Sky Germany’s UHD channels to broadcast on SES

SES astra antennasSky Germany will be launching its two new Ultra HD channels via satellite operator SES’s prime orbital position of 19.2 degrees East this autumn.

Sky announced the launch of Sky Sport Bunedesliga UHD and Sky Sport UHD last week. The channels will roll out alongside its new Sky+ Pro box, which is HDR-capable and has a 1TB hard drive.

“Sky customers will be the first ones to enjoy the best football matches in Germany and Austria live in Ultra HD. We are trusting our long-term partner SES to ensure the reliable and uninterrupted broadcasting of our exclusive Ultra HD content, opening new doors to the future of TV,” said Stefan Kunz, vice-president of broadcast services at Sky Deutschland.

Norbert Hölzle, senior vice-president, commercial, Europe at SES said: “SES is excited to be supporting our long-term customer, Sky Deutschland, in launching their first two Ultra HD channels.

“Just as our satellite capacity enabled Sky Deutschland to launch their first HD channels back in 2005, SES will provide the same, if not better, quality of capacity and services to ensure the seamless broadcasting of Sky Sport Bundesliga UHD and Sky Sport UHD.”