SES strikes new UHD TV deal in North America

Satellite operator SES has struck a capacity agreement to launch the new C4K360 Ultra HD channel across North America on its SES-1 satellite.

C4K360 joins SES’s 4K Ultra HD distribution line-up on the SES-1, SES-3 and AMC-18 satellites at the centre of the orbital arc over North America.

C4K360 offers a mix of e-sports, lifestyle magazines and interviews, gaming and gameplay, extreme sports, live DJ sets; concerts and festivals aimed at a young audience. The new UHD channel, licensed across North America by Vivicast Media, also offers second-screen 360° virtual reality content.

“As an innovative content producer and lifestyle channel, C4K360 is leveraging the world’s leading satellite operator, SES, with its unmatched expertise in global video distribution, to launch our breakthrough Ultra HD channel, C4K360, across the US and North America. C4K360 represents an exciting source of relevant and entertaining programming for thriving millennial audiences, who are increasingly demanding Ultra HD content in both their lifestyle, gaming and virtual reality experiences, ” said Stephane Schweitzer, CEO of C4K360

“C4K360 producers have already developed innovative club and dance programming that’s extremely popular with European viewers, and the mix of clubbing and lifestyle entertainment shows is sure to be a big hit with audiences throughout the North American region,” said Stuart Smitherman, President of Vivicast Media. “The dynamic programming of C4K360 is a great example of the 24/7 linear and episodic 4K content that Vivicast licenses to operators worldwide.”