UHD Channels

For an up to date list of all UHD channels on satellite, including tests see: www.lyngsat.com/uhd/

List of commercially available UHD or 4K services (Ultra HD Forum)

Astra UHD Demo Channel

SES Astra - ForestSatellite operator SES is broadcasting a 4K/Ultra High Definition channel over Europe from 19.2 degrees East, and the UK and Ireland from 28.2 degrees East.
The channel’s 4K clips features a mix of colourful and extremely detailed scenes that demonstrate the clarity of Ultra HD television – urban sports, exotic animals and nature, cityscapes – along with footage of SES headquarters in Betzdorf.

Through its collaboration with industry partners, SES says it is signalling its determination to continue to lead the UHD experience and make it a commercial reality.
The Ultra-HD content is broadcast using the DVB UHD-1 Phase 1 specifications and is encoded in the HEVC Main 10 standard.
The 4K signals can be received with a standard satellite dish connected to an Ultra-HD flat screen TV featuring an integrated satellite tuner and HEVC decoder.

See: SES Ultra HD

SES Astra - ForestAvailability: Europe, UK & Ireland, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia, North America (Free-To-Air)

ASTRA 19.2° E (Europe)
Transponder: 35
Frequency: 10.994
Polarisation: Horizontal
SR: 22000
FEC: 5/6
Modulation: 8PSK

SES Astra - BikeASTRA 28.2° E (UK & Ireland)
Transponder: 38
Frequency : 12.441
Polarisation: Vertical
SR: 29500
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: QPSK

SES-5  5°E (Scandinavia)
Transponder: 7
Frequency: 11,345
SES Astra - GymnastPolarisation: Horizontal
SR: 30000
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: 8PSK

SES 3 103.0°W (North America)
Transponder: 22
Frequency: 4140
Polarization: Vertical
SR: 30000
FEC: 5/6
Modulation: 8PSK
C-Band

SES 6 40.5°W (North America)
Transponder:
Frequency: 4544
Polarization: Right
SR: 20660
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: 8PSK
C-Band

Astra 5B 31.5°E (Eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia)
Transponder: 19
Frequency: 12.080
Polarization Horizontal
SR: 30000
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: 8PSK


 

BT Sport Ultra HD

BT Sport Ultra HDBT Sport Ultra HD was the UK’s first Ultra HD or 4k TV channel. Bringing you the UEFA Champions League, Barclays Premier League, UEFA Europa League and the FA Cup.

It includes BT’s new 1TB Ultra HD YouView+ set top box, giving 600 SD or 250 HD hours of storage and 47 premium channels including entertainment, documentary and lifestyle channels, with 13 in HD and the BT Sport Pack with all of the UEFA Champions League and Europe’s first Ultra HD channel, all for £15 a month.

See: What is BT Ultra HD

Availability: BT TV in the United Kingdom (Subscription required)


 

Cable 4K

Cable 4KJapanese cable television content providers launched a national 4K ultra-high-definition channel in December of 2015. The channel is transmitted through the JapanCableCast platform and on the the JCSAT 2B satellite at 154.0°East. Japan Digital Service is responsible for the programming mix.

Many Japenese content providers have joined hands comprising Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM) and KDDI. The Japan Cable and Telecommunications Association is soliciting content providers and more than 110 have expressed an intention to take part in the UHD project.

The channel airs programming covering local historic sites, arts and culture. The association will also produce its own content on various genres including sports, music and food.

Website: www.cable4k.jp

Availability: Japan (Free-To-Air)

JCSAT 2B at 154.0°East (Japan)
Transponder: 6
Frequency: 12.403
Polarisation: Horizontal
SR: 12222
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: 16APSK


 

Channel 4K

Channel 4KNexTV-F  launched Channel 4K on June 2, 2014, a test 4K broadcasting service on communications satellite (CS) channels. The channel initially aired a wide variety of 4K programmes provided by NHK and commercial television stations for six hours (13:00 – 19:00) every day.
At the 2014 FIFA World Cup, it broadcast the matches produced in 8K jointly by NHK and FIFA and in 4K by FIFA. It was the world’s first attempt to widely broadcast regular 4K programming for ordinary households.

NexTV-F includes NHK, major commercial terrestrial television stations, prominent satellite broadcasters and leading cable television companies, who have served as the driving force behind Japan’s broadcasting and imaging cultures.
Many of these broadcasters have already started 4K programme production trials. They are continuing to take on the challenges of programme production in the various production techniques of their specialized genres, including sports such as golf, soccer, baseball and motor racing, live music, dramas, documentaries, travel programs and programmes about Japan’s traditional arts.

