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NEC Trials Live 4K Streaming Signals for Leading Television Station in Chile

***For immediate use April 15, 2015


Tokyo, April 15, 2015 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today the successful testing of 4K terrestrial broadcasting with a leading Chilean commercial television station, Chilevisión, at the Viña del Mar International Music Festival 2015, held from February 22 to 27 in central Chile.


During the trial, Chilevisión used NEC's H.265/HEVC encoder, the VC-8150, to demonstrate 4K live transmissions over the terrestrial broadcasting platform, particularly for the press room and VIP room inside the music festival. The VC-8150 is one of the world’s first hardware-based encoders that is optimized for 4K live streaming broadcasts. This provides exceptional levels of stability and reliability that allows consumers to enjoy 4K resolution by doubling the compression efficiency of the current H.264 technology.


As part of further developing its 4K business, Chilevisión also utilized the VC-8150 to test the transmission of additional 4K content via its satellite network.


Going forward, 4K broadcasting is expected to create new business opportunities for customers by enabling them to differentiate themselves from others with higher resolution images.


“NEC boasts an extensive international track record in the broadcasting industry, including the provision of advanced broadcast-related equipment and system construction,” said Tooru Watanabe, general manager, Broadcast and Media Division, NEC Corporation. “Based on the successful results of our live 4K terrestrial signal tests in Chile, Brazil and the UK, NEC is aiming to achieve greater global development of our 4K broadcasting solution and to further expand our broadcasting business.”





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