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Old September 17th 15, 08:23 AM posted to
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Default Somehow, the term UHD reminds me of something elseentirely....

Yes exactly that.
However, I suspect the Americans do not have that type of milk.

It has to be said that it only seems a short while ago that Nasa was sing
the praises of 3D content from its missions, and now nobody seems to talk
about 3D TV.
I just wonder if the world really is ready for bandwidth eating channels?
Have a listen to Weird Al's
Franks 2000 inch TV some time.

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On Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:21:47 +0100, "Brian-Gaff"

September 11, 2015

RELEASE 15-183

NASA, Harmonic Launch First Non-Commercial UHD Channel in North America

NASA is partnering with Harmonic, a worldwide leader in video delivery
infrastructure, to launch NASA TV UHD, the first ever non-commercial
ultra-high definition (UHD) channel in North America. The partnership is
result of a Space Act Agreement between Harmonic and the agency's Marshall
Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Using an end-to-end UHD video delivery system from Harmonic, NASA
will have the capability to deliver linear 2160p60 video content, allowing
viewers to enjoy footage on a wide range of television and
devices. The new UHD channel is expected to launch on Nov. 1, following
preliminary tests.

"Partnering with Harmonic gives NASA an outlet for its UHD content, which
has four times the resolution of HD and is the next iteration of digital
television," said Robert Jacobs, deputy associate administrator for
NASA's Office of Communications at the agency's headquarters in

Leveraging the 8-megapixel resolution of UHD, the channel will showcase
breathtaking beauty and grandeur of space. NASA TV UHD video will be
from high-resolution images and video generated on the International Space
Station and other current NASA missions, as well as re-mastered footage
historical missions.

Harmonic currently is in discussions with pay TV operators to carry the
channel on the satellite, cable and optical networks for consumer access.
channel also will stream on the Internet, which will require at least 13
access connectivity to receive the signal and enjoy the UHD experience.

"As NASA reaches new heights and reveals the unknown, the NASA TV UHD
channel can bring that journey to life in every home. And as organizations
the forefront of innovation, together we are leading the adoption of this
exciting technology," said Peter Alexander, chief marketing officer at
Harmonic. "As the leader in UHD development, Harmonic provides a complete
solution for Ultra HD video production and delivery, enabling content and
service providers to offer better video quality at a low total cost of

For more information on NASA TV programming, visit:


So what does UHD mean to you?

To me it evokes "milk" but you might have to be a Northerner to
appreciate it.

Somewhere between UHT and LHD (Lancashire Hygienic Dairies).

Then again, it might just be me ;-)