Availability: Japan (Encrypted)
JCSAT 4B 124.0°E
Transponder: 1
Frequency : 12.268
Polarisation: Vertical
SR: 23303
FEC: 3/5
Modulation: 8PSK
Encryption: Multi 2
Subscription: Sky PerfectTV


 

Fashion 4K

Fashion One 4KFashion 4K is the first international UHD channel launched by Fashion One.
Fashion 4K is a part of the Fashion One Network, and is the first television channel of its kind and the only channel being broadcast in 4K dedicated to fashion, entertainment and lifestyle. Fashion 4K delivers the highest quality content with original programming, breaking industry news and all-access footage from the industry’s most exclusive events.

With four times the clarity of HD broadcasting, Fashion 4K allows every detail to be viewed as clearly as if in person.
Experience fashion like never before.
Fashion 4K. Real Fashion. Real Broadcast. Real 4K.

Website: http://fashionone4k.com

Availability: Global (Free-To-Air)

ASTRA 1 19.2° East (Europe)
Transponder: 43
Frequency: 11.112
Polarization: Horizontal
SR: 22000
Fashion OneFEC: 2/3
Modulation: S2/8PSK

SES-3 103º West (North America)
Transponder: 22C
Frequency: 4140
Polarization: Vertical
SR: 30000
FEC: 5/6
Modulation: 8PSK
C-Band

Fashion 4K IdentSES-6 40.5° West (North America)
Transponder: 31
Frequency: 4544
Polarization: Right
SR: 20660
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: 8PSK
C-Band

MEASAT-3a 91.5° East (Asia Pacific)
Transponder: 11
Frequency 4120
Polarization: Horizontal
Fashion One - Lingerie & SwimwearSR: 30000
FEC: 5/6
Modulation: 8PSK

NSS-806 47.5º West (Latin America)
Transponder 28/28
Freq 4177.5
Polarization: Left
SR: 30
Fashion 4KFEC: 2/3
Modulation: 8PSK

Y1A 52.5° East (MENA Region)
Transponder: 14
Frequency: 11.997
Polarization: Horizontal
SR: 27500
FEC: 8/9
Modulation: 8PSK


 

Festival 4K

Festival 4K IdentFestival 4K was the first TV channel that is 100% 4K native, and is entirely dedicated to music festivals , concerts, entertainment events and theatrical productions. It is a Dutch channel launched by the creators of the Brava and Djazz.tv channels.

Festival 4K broadcasts pop concerts by artists such as Kylie Minogue (the Kiss Me Once 2014 World Tour) as well as classical music concerts such as the Lang Lang concert at the Royal Albert Hall . It also offers rock and pop festivals, ballets, jazz, soul, blues, and Latin music concerts, opera , contemporary circus and magic shows, and dance music events.

4K festival brings only productions on screen in native 4K-8K, with superior picture quality at least 4320 horizontal and 2160 vertical pixels. The station is currently offered with a programme in blocks of six hours. In 2016 this will be extended to loops of twelve hours. From 2017 Festival 4K provides a unique 24-hour programming in Ultra HD.

Festival 4K is editorially supported by Music Media & More in Almere. The technical support is provided from the Overijssel Steenwijk by the company Basmedia.

Website: http://festival4k.tv

Availability: Freebox Mini (CHANNEL 62)


 

HLG teststream & HDR Tests
HLG teststream

SES has launched a 24/7 Ultra-HD test channesl for transmitting High Dynamic Range (HDR) content, HLG teststream.
HLG stands for Hybrid Log-Gamma.SES is, with industry partners, demonstrating several technologies for enhancing the quality of Ultra-HD television with HDR, which provides much higher contrast and offers a more realistic viewing experience. The transmission are in  4K, with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, 60p and HLG Both HDR10 and Dolby Vision  re being tested.

Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a high dynamic range (HDR) standard that was jointly developed by the BBC and NHK. The HLG standard is royalty-free and was approved as ARIB STD-B67 by the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB). HLG is compatible with standard dynamic range (SDR) displays.

The broadcasting industry is currently in discussions to formulate a standard for HDR transmission. The goal of SES’ HDR demo channel is to allow industry partners to test the various technology candidates.
At present the channel carries Ultra-HD content from LG Electronics with a backwards-compatible HDR technology called Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). HLG HDR content will be demoed on LG’s E6 4K OLED TV.

Satellite: Astra 1M at 19.2°E
Transponder: 49
Frequency: 10.714
Polarization: Horizontal
SR: 23500
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: 8PSK
Coverage: Europe


 

HOT BIRD 4K1 & FRANSAT Ultra HD

4K1 CatHOT BIRD 4K1 is encoded in HEVC and broadcasts at 50 frames per second with 10-bit colour depth. It was Europe’s first Ultra HD channel in this new standard. The channel is broadcast via the HOT BIRD satellites and can be received direct by consumers across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, using the latest 4K TV panels with DVB-S2 demodulators and HEVC decoders.

