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

By Caleb Henry | May 13, 2016
Photo: SES

Photo: SES

[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.

Viasat customers equipped with the company’s new Ultra-HD Set-Top-Box (STB), scheduled to launch in the coming months, and an Ultra-HD screen will experience sports with more detail and life-like movements. With the addition of Viasat Ultra-HD, SES will broadcast a total of 24 Ultra-HD channels — including test channels and regional versions — representing 46 percent of all channels broadcast in this format via satellite worldwide, according to the operator.