NAB rife with Ultra HD deals and demos: SES shows live 4K over cable; NeuLion unveils LG and Broadcom pacts

With 4K being one of the main topics at the ongoing National Association of Broadcasters Conference in Las Vegas this week, satellite operator SES is showing off the first live video presentation of 4K video over cable.

Starting Monday morning, SES is partnering with Harmonic, Sony, TelVue and several other tech companies to deliver a live linear Ultra HD broadcast via a cable system over three days at the show.

So far, Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) has deployed 4K services featuring downloadable content, but no cable operator has offered live 4K/Ultra HD.

Meanwhile, 4K vendor NeuLion, which acquired digital video company DivX in January, announced two deals related to that purchase.

NeuLion has renewed the license agreement with LG Electronics to integrate the DivX HEVC solution for 4K video streaming across LG's Ultra HD TV product line.

NeuLion also announced that Broadcom's line of Ultra HD products has been DivX-certified for HEVC Ultra HD, enabling the streaming of 4K video on cable set-tops.

For more:
- see this NeuLion press release
- see this other NeuLion press release
- see this third NeuLion press release

Related links:
Amazon sets HDR plans as OTT services jump ahead of pay TV
Netflix is fast-tracking 4K, HDR to push Open Connect, beat cable
YouTube experiments with 4K video at 60 fps

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