SES’ HD+ and TechniSat Create Ultra-HD Decryption System, Plan Demo Channel
[Via Satellite 07-09-2015] German HD platform HD+, a subsidiary of SES, and German TV and satellite technology manufacturer TechniSat unveiled an Ultra-HD TV with integrated HD+ decryption system — no Common Interface Plus (CI+) module required. Concurrently, HD+ also announced plans to launch an Ultra-HD demo channel in September.
Through the TechniMedia UHD+ television, customers will have access to more than 50 HD channels via the HD+ platform with a valid HD+ card, as well as the upcoming Ultra-HD demo channel. Currently, HD+ customers access channels by connecting their TV with an HD+ Set-Top-Box (STB) or with a CI+ module.
When launched in September, the HD+ Ultra-HD demo channel will broadcast a mix of sports, culture, lifestyle and nature content. Professional industry partners who desire to test out Ultra-HD content can also contribute to the demo channel.
The TechniMedia UHD+ television will be available in the fourth quarter of 2015 in three sizes: 43-inches (109 cm), 49-inches (123 cm) and 55-inches (140 cm). It will include extensive premium features, a multi-media integration into the home network, and can be controlled through an app.