IBC 2013: Sky Deutschland and Sony are to demonstrate a live satellite transmission of 4K Ultra-HD content at IBC to promote the consumer benefits of the high resolution broadcasting format.

A special trailer of 4K highlights will be shown, including documentary clips from 3net, features from Sony Pictures and Bundesliga football from the German pay-TV operator.

Also involved on the technical side are satellite operator SES Astra, encoder developer Harmonic and Pace, which has a prototype Ultra-HD-ready set-top box.