Category: HD / 4K

The future of 4K, discussed at NexTV Series South America

During the recent edition of NexTV Series South America, the conference organized by Dataxis, the CTOs of leading companies discussed the future of 4K in the region. Mario de Oliveira, CTO of Uruguays Nuevo Siglo, said that they are “monitoring” the technology, but they need to “consider a balance between available content and the price [...]

Caracol Internacional launches HD channel

Caracol Internacional is now available in HD version for viewers in Latin America and Spain, reaching more than 10 million homes. Currently, Caracol Internacional reaches more than 23 countries, with a programming that includes more than 65 hours a week with the most outstanding TV shows of Colombias Caracol Televisión. “This is a very important [...]

Argentinas Cablevisión adds new HD channels

Argentina’s main pay TV operator, Cablevisión (Grupo Clarín), has added four new HD channels to its programing lineup, reaching a total base of 61 channels in this technology. They are available to all HD clients and also on Cablevision Flow multi-platform service. The channels are LN + (on channel 618), the pay TV network of [...]

SKY Brasil adds nine HD channels

DTH operator SKY Brasil announced the launch of nine HD channels. Children’s channels Boomerang HD and Nick Jr. HD are now available to customers with HD plans throughout the country. In addition, seven other channels that are already available in standard definition are now included in the lineup in HD version. Boomerang HD (Turner) offers [...]

Claro Colombia adds Nick Jr. HD

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) – Americas announced that Claro Colombia, the country’s largest operator, has added Nick Jr. HD to its lineup. The announcement was made by Rita Herring, SVP of Content Distribution for VIMN- Americas. The network is available on channel 1210 of the HD package. Nick Jr. is dedicated to pre-school children, including [...]

SES, SPI/ Filmbox sign capacity deal to distribute HD channels in Latin America

The satellite operator SES announced that it has signed a multi-year capacity agreement with SPI International/Filmbox Channels Group to support the companys expansion in Latin America and distribute its HD channels in the region through satellite NSS-806. SPI will extend its reach in Latin America thanks to the C-band capacity of the satellite, which covers [...]

UHD raises the bar for pay TV security

Verimatrix highlighted the importance of watermarking technology in the protection of UHD content. Ever since MovieLabs advanced the use of forensic watermarking as a part of the protection regime for UHD content services, it has been clear to industry watchers and analysts that the idea would over time gain universal support across the industry, Steve [...]

Mexico five years away from 4K mainstream adoption

During NexTV Series Mexico & Central America 2016, pay TV operators and content providers agreed that 4K technology is still four or five years away from mainstream adoption.   Carlos Miranda, CTO of Dish, said that 4K is “technically possible” but is still in its early stages in terms of distribution, content creation and devices [...]

Globo selects Atemes Titan for 4K HDR product

Ateme announced that Brazils largest TV network, Globo, selected Ateme Titan solution to launch its first 4K HDR VOD product, called “Ligações perigosas” (“Dangerous Liaisons”).   The series was launched in July this year and it is available through video streaming platform Globo Play.  Titan is a multi-codec/format video transcoding software for mezzanine, STB and [...]