HISPASAT together with the telecommunications services provider Media Broadcast Satellite have reached an agreement on a deal with an initial duration of five years to distribute one of Europe’s most important Ultra-HighDefinition (UHD) channels, FunBox UHD, in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (EMEA). The channel, which belongs to the content provider SPI International, is a thematic channel about nature, travel and adventure, art music, culture and lifestyle. Its content allows viewers to explore breathtaking places, witness important cultural events and watch ultra-high-resolution films thanks to the 4K technology, which reveals all the images’ nuances and details.
The broadcast combines Media Broadcast Satellite’s teleport capacities in Usingen (Germany) with HISPASAT’s high-power 30W-5 satellite (H30W-5), with extensive coverage throughout the region specifically designed to distribute top-tier multimedia contents. This broadcast platform aims to become the most efficient and flexible medium for 4K channels to be distributed in Europe and North Africa thanks to HISPASAT’s satellites in this region. Furthermore, this channel can be received in several cable-TV operator platforms in Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, among others.
HISPASAT has supported the development and implementation of Ultra-High-Definition technology in order to make it available as soon as possible for cinema and television viewers. The company was the first satellite operator to make an Ultra-High-Definition broadcast in Latin America through the HISPASAT 30W-3 satellite. Since September 2013, the company has provided open-access broadcast of the HISPASAT 4K channel in Europe, made available to the industry to encourage the use of this technology. Ultra-High-Definition TV quadruples the number of pixels compared with the traditional highdefinition screen. The resolution is thus four times greater than conventional HD and it provides a much clearer image.