SES is growing its Ultra HD portfolio, having gone from no commercial channels to 16, including regional variations, in the year to June 30.
The Polish national commercial broadcaster Telewizja Polsat plans to launch a new sports channel on August 1.
Several US cable operators are testing Ultra HD content across SES’s fully managed Ultra HD platform and receiving HEVC 4k IP set top boxes in preparation for trials later this year.
Russia’s leading pay-TV operator Tricolor TV has launched a commercial Ultra HD package.
The Polish public broadcaster TVP is making preparations for the launch an Ultra HD channel.
Japan International Broadcasting, the official distributor of NHK World TV for Japanese public broadcaster NHK, has signed a long-term agreement to broadcast the 24/7 in HD.
German satellite service provider Media Broadcast Satellite has concluded an agreement with M7 Group for uplink services on its platform on Astra (23.5 degrees East).
The Freenet TV package with around 20 commercial free-to-air TV channels in Full HD quality on the German DVB-T2 platform will cost €69 per year, corresponding with €5.75 per month.
Vodafone Deutschland has revised its so called coins per subscriber (CPS) model for the distribution of encrypted HD channels on its cable network (formerly Kabel Deutschland) to comply with the principle of equal chances in the broadcast law.
Telekom Srbija may soon be able to distribute 4k video over its fixed line network.