SES Platform Services Support Launch of Third Ultra-HD TV Channel in Europe

SES Platform Services GmbH, one of Europe’s technical media service providers, is providing a comprehensive range of services for INSIGHT, the first Ultra-HD channel on the Television Entertainment Reality Network (TERN).

From content creation, production and talent management to music publishing and delivery, TERN owns every step of the process, guaranteeing a premium experience for partners and viewers.

“We’re delighted to be launching TERN’s first Ultra-HD channel via satellite,” said Sophie Lersch, Chief Product Officer for Services at SES Platform Services. “Including INSIGHT, there are [now] three Ultra-HD channels available in Europe and we work closely with all of them.”

The new linear and non-linear channel launched this week in Asia and Europe and is available both in HD and Ultra-HD quality. Under a long-term agreement, SES Platform Services is providing a comprehensive range of services from content management to linear and non-linear distribution. The entire channel content is stored in FLUID MAM, a professional, secure, managed cloud environment for efficient and secure video content and metadata management and distribution to any platform, including Video-On-Demand (VOD), streaming and satellite.

Based on FLUID MAM, SES Platform Services is supplying a flexible playout solution that includes multi-level quality checks and content segmentation, which makes it easy to schedule commercial breaks. This full end-to-end Ultra-HD playout is one of the first solutions available worldwide. SES Platform Services is also encoding the signals (H.264 for HD, HEVC for Ultra HD) and the uplink to the Astra satellites on 19.2 degrees East.

SES Platform Services is also preparing and delivering live streams and VOD-content to INSIGHT’s respective OTT platforms for non-linear distribution of the channel.

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