Synamedia has announced a new partnership with Pearl TV. The independent video software provider is joining the Phoenix Model Market Initiative that’s planning a transition to a next-generation over-the-air television broadcasting system.
SES Platform Services, the technical services subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES, will handle the broadcasting of Pearl.tv UHD, Europe’s first free-to-air Ultra HD channel scheduled to launch at German consumer electronics fair IFA 2015 in Berlin on September 4.
Europe’s first commercial free-to-air (FTA) Ultra HD channel will come from Germany.
German home-shopping broadcaster pearl.tv will offer its channel in standard definition (SD) on Astra (19.2 degrees East) again from August 1, 2014.
German home shopping channels are launching HD versions of their main channel. Pearl TV is the latest to start on the Astra satellite.