The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Harmonic announced a notable step forward in the lift-off of Ultra HD (UHD) video by unveiling plans to partner on what they are billing as “the first consumer UHD channel in North America.”
The NASA TV UHD channel will offer 2160p60 content from the space program and allow consumers to view the UHD footage on a wide range of TVs and IP-connected devices.
The partners are describing the channel as offering “the closest possible experience to looking out of the viewing Cupola of the International Space Station.”
Harmonic is providing the technical infrastructure for the channel.
Content for NASA TV UHD video will come from high-resolution images and video generated on the International Space Station (ISS), Hubble Space Telescope, and other current NASA missions as well as remastered footage from historical missions and training programs.
Ultimately content will also include live launches.