German broadcaster High View is expanding its Ultra HD (UHD) offer: After Deluxe Music, Planet and Waidwerk will also show UHD content on DTH satellite platform HD+.
Pay-TV documentary channel Planet will kick off the new slate of UHD programmes by broadcasting Costa Rica – Nature under the Rainbow on March 18, 2019 at 21.15 CET in parallel on UHD1 by HD+ in Ultra HD resolution.
Waidwerk, the subscription video-on-demand service for hunters and fishermen, will follow on April 8, 2019: The documentary River Jaws – Giant fish in our rivers will be shown on UHD1 by HD+ at 20.15 CET.
Deluxe Music has been present with selected programmes on the Ultra HD channel operated by HD+ on Astra (19.2° East) since 2016.
“The technical development is progressing rapidly. There are already over 10 million UHD TV sets on the market today. Through the cooperation with UHD1, we have the ideal partner at our side to show the viewers of Planet, Waidwerk and Deluxe Music even more content in high-resolution in future,” said Alexander Trauttmansdorff, managing director of High View.
Georges Agnes, managing director operations and product development at HD Plus, added: “More and more broadcasters are producing their formats in UHD quality. The first choice for broadcasting is currently UHD1. We provide broadcasters with an excellent infrastructure for testing their UHD productions in top quality. At the same time, viewers can choose from an ever-increasing range of UHD formats on their UHD TV set with HD+. That’s a good thing, because viewers appreciate the development and are increasingly demanding better picture quality.”