German public broadcaster ARD is gearing up for the new generation of high-definition television.
WATCH VIDEO. International fashion broadcaster Fashion One has launched Fashion 4K on September 1, 2015, marking the world’s first free-to-air global Ultra HD channel.
Astra satellite operator SES and its German subsidiary HD+ will launch a joint Ultra HD showcase channel on September 4, 2015.
Canal+ has launched a test channel in the Ultra HD format.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has expanded its preparations for the new generation of high-definition television.
Worldwide 4K TV shipments are expected to exceed 30 million units this year.
Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch has expressed caution on the launch of an Ultra HD service. However, CFO Andrew Griffith told analysts at the presentation of Sky’s annual results that the pay-TV platform will move to a single hardware platform by 2017.
BT will charge £15 for a package that includes its new Ultra HD channel.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland prepares the introduction of an Ultra HD offering and has rented additional capacity on Astra (19.2° East) from satellite operator SES for this purpose.
The showcase channel on which German satellite platform HD+ wants to give viewers an impression of Ultra HD (4K) will launch in September 2015 on Astra (19.2° East).