Ultra HD (UHD) braodcasting via satellite is getting popular in view of an increasing number of UHD channels demonstrating on satellites such as AsiaSat, SES, Intelsat and Eutelsat over the past two years. Most of them are free-to-air channels for promoting UHD in different countries and regions. However, among these channels only a few are real full-time UHD channles, i.e. without repeating the content for at least 24 hours.
The paper examines some of the challenges that broadcasters and content providers would face in launching a full-time UHD channel via satellite, and some recommendations and solutions from the industry.