RCN taps SES for Ultra HD channel launch | 4K/UltraHD | News | Rapid TV News
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US cable operator RCN which serves key markets on the north east of the US has partnered with SES to use its Ultra HD platform to acquire linear 4K channels.

ses 6 feb 2019RCN’s initial 4K launch will feature a broad range of Ultra HD channels, including Insight TV, Travelxp 4K, The Country Network, NASA TV UHD, C4K360, NatureVision TV, and UHD1, as well as special 4K live events coverage. They will be offered in conjunction with RCN’s 4K-enabled set-top boxes (STBs), and the Advanced TiVo Experience and voice remote. SES will deliver the content over its satellite fleet.

In addition to the new 4K programming, RCN customers can use 4K technology through streaming apps including Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, accessible with RCN STBs.

“With the addition of seven new 4K channels, RCN has become the premier destination for 4K content,” said Chris Fenger, COO of RCN. “Not only will customers enjoy a crystal-clear picture for sports, shows and movies, but also will be able to use the 4K technology with their favourite streaming apps – providing a seamless user experience. RCN will continue to ensure that we offer new and innovative technology, and with 4K, we deliver an enhanced viewing experience to our customers.”

Steve Corda, vice president of Media Platforms for SES in North America, added: “SES is thrilled to play a pivotal role in RCN’s 4K services launch to millions of customers from Chicago and Philadelphia to Boston and Washington DC. Our SES Ultra HD platform represents the world’s largest source of 4K linear content and live events coverage, enabling RCN to offer an immersive television viewing experience like no other.”