Globo and V-Nova showcase world’s first MPEG-5 LCEVC-enhanced channel

Converting existing TV 2.0 signal into a High-Dynamic Range (HDR) 10-bit channel

Codecs and Standards
Video compression solutions provider V-Nova announces the world’s first broadcast of a MPEG-5 LCEVC-enhanced channel, being showcased by Brazilian media company Globo during the football World Cup in Qatar.

The showcase features a live broadcast channel that leverages the enhancement layer of LCEVC to convert an existing TV 2.0 signal into a High-Dynamic Range (HDR) 10-bit channel for the enabled receivers. Transmission happens over the existing ISDB-Tb system and leads the way to the forthcoming discussions on the inclusion of LCEVC in the TV 2.5 specification.

The showcase also features the first end-2-end trial over DASH streaming of an LCEVC-enhanced VVC video, as an example of the capabilities that are developing to support the upcoming TV 3.0 standard, Brazil’s next-generation DTT system that is being specified by the Brazilian SBTVD Forum and is due to be deployed in 2025. It is the first time these technologies are being used in a complete end-to-end production to provide 4K HDR video with immersive and personalized audio. The system will facilitate the distribution of current and future formats, including 8K resolution, HDR and Next-Generation Audio (NGA) to over-the-air broadcast (OTA) and over-the-top (OTT) streaming platforms.


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