On July 22nd, German broadcast group ProSieben’s will air an episode of science programme Galileo Spezial in UHD for the first time.
Viewers with a compatible TV set can watch the broadcast on the channel UHD1 by HD+ via satellite in parallel with the broadcast in HD and SD – and the episode will be unencrypted.
In addition to the broadcast on UHD1, UHD content can also be accessed via the digital services from ProSiebenSat.1. Following its first-run, the programme will be available for a limited time via the ProSieben app and on prosieben.de the next day.
“With the increasing spread of UHD-capable TVs, the demand for attractive UHD content is also increasing,” noted Nicole Agudo Berbel, Chief Distribution Officer & EVP Digital Publishing at ProSiebenSat.1. “ProSiebenSat.1 has opted for the highest technical standards with UHD including HDR. This results in even clearer TV images and even brighter colours—and this is ideal for a format such as Galileo Spezial. Other formats from the fiction and non-fiction field are already being produced.”
In the coming months, ProSiebenSat.1 will broadcast other formats in UHD. For example, two SAT.1 Tuesday movies will be among the content to follow: Amokspiel, based on Sebastian Fitzek’s bestselling novel about the criminal psychologist Ira Samin, and Hilfe, meine Mutter bekommt mein Kind! (working title) with Andrea Sawatzki, both of which will be produced and broadcast in UHD.