Verizon Teams with SES on Ultra HD Trial2017-03-27 15:31 by Daniela
Tags: Verizon, SES, 4K, Ultra HD
Verizon today announced that it will collaborate with satellite operator SES S.A. to start testing 4K channels throughout the U.S. As part of the agreement, Verizon will receive and test content from SES's pre-packaged Ultra HD platform.
SES will deliver nine 4K channels to Fios users in the trial: Fashion One 4K, Insight, Travelxp 4K, Nature Relaxation, C4K360, 4K Universe, UHD1, SES Demo Channel, and NASA TV UHD.
"Leading television services providers, such as Verizon, are evaluating our platform as a way to integrate scalable and dedicated satellite bandwidth into their Ultra HD launch plans," explained Steve Corda, Vice President of Business Development for SES in North America. "With more than 4.5 million video subscribers, Verizon Fios represents an exciting addition to our overall effort aimed at making Ultra HD more affordable and faster to market for TV services providers across the region."
"Verizon's network is uniquely positioned to bring its customers the most innovative content solutions, including 4K/UHD." said Erin McPherson, VP of Programming & Content Strategy. "We look forward to driving the technology and delivering premier video experiences through our collaboration with SES."
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