QVC buys into UHD in Germany

Seventh 4K channel available in the country
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Seventh 4K channel available in the country

QVC is launching a new Ultra HD channel in Germany.

The broadcaster will use SES’s orbital slot 19.2 degrees East for the new channel.

The two companies have signed a ten-year deal allowing QVC to utilise additional capacity for its upgrade to Ultra HD and rely on SES’s wholly-owned subsidiary MX1 for encoding in HEVC format and uplink services. 

QVC is also renewing capacity for distribution of the channel in SD and HD.

"As we carry the largest line-up of HD and UHD channels worldwide, it is part of our DNA to help our customers bring the best possible picture quality to their audience. We are very excited to continue working with QVC for its transmission not only in SD and in HD, but now also in Ultra HD,” said Ferdinand Kayser, CEO of SES Video. 

“This agreement clearly underlines the ability of SES Video, augmented by MX1, to offer its customers a full suite of video solutions.”

“We want to offer our customers the best possible shopping experience through our various sales channels. Our goal is for viewers to receive our TV programming in the best possible picture quality – and broadcasting in Ultra HD confirms this claim,” said Mathias Bork, CEO of QVC Germany.