A MEO advertisement for   4K on a Samsung TV. Photo: Portugal Telecom

Hispasat, Portugal Telecom to Broadcast Key Soccer Matches in 4K

[Via Satellite 05-18-2016] Hispasat has reached an agreement with Portugal Telecom‘s MEO television platform to broadcast the Champions League Final in 4K format on the Sport TV channel as well as eight of the most important matches of the UEFA Euro 2016 on the RTP 4K channel. The first match to be broadcast in Ultra [...]

By | May 18, 2016

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AsiaSat to Broadcast 4KUniverse on AsiaSat 4

[Via Satellite 05-17-2016] 4KUniverse, a new general entertainment Ultra-HD channel, will be available on AsiaSat’s “4K-Sat” Ultra-HD channel by mid-May on the AsiaSat 4 satellite. The channel features movies, TV series, documentaries and live sports filmed in 4K resolution. 4KUniverse is one of the first premium general entertainment 4K TV channels available to the global [...]

By | May 17, 2016

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Battle Against Pirated Content is Improving, Says WMI Exec

[Via Satellite 05-13-2016] Australia is likely to see a real breakthrough in the fight against pirated content by year’s end, according to World Media International (WMI) Managing Director Tony Ishak. Exacerbated by the Internet-based nonlinear content distribution such as Over-the-Top (OTT), piracy is a major concern to broadcasters and pay-TV providers. WMI has been working [...]

By | May 13, 2016

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SES to Transmit MTG Ultra-HD Sports Channel in the Nordics

[Via Satellite 05-13-2016] MTG’s pay-TV operator Viasat has entered an agreement with SES to use capacity on its SES 5 satellite for the company’s first Ultra-HD channel. The channel, called Viasat Ultra-HD will broadcast a number of sport events, including selected live champions league matches, and other content from MTG’s portfolio, specially produced in Ultra-HD. [...]

By | May 13, 2016

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SES and CCNL Propel Digital Switchover in Nigeria

[Via Satellite 05-12-2016] SES has signed a multi-year agreement with Cable Channels Nigeria Ltd. (CCNL) to provide a video platform from its 28.2 degrees east orbital position for the provision of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and Direct to Home (DTH) broadcast platforms in Nigeria. CCNL, a Nigeria National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) licensed company, is the [...]

By | May 12, 2016

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Eurovision Taps ABS for Capacity on ABS 3A Satellite

[Via Satellite 05-11-2016] Eurovision, the television service of the European Broadcasting Union, signed a capacity agreement for a multi-transponder, multi-year deal on ABS 3A, the latest addition to the ABS fleet. With the new capacity, Eurovision will be able to reach customers in 56 countries across Europe and beyond. Distribution of content will include live [...]

By | May 11, 2016


STN Ups Focus on Asia-Pacific Broadcasters

[Via Satellite 05-11-2016] STN is spearheading a new commercial initiative to help content owners and broadcasters across the Asia-Pacific region reach new audiences in international markets including the U.S., Europe and Africa. The company is increasing its commercial focus on the Asia-Pacific region in order to assist broadcasters in linking to its global network more easily [...]

By | May 11, 2016

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Harmonic Supplying HEVC Headend Solution for Liquid Telecom’s Linear DTH Service

[Via Satellite 05-09-2016] Liquid Telecom is using Harmonic’s ProView 8100 Integrated Receiver Decoders (IRDs), Electra X2 advanced media processors, ProStream 9100 high-density stream processors and NMX Digital Service Manager to support the launch of its fully managed service headend for a new Direct-to-Home (DTH) provider. The company has purchased Harmonic video infrastructure to maximize bandwidth [...]

By | May 9, 2016

Samsung’s UHD Certified 4K TV

UHD Alliance Set Sights on HDR Compatibility

[Via Satellite 05-06-2016] The Ultra-HD Alliance is turning its sights on expanding the amount of 4K content available to consumers as the revolution begins to take off in earnest. Between 2015 and 2016 the number of 4K TV shipments worldwide is expected to jump from 30 million to 48 million, according to asset management company [...]

By | May 6, 2016

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Measat, RR Media Add CBS Reality to African Video Neighborhood

[Via Satellite 05-05-2016] Measat and RR Media have launched the CBS Reality channel across Africa via Measat’s Africasat 1a satellite at 46 degrees east. The Africasat 1a satellite provides high-powered C-band beams that stretch across the African continent and island nations. The channel is available to pay-TV operators and features documentaries and real life dramas. [...]

By | May 5, 2016

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