HD+ unveils first HD+ embedded UltraHD TV set and channel
DetailsEditor | 11 July 2015
SES and TechniSat’s subsidiary HD+ has unveiled what the company claims is the first UltraHD TV set integrated with its no-CI+ module decryption system.
The unveiling of the system at the IFA innovation briefings also saw the pre-announcement of the launch of a complementary UltraHD demo channel in September.
With the new TechniMedia UHD+ system, the company says that consumers will have easy access to more than 50 HD channels via the HD+ platform as long as they have a valid HD+ card. They will also be able to access HD+’s new UltraHD demo channel. Currently, HD+ customers access HD+ channels by connecting a TV with an HD+ set-top-box or with a CI+ module.
The TechniMedia UHD+ will be available in the fourth quarter of 2015 in three sizes: 43 inches (109 cm), 49 inches (123 cm) and 55 inches (140 cm). When launched in September, the HD+ UHD demo channel will broadcast a mix of sports, culture, lifestyle and nature content. Professional industry partners who are keen to test out their Ultra HD content can also contribute to the demo channel. The TechniMedia UHD+ will also offer premium features as well as multimedia integration into the home network and can be controlled through an app.
“With more UltraHD content being produced, it’s a matter of time before UltraHD channels are offered in the market. At the same time, consumer electronics must be easy to use and intuitive, hence the reason why we partnered with TechniSat to offer HD+ on a new UltraHD TV,” commented Georges Agnes, managing director of product development at HD PLUS. “In September, the new HD+ UltraHD demo channel will broadcast content of our professional partners and also provide producers with the opportunity to broadcast their user-generated content on linear TV.”