INSIGHT: SES Platform Services enables third Ultra-HD TV channel in Europe
Munich, Germany, and Cannes, France, 5 October 2015 – SES Platform Services GmbH, one of Europe’s leading technical media service providers, today announced it is providing a comprehensive range of services for INSIGHT, the first-ever Ultra-HD channel of Television Entertainment Reality Network (TERN).
The new linear and non-linear channel launches today in Asia and Europe and is available both in HD and Ultra-HD quality. Under a long-term agreement, SES Platform Services is providing a comprehensive range of services from content management to linear and non-linear distribution. The entire channel content is stored in FLUID MAM, a professional, secure, managed cloud environment for efficient and secure video content and metadata management and distribution to any platform, including Video-On-Demand (VOD), streaming and satellite.
Based on FLUID MAM, SES Platform Services is supplying a flexible playout solution including multi-level quality checks and content segmentation, making it easy to schedule commercial breaks. This full end-to-end Ultra-HD playout is one of the first solutions available worldwide. SES Platform Services is also encoding the signals (H.264 for HD, HEVC for Ultra HD) and the uplink to the Astra satellites on 19.2 degrees East. For the non-linear distribution of the channel, SES Platform Services is preparing and delivering livestreams and VOD-content to INSIGHT’s respective OTT platforms.
Sophie Lersch, Chief Product Officer for Services at SES Platform Services, said: “We’re delighted to be launching TERN’s first Ultra-HD channel via satellite. Including INSIGHT, there are three Ultra-HD channels available in Europe today – and we work closely with all of them. This clearly underlines our expertise as a media services provider for any business model, from DTH to OTT, and in any required quality, from SD to Ultra-HD.”
TERN’s Chief Executive Officer Mariam Zamaray said: “With the launch of INSIGHT, we want to deliver a premium experience for our partners and viewers. By choosing SES Platform Services, we are confident of ensuring highly reliable and secure playout of our HD and Ultra-HD broadcasts.”
SES Platform Services will showcase its range of digital distribution technology at the upcoming MIPCOM Conference and Exhibition at Stand P-1.F86. The event takes place at the Palais des Festivals, in Cannes, France, from today until Thursday, October 8.
About SES Platform Services
SES Platform Services GmbH brings the highest quality audiovisual content – linear and non – linear- on any device, in any format, through any distribution channel. SES Platform Services supports television stations, production companies and platform operators with a comprehensive portfolio of services in the implementation of their business models. All services are consistently focused on the digital value chains of its customers. With more than 500 satellite, cable or Internet channels and thousands of hours of video content that is delivered to video on demand platforms monthly, SES Platform Services is a leading technical media service provider in Europe. The company serves more than 150 customers, including public and private broadcasting groups, pay-TV providers, rights owners, cable operators and large enterprises.
TERN (Television Entertainment Reality Network) is an international broadcaster that is passionate about bridging the gap between viewers and content. TERN brings first-class programs to viewers globally, through linear and nonlinear platforms. From content creation, production and talent management to music publishing and delivery, TERN owns every step of the process, guaranteeing a premium experience for partners and viewers.
For more information, please visit: http://www.tern-international.tv/
INSIGHT is committed to pushing the boundaries of linear and non-linear broadcasting. We are a global factual entertainment channel with a passion for creating content that takes the viewer on an adventurous journey to explore and interact with stories. INSIGHT is the first interactive channel that brings a new experience to this generation’s audience by shooting and broadcasting content in Ultra HD. Advertisers now have more opportunities to engage with viewers and viewers themselves have the power to play their own part in the programs they watch.
The channel is available linear and non-linear, and reaches around 60 million homes in Europe and Asia with the support of SES, Tricolor United4All and iTV Network.