Telenor Satellite And Intelsat Add New 4K/UHD Channels To Key European Regions

Telenor Satellite and Intelsat are extending their longstanding partnership at 1° West to expand 4K/UHD (Ultra High Definition) channel distribution to Nordic and Central Eastern European (CEE) countries and introducing it directly into the homes of nearly 18 million Pay TV households in the region.

The Telenor Satellite and Intelsat 1° West media distribution solution is an ideal platform for 4K/UHD, which offers the best quality picture for viewers. The partnership at 1° West is already helping broadcasters in the region reach a much larger audience, across a broader geographic area, when broadcasting 4K channels.

The companies are now introducing new 4K/UHD channel distribution. First channels to be offered include NASA TV and WOW 4K, with additional channels coming soon. The new 4K channels will be broadcast to CEE and Nordic region viewers on Telenor Satellite’s THOR 7, and Intelsat will do the same for CEE viewers using Intelsat 10-02.

“We are delighted to welcome broadcast channels such as Wow 4K and NASA 4K to be distributed via our 1° West satellite fleet, with 4K content enhancing the viewing experience even more,” said Ole Ledang, Director of Broadcasting Division at Telenor Satellite.

“We know that viewers’ expectations are growing when it comes to user experience. They are looking for a high-quality, high-resolution image, and they also want access to more diversified content. Working with Telenor Satellite, we are making it possible for broadcasters to meet their viewers’ needs in the Nordics, the CEE regions and neighbourhoods that we are already addressing through 1° West,” said Olivier Herson, Managing Sales Director at Intelsat. 

You might also like...

Intelsat Looks To Close Digital Divide In U.S.

Late last year, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to establish a 5G Fund, making $9 billion available to help mobile network operators (MNOs) deploy 4G and 5G mobile wireless services in hard-to-reach rural America. Some call these areas with sparse…

Satellites With Sub-Frame Delay

As broadcasters launch NEXTGEN TV and telecoms launch 5G, a couple of high-profile, rich-guys with rocket companies are racing to build new wireless data communications infrastructures to benefit everyone, everywhere.

Server-Based “At Home” Workflows Provide Efficiency For NASCAR Productions

NASCAR Productions, based in Charlotte NC, prides itself on maintaining one of the most technically advanced content creation organizations in the country. It’s responsible for providing content, graphics and other show elements to broadcasters (mainly Fox and NBC), as w…

Satellite Shares Slip as Sky Confirms Launch of More Online Access

These are nervous times for the big satellite platform operators and their shareholders as major DTH video service providers such as Sky and AT&T’s DirecTV increase their commitment to the Internet as an alternative delivery medium.

Streaming Media Adapters Move into Ultra HD Era

Growth of online services both from pure OTT players like YouTube and also operator offerings like AT&T’s DirecTV Now in the US and Sky’s Now TV in Europe is creating a boom in associated streaming devices for…