“NASA UHDTV from the International
Space Station to your Home,
 North America’s First Consumer UHD TV Channel


Date:     Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Where:  The Egyptian Theater 6712 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028
Time:     6:30pm Reception, Presentation begins at 7:15 pm

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE is proud to announce the November 18th, 2015 section meeting: NASA UHDTV from the International Space Station to your Home.

Presenters:  Peter Alexander, CMO Harmonic,
                   Rodney Grubbs, Program Manager, Imagery Experts Program, NASA

This November, NASA and Harmonic made television history when they launched NASA TV UHD, the first consumer Ultra HD (UHD) channel in North America, allowing viewers to enjoy NASA footage on a wide range of television and Internet-connected devices. The presentation will describe the footsteps that NASA and Harmonic took leading up to the deployment of this groundbreaking new TV channel. An overview of the history of NASA’s photo imaging and digital television program and the end-to-end UHD video delivery system used today. The discussion will include the implementation process for showcasing the breathtaking beauty and grandeur of the universe in 4K. The presentation will provide an overview of the challenges that encountered delivering 2160p 60 resolution video from space; lessons learned about the UHD environment through this project and future technology innovations on the horizon for NASA TV UHD.

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