SES AND HIGH TV LAUNCH 24/7 MULTI-GENRE LINEAR ULTRA HD CHANNEL
SATELLITE-DELIVERED PREMIUM CHANNEL FEATURES BROAD RANGE OF CONTENT FROM MOVIES TO SPORTS
PRINCETON/LUXEMBOURG – 10 September, 2015 – SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), one of the world's leading satellite operators, announced today the launch of a 24/7 multi-genre linear Ultra HD cable TV channel via satellite. The new Ultra HD network is called High 4K TV and features a broad range of round-the-clock content from Ultra HD movies and TV shows to sports and documentaries.
Content for the new High 4K TV channel will be delivered over the SES-3 satellite, one of three satellites (SES-1, SES-3, AMC-18) that make up SES's Ultra HD neighbourhood at the centre of the orbital arc over North America. High 4K TV will be the latest channel to join SES's growing worldwide Ultra HD line-up. The trio of satellites at the core of SES's North America Ultra HD platform enable programmers to reach more than 100 million U.S. television homes through virtually every cable TV, IPTV and direct-to-home provider across the region.
"The new channel, with its breadth of programming, is another key step in helping cable operators through North America accelerate the delivery of linear live Ultra HD content to subscriber homes across the U.S.," said Steve Corda, Vice President of business development for SES in North America.
SES has developed the first end-to-end solution capable of delivering linear live Ultra HD content to a cable system. The innovative Ultra HD platform was unveiled by SES and Harmonic at the NAB Conference earlier this year, followed by cable operator trials of the plug-and-play service and the launch of North America's first Ultra HD demonstration channels.
"This launch is a major step toward enabling the affordable and timely delivery of Ultra HD to cable homes across America," noted Justin Borrelo, Head of Business Development at High TV. "It is indeed a major milestone for us, as an international 4K channel, to be present in North America with SES. We are excited to be bringing the very best in lifestyle and entertainment programming to an audience that embraces entertainment as the very essence of their culture, and we look forward to expanding the delivery of High 4K TV programming to other regions around the world."
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SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) is the world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites.
The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.
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About High TV
Headquartered in New York, with offices in Hong Kong and London, High 4K is the First International 24/7 Ultra High Definition Entertainment Channel that features a unique mix of Travel, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sports and original content in 4K. High 4K benefits from large production capacities worldwide and will unveil the largest 4K VOD library in the world, with more than 100 hours each year of premium 4K programs, such as travel and cooking shows, and movies. Further information available at: www.high4k.com.