Category Archives: HD / 4K

The future of 4K, discussed at NexTV Series South America

During the recent edition of NexTV Series South America, the conference organized by Dataxis, the CTOs of leading companies discussed the future of 4K in the region. Mario de Oliveira, CTO of Uruguays Nuevo Siglo, said that they are “monitoring” the technology, but they need to “consider a balance between available content and the price [...]

Caracol Internacional launches HD channel

Caracol Internacional is now available in HD version for viewers in Latin America and Spain, reaching more than 10 million homes. Currently, Caracol Internacional reaches more than 23 countries, with a programming that includes more than 65 hours a week with the most outstanding TV shows of Colombias Caracol Televisión. “This is a very important [...]

SPIS FightBox HD is coming to South Africa

SPI International launches a new channel in South Africa called FightBox HD in partnership with Discovery digital. As its name explains it very well the new channel will be all about fighting sports and martial arts such as MMA and kickboxing event from US and Europe. Discovery digital is offering the channel on its IPTV [...]

Argentinas Cablevisión adds new HD channels

Argentina’s main pay TV operator, Cablevisión (Grupo Clarín), has added four new HD channels to its programing lineup, reaching a total base of 61 channels in this technology. They are available to all HD clients and also on Cablevision Flow multi-platform service. The channels are LN + (on channel 618), the pay TV network of [...]

MBC chooses Arabsat to carry their HD sports channels

MBC will now be broadcasting in MBC Pro Sports channels HD in the MENA region with the Arabsat satellite. Like Ethiosat in Ethiopia, the MBC has decided to rely on one satellite operator only to distribute its content. Sam Barnett CEO of the MBC group declared: Today we are proceeding with what we started back [...]

SKY Brasil adds nine HD channels

DTH operator SKY Brasil announced the launch of nine HD channels. Children’s channels Boomerang HD and Nick Jr. HD are now available to customers with HD plans throughout the country. In addition, seven other channels that are already available in standard definition are now included in the lineup in HD version. Boomerang HD (Turner) offers [...]

Claro Colombia adds Nick Jr. HD

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) – Americas announced that Claro Colombia, the country’s largest operator, has added Nick Jr. HD to its lineup. The announcement was made by Rita Herring, SVP of Content Distribution for VIMN- Americas. The network is available on channel 1210 of the HD package. Nick Jr. is dedicated to pre-school children, including [...]

Dish TV ups with 23 channels

Dish TV, the direct-to-home (DTH) service provider in India, has upped its number of channels in its portfolio by 23. This will make its total number of channels and services amounting to 615. Nine high-definition (HD) channels alongside 14 standard definition (SD) channels have been added. New HD channels now accounts to 68 and this [...]

EshailSat to broadcast in 4K in MENA

EshailSat, the satellite company of Qatar, is all in to boost its content portfolio in Ultra High Definition (UDH) for its broadcasting client. Showcasing Live transmission of UHD channel with the EshailSat satellite, the company uses technologies like HEVC encoding and DVB-S2X modulation. It also provides 4K UHD services for news and sports channels that [...]