In France, the FRANSAT platform has launched FRANSAT Ultra HD, a demo TV channel for French TV viewers via the EUTELSAT 5 West A satellite.
These Ultra HD demo channels are designed to benefit all actors in the broadcasting chain who want to acquire expertise in 4K, including production companies, pay-TV operators, rights owners and TV set manufacturers.

See: Eutelsat Ultra HD

Availability: Europe (Free-To-Air)

HOT BIRD 4K1
HOT BIRD 13° East
Frequency: 10.727
Polarization: Horizontal
Symbol rate: 30000
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: 8PSK

FRANSAT Ultra HD
EUTELSAT 5 West A
Frequency: 11.634
Polarisation: Horizontal
SR: 29 950
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: 8PSK


 

High 4K TV

4K High TVHeadquartered in NY with offices in Hong Kong and London High 4K is the First International 24/7 Ultra High Definition Entertainment Channel that features a unique mix of Travel, Entertainment, Lifestyle,Sport and original Content in 4K. High 4K benefits from Large production capacities Worldwide and will unveil the largest 4K VOD Library in the World with more than 280 hours each year of premium 4K programs,such as: Travel, Cooking shows, Animation, Drama series,Movies and Hollywood Content.

For the first time in the growing field of 4K Television, The viewers will have access to a wide spectrum of 4K content, including Fashion,Fitness, Celebrity Gossip,Travel and much more.

Not only early adopters, but anyone who loves Television will embrace the opportunity to receive the level of content which they have become accustomed to – with the added benefit of the breathtaking 4K Experience.

High TV Distributed to over 1 billion households around the Globe and will be distributed in MPEG-4 compression, DVB-S2 broadcast standard and will be played out from our Facilities using Digital workflow which deploys Elite Production teams all over the Globe. High 4K utilize proprietary Equipment specially created and constructed for producing the very best 4K images in the world.

High 4K’s Filming Equipment was specially created to ensure an extremely high color and clarity, thus guaranteeing an unparalleled image quality.

The HighTV team is constantly looking to the future,Continuing to develop EVEN BETTER technology and 4K content.

We are in ceaseless pursuit of the next new groundbreaking innovation To wow our viewers and enable them to receive the very best and very latest in entertainment.

Website: www.high4k.com

Availability: North America (Free-To-Air)

SES 3 103.0°W (North America)
Transponder: 22
Frequency : 4140
Polarisation: Vertical
SR: 30000
FEC: 5/6
Modulation: 8PSK
C-Band

SES 6 40.5°W (North America)
Transponder: 31
Frequency : 4544
Polarisation: Right
SR: 20660
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: 8PSK
C-Band


 

Hispasat 4K TV

Hispasat 4KHispasat has began permanent, unscrambled satellite transmissions of its HISPASAT 4K channel, making it available to the industry to perform tests and develop advanced solutions for new video formats.

In doing so, its aim is to contribute to the generation of content in this format, and boost the development of this technology to be able to roll it out for viewers as soon as possible.

The HISPASAT 4K channel will enable UHD content to be broadcasted. The first broadcast is a fifty-minute documentary on the Prado Museum produced by Televisión Española (RTVE) and co-produced by HISPASAT.

Website: www.hispasat.com

Availability: Europe (Free-To-Air)
Hispasat 30W-5 30.0°W 
Transponder: 139
Frequency : 10.730
Polarisation: Vertical
SR: 30000
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: 8PSK


 

Insight UHD

InsightInsight is the first UHD channel from TERN International. They showcase interactive content that connects with international audiences and promises to shake up the linear & nonlinear broadcasting market.

Insight is committed to pushing the boundaries of linear and non-linear broadcasting. They are a global factual entertainment channel with a passion for creating content that takes the viewer on an adventurous journey to explore and interact with stories. Insight is the first interactive channel that brings a new experience to this generation’s audience by shooting and broadcasting content in Ultra HD. Advertisers now have more opportunities to engage with viewers and viewers themselves have the power to play their own part in the programs they watch.

Insight is working together with technology and production partners to deliver exciting new opportunities to reality, entertainment and sports broadcasting aimed at the millennial audience.
Insights partners include SES. ITV and Tricolor.

Website: www.insight.tv

Availability: Europe (Free-To-Air)
ASTRA 1 19.2° E
Transponder 97
Frequency: 12343
Polarization: Horizontal
SR: 30000
FEC 2/3
Modulation: 8PSK


 

NASA TV UHD

NASA TV UHDNASA TV UHD leverages the latest 4K Ultra HD technology to highlight beautiful imagery from the U.S. space programme. Utilising an end-to-end video delivery system from Harmonic, the channel offers live and linear 2160p60 video content, enabling consumers to enjoy crystal-clear footage on a wide range of television and IP-connected devices.
The NASA TV UHD signal is available on the AMC-18C satellite, with a North American footprint. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB)-compliant integrated receiver-decoder (IRD) is required for reception. The channel is also available across Asia, Australia and New Zealand in C-Band.

