PRINCETON, N.J. & LUXEMBURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)– SES S.A., een van ‘s werelds grootste satellietexploitanten, heeft vandaag de lancering van een 24 uur per dag te bekijken kabel-tv-zender in Ultra HD via satelliet aangekondigd. De nieuwe, lineaire zender heet High 4K TV en bestaat uit een brede keur aan content, zoals films, tv-programma’s, sportevenementen en documentaires in Ultra HD.
SES levert de content van High 4K TV met behulp van zijn satelliet SES-3. Deze kunstmaan maakt deel uit van de Ultra HD-groep die samen met de SES-1 en AMC-18 in een baan over Noord-Amerika gaat. High 4K TV is het nieuwste tv-kanaal dat SES’ groeiende Ultra HD-aanbod versterkt. Het trio satellieten van SES’ Noord-AMerikaanse Ultra HD-platform stelt programmeurs in staat meer dan 100 miljoen Amerikaanse huishoudens met een televisie te bereiken via vrijwel alle aanbieder van tv, IPTV en direct-to-home-televisie.
SES and High TV Launch 24/7 Multi-Genre Linear Ultra HD Channel
PRINCETON, N.J. & LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)– SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), one of the world’s leading satellite operators, announced today the launch of a 24/7 multi-genre linear Ultra HD cable TV channel via satellite. The new Ultra HD network is called High 4K TV and features a broad range of round-the-clock content from Ultra HD movies and TV shows to sports and documentaries.
Content for the new High 4K TV channel will be delivered over the SES-3 satellite, one of three satellites (SES-1, SES-3, AMC-18) that make up SES’s Ultra HD neighbourhood at the centre of the orbital arc over North America. High 4K TV will be the latest channel to join SES’s growing worldwide Ultra HD line-up. The trio of satellites at the core of SES’s North America Ultra HD platform enable programmers to reach more than 100 million U.S. television homes through virtually every cable TV, IPTV and direct-to-home provider across the region.
“The new channel, with its breadth of programming, is another key step in helping cable operators through North America accelerate the delivery of linear live Ultra HD content to subscriber homes across the U.S.,” said Steve Corda, Vice President of business development for SES in North America.
SES has developed the first end-to-end solution capable of delivering linear live Ultra HD content to a cable system. The innovative Ultra HD platform was unveiled by SES and Harmonic at the NAB Conference earlier this year, followed by cable operator trials of the plug-and-play service and the launch of North America’s first Ultra HD demonstration channels.
“This launch is a major step toward enabling the affordable and timely delivery of Ultra HD to cable homes across America,” noted Justin Borrelo, Head of Business Development at High TV. “It is indeed a major milestone for us, as an international 4K channel, to be present in North America with SES. We are excited to be bringing the very best in lifestyle and entertainment programming to an audience that embraces entertainment as the very essence of their culture, and we look forward to expanding the delivery of High 4K TV programming to other regions around the world.”
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About High TV
Headquartered in New York, with offices in Hong Kong and London, High 4K is the First International 24/7 Ultra High Definition Entertainment Channel that features a unique mix of Travel, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sports and original content in 4K. High 4K benefits from large production capacities worldwide and will unveil the largest 4K VOD library in the world, with more than 100 hours each year of premium 4K programs, such as travel and cooking shows, and movies. Further information available at: www.high4k.com.
SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) is the world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.
SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the satellite industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.
SES holds a participation in O3b Networks, a next generation satellite network combining the reach of satellite with the speed of fiber.
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