Spanish satellite operator Hispasat and German service provider Media Broadcast Satellite have signed an agreement at IBC to provide 4K content distribution services in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Astra satellite operator SES and German research institute Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI will jointly broadcast a 10K x 2K panorama video signal live via satellite for interactive presentation on Ultra HD TV sets and VR glasses at IBC.
Deutsche Telekom will expand its IPTV platform Entertain by offering Ultra HD content and direct access to video-on-demand (VOD) service Netflix.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will transmit its Formula 1 coverage in Ultra HD in Germany and Austria from this weekend for the first time.
German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 will make Ultra HD content (4K) available to its viewers through the red button on the remote control for the first time.
With an additional nine TV operators joining SES’s Ultra HD trials, a total of 30 US pay0TV providers are now testing SES’s 4K content delivery platform across their distribution networks.
Slovakia’s Antik Telecom plans to add a number of Ultra HD channels to its IPTV offer.
The Slovak sports channel 213 has become the first to in the country broadcast via satellite in Ultra HD.
Franco-German cultural channel Arte will be showing the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet in 4K Ultra HD HDR on three satellites.
Hispasat will participate in a live TV broadcast in Spain next week using 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology.