Sky Germany launching 2 UHD channels
August 22, 2016
By Chris Forrester
As widely expected, Sky’s German operation will launch two Ultra-HD sports channels on SES Astra’s 19.2 degrees East position shortly.
While the precise date has not been unveiled, Sky Deutschland will show one game per each Bundesliga match day on Sky Sport Bundesliga UHD and selected games from the UEFA Champions League on Sky Sport UHD.
“Sky customers will be the first ones to enjoy the best football matches in Germany and Austria live in Ultra HD. They will get the best programming in the best quality, ahead of everyone else. We are trusting our long-term partner SES to ensure the reliable and uninterrupted broadcasting of our exclusive Ultra HD content, opening new doors to the future of TV,” said Stefan Kunz, VP/Broadcast Services at Sky Deutschland.
“SES is excited to be supporting our long-term customer, Sky Deutschland, in launching their first two Ultra HD channels. Just as our satellite capacity enabled Sky Deutschland to launch their first HD channels back in 2005, SES will provide the same, if not better, quality of capacity and services to ensure the seamless broadcasting of Sky Sport Bundesliga UHD and Sky Sport UHD,” said Norbert Hölzle, SVP/ Commercial, Europe at SES.