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The first bare knuckle fighting championship since 1889 is to be delivered to sports fans across the US to cable pay-TV providers and their subscribers in 4K, through the iNDEMAND pay-per-view (PPV) service on the SES Ultra HD platform.

SES barknuckle 3June2018The event, produced by Multivision Media, will be broadcast live from the Cheyenne Ice and Events Centre in Cheyenne, Wyoming on 2 June at 21: 00 ET. It will be available across the country to cable and IPTV providers signed on to SES’s pre-packaged 4K solution and offered through the SES Events channel, which is part of the UHD line-up hosted on the SES Ultra HD platform. This channel is dedicated to live events and is readily available for pay- TV operators in North America who would like to broadcast in 4K.

The all-in-one Ultra HD offering, currently serving close to 40 pay-TV systems with a collective audience of more than 40 million subscribers, combines a growing channel line-up, satellite distribution, and reception gear. In addition to the SES channel dedicated to events, the line-up features Fashion One 4K, NASA TV UHD, 4K Universe, Insight TV, C4K360, Funbox UHD, Travelxp 4K, Nature Relaxation 4K, The Country Network, UHD1, and the SES 4K channel, a developmental incubator for emerging content producers.

“Events like the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship are immersive building blocks toward an exciting future in Ultra HD television,” said John Schultz, vice president of broadcast operations for iNDEMAND. “The partnership between iNDEMAND and SES has been a tremendous driver behind the emergence of 4K pay-per-view sporting events, which offer up a compelling Ultra HD television viewing experience.”

Added Steve Corda, vice president of media platforms, SES Video in North America: “Live sports are accelerating demand for Ultra HD content like never before, as millions of consumers want to see 4K sports action on their new Ultra HD TV screens.”