SES launching 4K channel

HD+, a subsidiary of satellite services operator SES, will launch a channel to demonstrate the 4K ultra high definition programming in September. German satellite platform HD+ said the new service will showcase 4K programming with a mix of sports, culture, lifestyle and nature content. It added that content and industry partners that want to test […]

Viewpoint: Coming up next… consolidation

Simon Murray, Digital TV Research Few were surprised by BSkyB’s announcement in late July that it wanted to buy 21st Century Fox’s stakes in Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland – the three companies have been cooperating for some time. Several ex-Sky senior managers work in Germany and Italy, while the firms share the same technologies. […]

HD TV continues rapid growth across the globe

The proportion of global TV households watching HD programming is expected to grow from under 14% at the end of last year to almost 42% by the end of 2017, according to TBI-publisher Informa Telecoms & Media’s latest Global HDTV Forecasts report. Informa Telecoms & Media predicts that the number of active HD households will […]

BSkyB to make sports channels available without subscription

BSkyB is making its sports channels available on a pay-as-you-go basis for £9.99 a day ($15.80) without a TV subscription for the first time. Sky is to offer access its six Sky Sports channels to customers of Now TV, the over-the-top TV service launched by Sky late last year, for a 24-hour period for £9.99 […]