Vivicast 8th UHD channel on SES
January 21, 2016
By Chris Forrester
Vivicast Media is now transmitting an all-Ultra HD channel across North America.
Named UHD-1 it is being delivered from SES-3, a satellite designed to feed channels and programming into the USA’s cable head-ends. Vivicast Media says it continues to add new UHD content and titles to the rich programming line-up of feature films, television series, exclusive concerts and documentaries for viewers “in North America and beyond”.
This is the fourth unique UHD channel to be featured on SES’s Ultra HD platform, which is accelerating the delivery of linear live UHD programming to North American homes served by multiple video programme distributors (MVPDs). In addition to UHD-1, SES’s UHD neighbourhood also features NASA TV UHD, Fashion One 4K and High 4K TV.
The channel takes to 8 the overall number of UHD channels now handled by SES.
“Vivicast Media has been on the cutting edge of Ultra HD market development for years, preparing for its delivery on a large scale. Now that Ultra HD is becoming reality, we’re very excited about our collaboration with SES, a true innovator in solutions that are accelerating the delivery of Ultra HD to the home,” said Stuart Smitherman, President of Vivicast Media. “We’re focused on providing the very best Ultra HD programming on UHD-1, and we continue to search for new partnerships we can explore to expand on our Ultra HD portfolio. Our relationship with SES enables us to offer content producers broad access to the North American marketplace, which will be a key driver in the timely delivery of this new frontier in television content.”