Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD Satellite Adds 4KUNIVERSE TV Channel to Network
On the occasion of MIPCOM 2018, 4KUNIVERSE has confirmed that it will be launching on the popular HOTBIRD video neighborhood on November 1. Once positioned on HOTBIRD, the channel will be capable of reaching key cable and IPTV networks, reaching tens of millions of subscribers. 4KUNIVERSE is encrypted and encoded with Wide Color Gamut, at 50 frames per second (50p), HLG HDR, and color space enabling 1.07 billion colors.
“We are very pleased to welcome 4KUNIVERSE on board our UHD platform in the HOTBIRD neighborhood. Their exciting range of UHD series, movies, and documentaries as well as a burgeoning live sports offering promises to delight and enthrall new audiences across Europe, Middle East, and North Africa,” states Gerry O’Sullivan, Eutelsat’s Executive Vice President Global TV and Video.
“4KUNIVERSE will enjoy rapid growth across Europe, Middle East, and North Africa thanks to our long-term agreement with Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD satellite. It’s exciting to be at the forefront of TV technology and together with HOTBIRD, we’ll be able to fulfill customer demand of wanting the highest quality picture on television: 4K HDR,” says 4KUNIVERSE’s Founder & CEO Matthew Mancinelli.