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SES Adds 4KUniverse Channel to its Growing Ultra-HD Lineup

By Veronica Magan | December 14, 2016
4KUniverse’s 4K TV show Model Turned Superstar.

4KUniverse’s 4K TV show Model Turned Superstar.
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[Via Satellite 12-14-2016] 4KUniverse, a general entertainment Ultra-HD channel, has joined SES’ Ultra-HD line-up being delivered to cable operators and other television platforms across North America. A mix of documentaries, sports, movies, and TV shows aimed at Millennials and Generation-X viewers, 4KUniverse will make its debut in January on the SES 1 satellite, one of three satellites (SES 1, SES 3, and AMC 18) hosting SES’ North American Ultra-HD distribution platform at the center of the orbital arc.

4KUniverse, licensed to Multiple Video Program Distributors (MVPDs) by Vivicast Media, is the fourth Ultra-HD channel in less than two months to join SES’s regional Ultra-HD platform, home to eight linear Ultra-HD channels as of January. SES has now inked distribution deals with more than 30 Ultra-HD channels globally.

4KUniverse offers Ultra-HD content featuring high-end entertainment series; live sports content, which includes exclusive 4K rights to the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour; and a broad range of movie titles as well as nature documentaries.

Cable operators across the United States are currently receiving and testing the growing line-up of SES-delivered Ultra-HD channels across their systems, in preparation for the distribution of Ultra-HD content to their subscribers, according to the company.