables 4K/8K UHDTV satellite broadcasting.