HDTV MPEG4 broadcast from the Eiffel Tower
TPS broadcast a short HDTV movie coded in MPEG4 from its Eiffel Tower transmitter on September 14th, 2005.
The HD channel was inserted in the existing multiplex and was 11Mpbs in total. The quality of the transmission was compared with the same material coded in MPEG2 at a bit rate of 18Mbps and no quality differences were reported.
MPEG4 SDTV transmissions have already been authorised for all commercial DTT services in France.
Source: Electronique Biz
Item added: 19th September 2005