Korea Telecom to launch Broadcom-enabled Ultra HD IPTV Service

Korea Telecom, South Korea’s largest telecom provider is 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.

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 BK Jeon, vice president, Media, Korea Telecom.

“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,” added Jeon.

“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, executive vice president, Broadcom.

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