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SES taps XTreme Video for Ultra HD content

XTreme_Video_FreeSki_3Satellite operator SES has partnered with extreme sports content producer XTreme Video, which will provide content for SES’s Ultra HD demonstration channel.

The Ultra HD content – which will include sports like mountain biking and freeskiing – will be available this month on the channel at Astra 19.2 degrees east and Astra 28.2 degrees east.

“Our goal for this channel is to promote the Ultra HD experience to the largest audience. We encourage our trade partners to show our Ultra HD demo channel at their points of sale for demonstration purposes,” said Norbert Hölzle, senior vice-president, commercial Europe at SES.

SES launched its first Ultra HD demo channel in April 2013 on Astra 19.2 degrees east, and brought it to the UK and Ireland in February 2015 via Astra 28.2 degrees east. The channel features a mix of content spanning sports, art, city and landscape scenes.

News of the partnership was revealed yesterday at SES’s Ultra HD conference in London.