German commercial TV channel RTL Nitro has produced three episodes of its car show Nitro Autoquartett in Ultra HD resolution.
German DTH satellite platform HD+ will show the programmes on its Ultra HD channel UHD1 by HD+ on Astra (19.2° East) in parallel to their broadcast on RTL Nitro (in SD and HD resolution).
The first episode produced in Ultra HD will air on October 21, 2016 at 21.15 CET with the other two episodes to follow on November 4 and 18, 2016.
RTL Nitro is the first channel of media company Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland to test the production and transmission of Ultra HD content.
A growing number of German households equip themselves with the required hardware: In the first half of 2016, one quarter of the TV sets sold were Ultra HD-capable.