AMSTERDAM, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBC 2014 -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its Ultra high-definition (HD) system-on-chip (SoC) technology has enabled Korea Telecom, South Korea's largest telecommunications provider, to launch one of the nation's first 4K in-home IPTV media service. Leveraging Broadcom's advanced compression and decoding technology, Korea Telecom's Olleh GiGA UHD(4K) set-top box (STB) delivers fluid 60 frame-per-second (fps) video with vivid 10-bit color at 4X the resolution conventional HD displays. Broadcom will demonstrate its full line of HEVC-enabled SoCs at IBC, September 12-16, RAI Amsterdam, Booth 2.C25. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.
Korea Telecom's innovative Olleh GiGA UHD(4K) service allows subscribers to search for programs via voice commands and watch four different channels simultaneously. Consumers can also check for live statistics during sporting event broadcasts and view content in multiple languages. Korea Telecom plans to launch a variety of programming options, offering more than 500 Ultra HD program choices by the end of this year.
With Broadcom's complete portfolio of HEVC-enabled devices, operators can substantially reduce the bandwidth required for Ultra HD or HD content transmission over IP, cable or satellite networks, and deliver these services to more locations throughout the home.
"The launch of our GiGA UHD(4K) STB and IPTV service provides consumers with an exciting new home entertainment experience while contributing to the broader proliferation of Ultra HD content production and delivery," said B.K.Jeon, Korea Telecom Media business Department Vice President. "Our collaboration with Broadcom in incorporating Ultra HD technology into our portfolio reflects our ongoing commitment to provide our growing subscriber base with the latest features and innovation in home entertainment."
"Broadcom continues to demonstrate our commitment to expanding the Ultra HD ecosystem by providing the advanced technology and engineering expertise required to deliver the 4K experience to consumers around the world," said Dan Marotta, Broadcom Executive Vice President and General Manager, Broadband & Connectivity Group. "The precise, live-action content enabled by Korea Telecom's GiGa 4K set-top box represents a significant step forward in the delivery of in-home Ultra HD digital content."
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Broadcom's full line of Ultra HD SoCs is now available. Korea Telecom's Olleh GiGA 4K set-top boxes and service launched to consumers throughout South Korea earlier this month.
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