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Intelsat, Latin America broadcaster team up for World Cup 8K video transmissions

Intelsat SA is teaming up with Globo, a Latin America broadcaster, to demonstrate live 8K video transmissions in Brazil for the 2018 World Cup.

Starting June 15 and running through July 15, content will be broadcast as part of an exhibition at the Museu de Amanhã, Rio de Janeiro's science museum, the company said June 15.

The 8K signal will be transmitted as a 200 Mbps video stream at the International Broadcast Center in Moscow and transported to Tokyo. It will then be carried to Intelsat via the Intelsat point of presence in New York.

The signal will be transmitted on the IntelsatOne terrestrial network to Intelsat's teleport in Atlanta, and once the video is compressed, it will be modulated and then uplinked to Intelsat 14, the company's emerging HD video neighborhood in Latin America known for its HD and 4K content distribution.

"While 8K technology is still evolving and further advancements in compression technology standards are needed, Intelsat's premier video neighborhoods have proven that they are equipped to distribute 8K content to millions of viewers around the world," said Rob Cerbone, Intelsat's vice president and general manager of media. "Since our founding, Intelsat's satellite solutions have been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to content distribution and with this 8K demo, fans will be able to experience the match as if they are on the field with their favorite players."

Intelsat operates a globalized network, delivering video and broadband services around the world.