Sky Deutschland adds Ultra HD satellite capacity

DetailsJoseph O'Halloran | 17 July 2015

European 4KTV development has received a huge fillip with the news that German and Austrian pay-TV giant Sky Deutschland has secured additional capacity for Ultra HD broadcasts on ASTRA at 19.2 East.

"At Sky Deutschland, we believe in being innovative with our offerings and providing our customers with the best television experience, and have therefore been investing in Ultra HD," explained Holger Ensslin, chief officer of legal, regulatory affairs and distribution at Sky Deutschland. The agreement with SES gives us planning security in terms of capacity so that we can continue to develop Ultra HD and get it ready for the market."

Added SES chief commercial officer Ferdinand Kayser: "We are pleased to partner with Sky Deutschland as they embark on their Ultra HD journey. There is no better way to broadcast Ultra HD than on satellites: unlike other infrastructures, satellites can deliver Ultra HD programmes in the best quality available and cost-effectively all over the country."