Videocon d2h claims first 4K UltraHD trial in India
Rebecca Hawkes | 04 July 2014
Videocon d2h has previewed a 4K UltraHD DTH service ahead of its anticipated commercial launch by the Indian direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV provider.
Videocon d2h claims it will be the first company in India to provide a 4K UltraHD service, comprising picture resolution of 3840 pixels × 2160p lines (8.3 megapixels, aspect ratio 16:9). No date has yet been given for the commercial launch of UHD, which has twice the horizontal and vertical resolution and four times as many pixels overall compared with the 1080p HDTV format.
"4K DTH services previewed today [3 July] will revolutionise viewing in this country. It will provide images with so much clarity, finer detailing and nuances that the differences will be unbelievable. We are hopeful that we will be able to enhance the overall viewing experience through our product portfolios and service offerings," said Anil Khera, CEO, Videocon d2h.
Saurabh Dhoot, Videocon director, added: "Videocon d2h Limited as a leading DTH service provider, is committed to bring global technology into the Indian TV homes through our innovations. 4K UltraHD is the latest innovation in viewing technology. We have successfully previewed the service today and demonstrated our capabilities."
Videocon d2h currently offers 500 channels and services; 27 Asli HD channels and services, 239 regional channels and services, and 130 South channels and services on its DTH platform.