SES adds Pearl TV in 4K
May 20, 2015
By Chris Forrester
Pearl TV, backed by Enstyle GmbH, will be the first commercial 4K/Ultra HDTV channel to be offered to viewers on satellite, via SES’ satellite at 19.2 degrees East. Viewers to the Canal+/Canalsatellite bouquet, as well as those viewing Sky Germany and other German-language broadcasts will be able to watch the channel provided they have a suitable 4K-enabled TV set.
Pearl TV will go live in September.
“Years ago, pearl.tv was the first shopping channel to broadcast its programme in native HD. Today, by being the first to launch pearl.tv in Ultra HD, we are once again demonstrating our strength as technological leaders in the European media industry. We will also be producing and broadcasting pearl.tv in native Ultra HD from a brand new studio,” said Dr Michael Sichler, MD at Enstyle GmbH.
“SES has been at the forefront of Ultra HD developments since 2011. Our satellites can deliver a truly immersive Ultra HD experience, because satellites are the only infrastructure capable of distributing native Ultra HD in extremely high quality throughout Europe to millions of TV homes,” said Ferdinand Kayser, CCO at SES. “We are proud that we will be working together with our partner to achieve the next Ultra HD milestone and broadcast Europe’s first commercial free-to-air Ultra HD channel to the 18 million DTH households we serve in Germany today.”