Travelxp in UHD over US
December 19, 2016
By Chris Forrester
Mumbai-based Travelxp 4K has joined SES’s fast-growing collection of UHD channels on offer for US cable and multi-channel platforms and their subscribers.
SES confirmed that Travelxp 4K would go ‘live’ in January, on SES-1. Travelxp 4K is licensed to multichannel video program distributors (MVPDs) by Vivicast Media, and is the latest in a series of Ultra HD channels to join SES’s Ultra HD platform, home to nine linear Ultra HD channels as of January. SES has now signed distribution agreements with more than 30 Ultra HD channels globally, of which 21 are commercial.
Travelxp 4K, a venture of Celebrities Management Private Limited in India, features hundreds of hours of world class travel programs filmed all over the world. The 4K channel follows the success of Travelxp HD, which offers 100 per cent originally-produced premium travel and lifestyle programming distributed to over 50 million homes globally. Travelxp 4K will showcase global travel content with breathtaking images in 10 bit REC2020 colour space with HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) HDR (High Dynamic Range).
“Travelxp 4K is all about bringing the world to homes in stunning resolution. 10 bit REC2020 with HLG HDR will make the viewing experience more immersive and vivid. It’s not just about more pixels in 4K but better pixels,” explained Prashant Chothani, CEO, Travelxp 4K. “We are delighted to offer viewers a closer and more fascinating look at the world’s most beautiful travel destinations, cultures, and heritage like never before with our 100% original and exclusive 4K programming. By joining SES’s growing Ultra HD bouquet and content distribution platform, Travelxp 4K is well-positioned to reach