Eutelsat adds up two new UHD TV channels to its line-up in MENA

Eutelsat Communications announce the launch of two new Ultra HD channels at its popular HOTBIRD video neighbourhood. Fashion TV’s new Ultra HD channel, FTV UHD and Travelxp 4K have concluded multi-year contracts with Eutelsat to leverage HOTBIRD’s market-leading penetration into cable and IPTV networks across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

FTV UHD made its debut on HOTBIRD on 23 December while Travelxp 4K starts broadcasting from January, 2017. Both channels have selected HEVC encoding with 10bits of colour depth (one billion colours), at 50 frames per second.

Michel Azibert, Eutelsat’s Chief Commercial and Development Officer, concluded: “The launch of FTV UHD and Travelxp 4K is new evidence of the move by content producers to Ultra HD. Their trust in Eutelsat reflects our commitment to delivering service that guarantees viewers an enriched and unrivalled Ultra HD experience”.

“We are proud to support these new channels and look forward to accelerating their distribution across the vast footprint provided by our HOTBIRD video neighbourhood,” he added.

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