Category Archives: HD / 4K

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 [...]

Du to introduce DTH platform in HD with Eutelsat 7W

Du, the Integrated Telecommunications Company, is launching its new HD DTH platform in the Middle East and North Africa region.  The company will be using the DVB-S2 transponder which has been leased recently on Eutelsats 7W satellite. The new development has been optimized for the rapid growth of the regions markets. Fahad AlHassawi, chief commercial [...]

Saudi Telecom goes for live HD TV Broadcast Network

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the Saudi-Arabia based telecommunications company, is partnering with Net Insight, the media transport and resource scheduling service provider. With the latters Saudi partner, Advanced Communication and Electronics Systems (ACES), Net Insight will provide modern broadcast media network. This will result in STC creating new and very efficient workflows with the broadcast [...]

Public broadcaster of Morocco opts EVS for HD transitions

The SNRT (Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision), the public broadcaster of Morocco, strikes a deal with EVS Broadcast Equipment SA, the company offering live video production technology, for the delivery of fully-centralised HD news production infrastructure. Ten television channels will be operated by SNRT, using the EVS technology with its transitions to HD. [...]

Ooredoo introduces first 4K/UHD channels with Harmonic in Middle East

Harmonic, the video delivery infrastructure has declared that Ooredoo, the worldwide telecommunications operator has introduced the first 4K TV channels in the Middle East region. The new channel is called the FunBox UHD and C4K360 and uses the latest ElectraTM video compression solution for the IP environments. Offering a combination of 24/7 programming, the new [...]

SES, SPI/ Filmbox sign capacity deal to distribute HD channels in Latin America

The satellite operator SES announced that it has signed a multi-year capacity agreement with SPI International/Filmbox Channels Group to support the companys expansion in Latin America and distribute its HD channels in the region through satellite NSS-806. SPI will extend its reach in Latin America thanks to the C-band capacity of the satellite, which covers [...]

Arabsat and Globecast partners to introduce TRT World HD

Arabsat, the communications satellite operator in Saudi Arabia is linking up with Globecast, the global solutions provider, to launch TRT World in high definition on Arabsats Badr-6 satellite at 26o E. Globecast will provide connectivity through its seamless fibre network and Paris NOC to enable the uplink of the TRT news platform (from Turkey) to [...]