Satnews Daily
December 12th, 2017

Travelxp 4K to Broadcast Content Via SES' Astra 19.2 East Satellite to HD+ Viewers

Travelxp 4K will start delivering its programs in Ultra HD (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) to HD+ viewers across Germany as of December 13, 2017 — the channel will be broadcast via Astra 19.2 degrees East and will rely on MX1 for playout and uplink services.

Travelxp 4K is also one of the first networks in the world to broadcast in High Dynamic Range, a feature that provides better contrast and greatly improves the viewer experience. Thanks to that technology, HD+ customers can enjoy holiday destinations from around the world from the comfort of their own homes without any additional costs — in a picture quality that is almost as good as real-life.

The Ultra HD HDR channel was first launched on SES’s North American Ultra HD platform nearly a year ago. The growing SES content line-up in North America, which also features NASA TV UHD, Fashion One 4K, C4K360, UHD1, 4KUNIVERSE, Funbox UHD, Nature Relaxation 4K, the SES demo channel, INSIGHT TV and The Country Network.

Artistic rendition of the Astra 19.2 satellite.
Image is courtesy of SES.

Prashant Chothani, the CEO of Travelxp, advised that Travelxp 4K made its world debut in Ultra HD with SES almost a year ago and the company has continued to innovate with SES ever since that date. The channel will initially launch in English, but at the start of 2018, viewers will also be able to access German content.

Ferdinand Kayser, CEO of SES Video, added that by leveraging SES Network's global infrastructure, the firm's unique product portfolio and commitment to new TV technologies, the company has fast become the leader in Ultra HD. The combination of ASTRA capacity, MX1 services and the HD+ media platform creates a strong formula that allows Travelxp 4K to introduce its Ultra HD content in Germany. With the addition of Travelxp 4K to its bouquet, HD+ is entering the next phase of the Ultra HD development in Germany, continuing what started two years ago with the first Ultra HD demo channel.