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On the back of RCN’s launch of linear 4K channels, 4K UHD HDR broadcaster and producer of native UHD content Insight TV has released more details of the content it will provide for the offer.
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The US cable operator, which serves key markets on the north east of the US, announced on 6 February 2019 that it had partnered with SES to use its Ultra HD platform to acquire channels for its Ultra HD bouquet. RCN began rolling out its 4K-ready set-top boxes to subscribers in 2018. Its device, made by ARRIS, is powered by TiVo’s software and user interface.

As part of the deal, Insight TV UHD content will be on offer along with seven 4K channels hosted by the SES Ultra HD Platform, available to all subscribers of RCN’s digital basic tier package that have the 4K-ready box. Channels will be offered in conjunction with RCN’s 4K-enabled set-top boxes (STBs), and the TiVo with voice remote.

“Insight was one of the first channels to join the SES’s Ultra HD platform in North America, which now hosts the world’s largest source of 4K linear content and live events coverage,” remarked Steve Corda, vice president of media platforms for SES in North America. “Insight TV is on the leading edge of Ultra HD programming, with content shot natively in 4K and transmitted in HLG-HDR. We are pleased to take yet another next step in Ultra HD together, enabling RCN to offer an immersive television viewing experience like no other.”

“We’re partnering with the world’s leading distribution providers to ensure that our 4K UHD content is delivered globally,” adds Angela Borrillo, Vice president business and legal affairs, Insight TV. “We’re delighted to kick off 2019 with this announcement, which further highlights our growing presence in the US. We seek to connect audiences worldwide with exciting stories based on topics that are trending around the world.”