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

Africasat 1a Measat

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

Liquid Telecom Eutelsat

Liquid Telecom Leases Capacity on Eutelsat 7B for Broadcast and Enterprise Services

[Via Satellite 05-03-2016] Liquid Telecom has entered a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat to use multiple transponders on the Eutelsat 7B satellite. The independent data, voice and IP provider has purchased the capacity to support both enterprise solutions and broadcasting services for pay-TV. Satellite complements Liquid Telecom’s pan-African terrestrial network and enables the company to provide [...]

By | May 3, 2016

Alan Crisp NSR

2016: A Key Inflection Point for Ultra-HD

While there have been specific factors at play that have spearheaded the new format in South Korea and Japan, Ultra-HD growth in the region is expected to be replicated at a macro level with the rest of the world. This trend will commence in Western Europe — with its large number of test broadcasts — [...]

By | May 2, 2016

Via Satellite Magazine Asia Edition 2016 Cover

Pay-TV and Broadcast Snapshots in Asia

At the Media Partners Asia (MPA) Asia Pacific Pay-TV Operators Summit in Bali, Indonesia, stakeholders from across the broadcast landscape will assess the latest state of the market. Asia remains full of fascinating opportunities for broadcast and pay-TV services; the question is: what will happen next?

By | May 2, 2016

Thaicom and SLNTV Ink Global Distribution Deal

[Via Satellite 04-28-2016] Thaicom has entered into a multi-year agreement with Somaliland National Television (SLNTV), Somaliland’s national broadcaster. Under the terms of the agreement, Thaicom will provide SLNTV with C-band capacity on the Thaicom 5 satellite and a complete end-to-end solution that includes the design, installation and commissioning of the uplink facility. The satellite operator’s [...]

By | April 28, 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Eurovision Signs SES Capacity Deal for Rio 2016 Olympics

[Via Satellite 04-28-2016] SES has signed a capacity agreement with Eurovision to broadcast the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics to sports fans around the world. As part of the agreement, Eurovision will lease several transponders on the NSS-806 satellite between July and August 2016 to enable broadcasters across the globe to provide extensive coverage of [...]

By | April 28, 2016

ABS Broadcast Arianespace

Trace Urban Expands Distribution on ABS 2

[Via Satellite 04-27-2015] ABS and Trace announced an agreement to broadcast the Trace Urban international music channel via ABS 2’s global C-band beam across the Asia Pacific region. The channel, which features popular urban music genres such as R&B, hip-hop, dance, and rhythmic pop, will debut on May 1. Trace Urban is available in 130 [...]

By | April 27, 2016

Eutelsat Wiztivi

Eutelsat, Wiztivi Launch App for FTA Hot Bird Viewers

[Via Satellite 04-27-2016] Eutelsat and multiscreen TV solutions expert Wiztivi are unveiling, a smart Electronic Program Guide (EPG) for tablets and smartphones, at the TV Connect show in London. The application addresses the 66 million homes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East equipped for Direct-to-Home (DTH) reception of Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellites, [...]

By | April 27, 2016

RTL International

Global Eagle to Broadcast German TV Channel Aboard Cruise Ships

[Via Satellite 04-26-2016] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has signed an exclusive agreement with German television programming company RTL International to provide a new German Premium TV channel to cruise ships around the world. The company will deliver RTL’s TV channel to 27 cruise lines and more than 130 ships serving about 10 million passengers a year. In [...]

By | April 26, 2016

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