US deal for UHD net 4KUniverse

A new 4K UHD channel, 4KUniverse, has take capacity on SES’s satellite platform to broadcast Ultra HD content across the US. 4KUniverse will make its debut in January on the SES-1 satellite offering a mix of documentaries, sports, movies, and TV shows aimed at millennials and Generation-X viewers. LA-based distributor Mance Media has launched 4KUniverse, […]

Zee preps German free-TV channel

Zee Entertainment Enterprises is to launch a new free-to-air TV channel in Germany – Zee One. Zee One is to launch by the middle of this year and will have a technical reach of 18 million homes in Germany and an additional 2.5 million German-speaking homes in Austria and Switzerland via the Astra satellite position […]

‘1,000 UHD nets by 2025’

Satellite operator SES believes there will be over 1,000 Ultra HD channels by 2025, and that UHD TV sales will grow rapidly as prices fall. The company calculates that there are currently over 1,200 UHD movies and shows available with a further 200 expected by the end of this year. The 2025 total is expected […]

High 4K ultra HD channel launches

Satellite services company SES has launched High 4K TV, a new ultra HD entertainment channel. The new service will be programmed with 4K series, sport programming and docs and the round-the-clock service will be beamed across North America. SES says that the new channel reaches 100 million US homes and can be delivered via cable, […]

TERN to launch new Ultra HD channel

Netherlands-based TV Entertainment Reality Network (TERN) will launch a new free-to-air channel next month in both HD and Ultra HD quality. TERN will make the channel exclusively available via satellite in Europe, having contracted capacity from satellite operator SES as part of a long-term agreement. “Our ambition is to broadcast premium programming in an immersive […]

Sky pushes ahead with German 4K plans

Sky in Germany has signed a new deal with satellite operator SES, leasing more capacity for Ultra High Definition (UHD) broadcasts, and potentially paving the way for a full 4K network launch. Sky Deutschland’s chief officer of legal, regulatory affairs and distribution, Holger Ensslin, said that Sky has been investing in HD as part of […]

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 […]

SES to beam Ebola channel

Satellite services company SES is beaming an educational channel designed to help educate people in West Africa about the Ebola virus, across the region. Fight Ebola will be beamed into pay TV and free-to-air DTH homes as parts of West Africa continue to deal with the worst-ever outbreak of the deadly virus. The channel helps […]

SES boss Romain Bausch stepping down after 18 years

SES president and CEO Romain Bausch (pictured) is due retire from the satellite operator after more than 18 years in the job, with board member Karim Michel Sabbagh named as his successor. Bausch informed the SES board of directors that he plans to step down at the next annual general meeting of shareholders in April […]