Satellite operator, Eutelsat Communications, has said that it has launched two new UltraHD channels on its Hotbird platform. The channels are Fashion TV’s FTV UHD and Travelxp 5K. Both have multi-year agreements for EMEA. The channels will use HEVC compression with 10 bits of colour (Rec 2020) and 50fps. HDR will be supported through HLG technology.
“It’s not just about more pixels in 4K but better pixels”, said Travelxp 4K’s CEO, Prashant Chothani.