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Ultra-HD boost from Sky Deutschland

July 16, 2015

Satellite operator SES has confirmed that Sky Deutschland has secured additional capacity for Ultra-HD broadcasts on ASTRA at 19.2 degrees East.

“At Sky Deutschland, we believe in being innovative with our offerings and providing our customers with the best television experience, and have therefore been investing in Ultra-HD. The agreement with SES gives us planning security in terms of capacity so that we can continue to develop Ultra-HD and get it ready for the market,” said Holger Ensslin, Chief Officer of Legal, Regulatory Affairs and Distribution at Sky Deutschland.

“We are pleased to partner with Sky Deutschland as they embark on their Ultra-HD journey. There is no better way to broadcast Ultra-HD than on satellites: unlike other infrastructures, satellites can deliver Ultra-HD programmes in the best quality available and cost-effectively all over the country,” said Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer at SES. “That, coupled with the extensive reach of 19.2 degrees East, will ensure that Sky Deutschland’s Ultra-HD content will be made readily available to all satellite households in Germany and Austria.”

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