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AsiaSat To Launch 4KUniverse Channel

Hong Kong – 4KUNIVERSE™, a new general entertainment UltraHD (UHD) channel, will be available on AsiaSat’s UHD channel ‘4K-SAT’ in mid May on AsiaSat 4, bringing to Asian viewers the very best movies, TV series, documentaries and LIVE sports filmed in 4K resolution.

The documentary ‘Seattle: The Emerald City’, the movie ‘The Toy Soldiers’ and TV series ‘Model Turned Superstar’ in UHD will be distributed throughout the Asia Pacific. 4KUNIVERSE™ is one of the first premium general entertainment 4K TV channels available to the global marketplace.

“Having AsiaSat as our strategic partner, we are able to demonstrate our high quality, compelling UHD content to the largest possible audience in Asia through AsiaSat’s unique satellite-delivered UHD platform on AsiaSat 4. While we are making our content available to all cable, DTH and IPTV operators in this region, we look forward to the launch of our full 24/7 UHD channel in Asia in Q4 2016,” said Matthew Mancinelli, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of 4KUNIVERSETM and Mance Media.

“We are very pleased to welcome 4KUNIVERSETM on board our UHD neighbourhood on AsiaSat 4. The immersive viewing experience of unique native UHD content enabled by satellite delivery will impress them,” said Sabrina Cubbon, Vice President of Marketing & Global Accounts, AsiaSat.

“4K-SAT” is available on AsiaSat 4 with the following reception parameters:

Orbital Location: 122°E
Transponder: A4-C13H
Downlink Frequency: 4120 MHz
Downlink Polarisation: Horizontal
Transmission Standard: DVB-S2
Compression Standard: HEVC
Modulation: 8PSK
Symbol Rate: 29.72 Msym/sec
FEC: 5/6

Source: AsiaSat