With the support of global satellite operators, SES and AsiaSat, 4KUNIVERSE will be available to millions of cable, IPTV and MSO subscribers, as cable operators and a broad range of MSOs ready their networks to provide 4K Ultra HD with new 4K set top box technologies.
Starting Q2 2016, 4KUNIVERSETM will begin testing UHD linear feeds.
“Mance Media and 4KUniverse represent exciting additions to the compelling and growing Ultra HD channel line up on our SES satellite-based Ultra HD platform,” said Steve Corda, VP of Business Development in North America for SES. “SES has the largest Ultra HD platform in North America, based on channel count and native 4K content. And as consumers continue to purchase Ultra HD TVs in record numbers, a robust channel offering is essential to meet their growing appetite for high quality, high resolution Ultra HD programming,” Corda explained. “4KUniverse provides the compelling content that Ultra HD TV owners are demanding, and SES’s unique end-to-end platform, designed for cable TV systems, 4KUNIVERSE will be delivered in a linear-channel format to virtually every cable TV headend and household in North America.”
“We are very pleased to welcome 4KUNIVERSETM on board our UHD platform on AsiaSat 4. Their exciting range of UHD theatrical movies and documentaries together with the powerful footprint of AsiaSat 4 will bring more choice of compelling content to the Asian audience. We are very excited to play a part of their global distribution and wish Mance Media every success,” says Sabrina Cubbon, Vice President | Marketing & Global Accounts, AsiaSat
SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) is one of the world-leading satellite operators with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.
SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the satellite industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.
SES holds a participation in O3b Networks, a next generation satellite network combining the reach of satellite with the speed of fibre.
Further information available at: www.ses.com.
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), the leading satellite operator in Asia, serves over two-thirds of the world's population with its six satellites, AsiaSat 3S, AsiaSat 4, AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat 6, AsiaSat 7 and AsiaSat 8. The AsiaSat satellite fleet serves both the broadcast and telecommunications industries. 700 television and radio channels are now delivered by the company's satellites offering access to over 830 million TV households across the Asia-Pacific region. AsiaSat also provides VSAT networks throughout the region. AsiaSat’s next satellite, AsiaSat 9 on order from the manufacturer is planned to be launched in late 2016/early 2017. AsiaSat is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 1135). For more information, please visit www.asiasat.com