As part of the agreement, Verizon will receive and test content from SES’s pre-packaged Ultra HD platform.
Commenting on the development, Erin McPherson, Verizon’s VP of programming & content strategy, said: “Verizon’s network is uniquely positioned to bring its customers the most innovative content solutions.
“We look forward to driving the technology and delivering premier video experiences through our collaboration with SES.”
Steve Corda, VP of business development for SES in North America, added: “This collaborative agreement between SES and Verizon marks an important milestone in the development of our Ultra HD solution. Leading television services providers, such as Verizon, are evaluating our platform as a way to integrate scalable and dedicated satellite bandwidth into their Ultra HD launch plans.
“With more than 4.5 million video subscribers, Verizon Fios represents an exciting addition to our overall effort aimed at making Ultra HD more affordable and faster to market for TV services providers across the region.”