SES Platform Services launches satellite, online Ultra HD stream

DetailsEditor | 09 July 2015

Satellite operator SES is targeting the forthcoming IFA show to launch, an Ultra HD shopping channel transmitted via DTH and the Internet.

The channel will launch initially from the Astra prime European orbital position at 19.2° East, delivered by the operator's SES Platform Services division which will provide HEVC encoding of the Ultra HD live signal, as well as the uplink to the satellites. It will also prepare the TV signal and the Internet stream, and manage the content delivery network (CDN) supplying the stream.

"We're delighted to be launching Europe's first free-to-air UHD channel both via satellite and the Internet," explained Sophie Lersch, chief product officer for services at SES Platform Service. "Ultra HD places specific demands on workflows in the content management, playout and encoding sectors – an area in which we've gained a lot of know-how over the past few years. As a result, we can now offer all services that broadcasters and content providers need in order to market and distribute their content in UHD – linear or on-demand, and via satellite or the Internet."

Added Michael Sichler, MD of's owner Enstyle: "With the launch of UHD, we're seeking to raise the quality of our product worlds to a whole new level. SES Platform Services GmbH is the ideal partner for the preparation and playout of our TV signal, as it provides us with top quality UHD services and maximum transmission security.