Digiturk launches Turkish 4K channel

Turkish pay TV provider Digiturk has launched a 4K demonstration channel in partnership with satellite operator Eutelsat Communications.

Digiturk said that the channel helps “lay the foundations for the next step change in television broadcasting” and marks the first time the super-HD format has been shown in Turkey.

The impact of 4K television was among the hot topics at MIPTV this month.

Digiturk first started testing the channel with a broadcast at its headquarters in Beşiktaş, transmitted via the Eutelsat 7A satellite – which is also home to Digiturk’s regular pay-TV platform.

“We have 4K capability as of now and aim to be ready for commercial broadcasts once standards of this ecosystem are finalised and consumer equipment is available in the market. This demonstration channel gives us a powerful platform to show the vivid experience afforded by Ultra HD and will enable us to build the broadcasting chain from content production to home viewing,” said Emre Uysal, Digiturk’s product development and broadcasting systems operations manager.

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