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Ultra-HD Gains Momentum in the US for SES

By Kendall Russell | July 24, 2017
SES' Digital Network Operations (DINO). Photo: SES.

SES’ Digital Network Operations (DINO). Photo: SES.

With an additional nine TV operators joining SES’ Ultra-HD TV trials, a total of 30 U.S. pay-TV providers with a combined audience of more than 10 million subscribers are now testing SES’ 4K content delivery platform across their distribution networks.

The latest wave of pay-TV system operators to ink Ultra-HD trial agreements with SES includes Alliance Communications, an internet, phone and cable TV operator serving subscribers in South Dakota and Minnesota; Cincinnati Bell, a telco in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky; and Douglas County Community Network, an ultra-high-speed broadband and IPTV provider in the state of Washington.

Among the 30 operators on SES’ 4K platform, three have already initiated commercial linear Ultra HD services in subscriber homes via SES’ end-to-end solution: Marquette-Adams Communications in Wisconsin, Highlands Cable Group in North Carolina, and, most recently, EPB Fiber Optics in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

SES’ Ultra-HD platform combines satellite distribution services, reception gear, and a large 4K Ultra-HD channel line-up, featuring Fashion One 4K, Travelxp 4K, 4KUniverse, NASA TV UHD, Insight TV, UHD1, C4K360, Funbox UHD, Nature Relaxation 4K and SES’s Ultra-HD demonstration channel.