SES Americom recently announced a significant expansion of its Ultra HD trials to a combined audience of more than 10 million subscribers, as more Pay TV providers in the U.S. sign up for the SES 4K delivery trial program. SES is using the TelVue HyperCaster 4K model for its linear broadcasts.
“TelVue is proud to partner with SES in the experimental rollout of 4K video delivery in the U.S.,” says TelVue Senior VP Paul Andrews.
The expansion of the 4K trials made news at The Independent Show, where SES announced that nine more cable MSOs and IPTV providers joined its pilot program. The nine new operators in the United States are Alliance Communications (which serves South Dakota and Minnesota); Cincinnati Bell (Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky); Douglas County Community Network (Washington); Hotwire (national reach); Midco (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Kansas); Midwest Video Solutions (Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois); Oneida Telephone Exchange (Illinois); Skitter TV (national); and South Dakota Networks (South Dakota).
The SES trials come at a time of growing 4K adoption in American homes.