Amsterdam-based factual entertainment channel INsightTV is launching in Ultra-HD over North America. INsight TV is the latest in a series of channels to join SES’s 4K Ultra HD distribution neighbourhood aboard their satellites (SES-1, SES-3 and AMC-18) located at the centre of the orbital arc over the region.
INsight TV launched in Europe in UHD a year ago. The North American programming feed will originate from SES’s MX1 playout centre in Munich, Germany, where it will be fibered to SES’s teleport in Woodbine, Maryland. From there the feed will be combined with other UHD channels within SES’s North America UHD multiplex, uplinked to the SES-1 satellite and distributed to cable and broadcast distribution points throughout the US, Canada and region.
INsight TV features more than 200 hours of original fresh content across a unique lineup, a global factual entertainment channel with a passion for creating content that takes the viewer on an adventurous journey to explore and interact with stories. The range of programming will demonstrate the best of Ultra HD: from beautiful, vivid cinematography to high-speed action. This includes new original programme titles like Dracula: Escape The Castle, Power & …, Extraordinary Humans, Living Stone and many more to come.
“Our European launch of INsight TV with SES has been a huge success, and our content trials have certainly indicated that our unique programming concept will be equally popular with the introduction of our 24/7 channel across North America,” said Rian Bester, TERN CEO. “As the leader in global video distribution, SES has always been at the heart of our launch and growth plans for INsight TV.”