LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that the leading German and Austrian pay TV-provider Sky Deutschland has secured additional capacity for Ultra HD broadcasts on ASTRA at 19.2 degrees East.
Ultra HD delivers four times the resolution of today’s HD TV, providing more dramatic action for sporting events and a more compelling experience for premium movies and documentaries.
“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. 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,” said Holger Ensslin, Chief Officer of Legal, Regulatory Affairs and Distribution at Sky Deutschland.
“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,” said Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer at SES. “That, coupled with the extensive reach of 19.2 degrees East, will ensure that Sky Deutschland’s Ultra HD content will be made readily available to all satellite households in Germany and Austria.”
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SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) is the world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.
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