4KUNIVERSE, a 24/7 4K HDR general entertainment TV channel, airing original TV series, movies, documentaries, sports and primetime programming, all in 4K HDR, has confirmed that it will be launching on the popular HOTBIRD video neighbourhood on November 1st, 2018. The announcement was made at MIPCOM 2018, which is taking place in Cannes from October 14-17, 2018.
Once positioned on HOTBIRD, the channel will be capable of reaching key cable and IPTV networks, reaching millions of subscribers. 4KUNIVERSE is encrypted and encoded with Wide Colour Gamut, at 50 frames per second (50p), HLG HDR and colour space enabling 1.07 billion colours.
“We are very pleased to welcome 4KUNIVERSE on board our UHD platform in the HOTBIRD neighbourhood. 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,” stated 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.