NASA has plans to make its NASA TV UHD available online, though there is no indication as to when this might happen.
You can view launch footage of Orbital ATK’s commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station, shot on six Harmonic 4K cameras, at 1080p at 60fps on YouTube.

NASA recomend at least 13Mbps of spare bandwidth to stream its 4K footage, Netflix and Amazon require around 20-25Mbps spare, 15Mbps.

Website: www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/

Availablity: North America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand (Free-To-Air)

AMC 18 105.0°W (North America)
Transponder: 3
Frequency : 3760
Polarisation: Vertical
SR: 28068
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: Not known

AsiaSat 4 122.2°E (Asia, Australia & New Zealand)
Transponder: C13H
Frequency : 4120
Polarisation: Horizontal
SR: 29720
FEC: 5/6
Modulation: 8PSK
C-Band

SES 3 103.0°W (North America)
Transponder: 22
Frequency : 4140
Polarisation: Vertical
SR: 30000
FEC: 5/6
Modulation: 8PSK
C-Band

SES 6 40.5°W (North America)
Transponder: 31
Frequency : 4544
Polarisation: Right
SR: 20660
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: 8PSK
C-Band


 

Pearl TV

Pearl TVPearl.tv UHD is the first Ultra HD channel to broadcast live, unfortunately it is only teleshopping, not necessarily of much interest to a wider audience in even higher UHD resolution.
The channel is broadcast in German. Pearl.tv UHD is produced and broadcast in Ultra HD with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

Pearl.tv UHD is broadcast via the Astra 1 group of  satellites at  19.2° E.
Transmission are in 2160p with 50 Hz and HEVC / H.265 encoding. The SES subsidiary SES Platform Services receives the HEVC Encoding of the Ultra HD live signal and uplinks it to the satellite. Reception requires a 4K / Ultra HD TV with HEVC compatible satellite tuner.

Website: www.pearl.de

Availability: Europe (Free-To-Air)
ASTRA 1 19.2° E
Transponder 97
Frequency: 12343
Polarization: Horizontal
SR: 30000
FEC 2/3
Modulation: 8PSK


 

Sky PerfecTV

Sky PerfecTVSky PerfecTV 4K promo (FTA)
Select Shopping (FTA)
Better Life Channel (FTA)

Dance Channel
Kawaiian TV
Sky PerfecTV 4K Premium
Sky PerfecTV 4K Movie

Satellite: JCSAT 3A at 128.0°E
Encryption: Multi 2

Availability: Japan through Sky PerfecTV

Website: www.skyperfectv.co.jp


 

Stingray Ambiance

Stingray Ambiance 4K Ultra HDStingray Ambiance, a unique concept in the Canadian market, is inspired by the global phenomenon of Slow Television. This HD channel presents gorgeous scenes and landscapes from around the globe, accompanied by soothing soundtracks carefully selected by Stingray’s music experts.

Ambiances
Wake up to a sunrise over the Indian Ocean. Relax after a long day to awe-inspiring northern lights. Travel across the globe to a magnificent Japanese garden.
This  channel brings together magnificent sceneries that change with the seasons and soundtracks tailor-made for every occasion and mood. In the fall, immerse yourself in the dazzling colours of the Canadian Boreal forest. In the summer, travel to the beach or cottage. Put on the fireplace on a blistering winter evening. There are so many scenes to choose from!
Their nine themes are also available on demand: you can enjoy summer scenes in the middle of winter and snowstorms during summer heatwaves. Stingray Ambiance beautifully accompanies every moment of your day.

Availability: Subscription channel in Canada & the United States

Stingray Ambiance is available on Videotron, Bell Alliant, Cogeco, Eastlink and many more.

Website: http://www.stingray.com/entertainment/ambiance


 

Tata Sky 4K

Tata Sky 4K BoxTaking TV viewing to a previously unimaginable level Tata Sky 4K transmits content at a resolution of 3840 x 2160, which is 4 times the pixels of full HD. With the smallest details standing out in crystal clarity, even colours take on a whole new life with the 10 bit true colour.

Website: http://www.tatasky.com

Availability: India (Tata Sky subscription required)


 

Tricolor Ultra HD

Tricolor Ultra HDTricolor TV broadcasts two new ultra high-definition TV channels: TRICOLOR ULTRA HD and INSIGHT UHD. Subscribers of Tricolor TV get the access to movies and documentaries, as well as sports and entertainment programmes broadcast in 4K at no extra charge.

The channels of the package are broadcasted at 3840×2160 resolution with the image transmission rate of 50 frames a second.
For comparison: SD TV channel resolution is 720×576, and HD TV channel resolution is 1920×1080. The HEVC/H.265 coding standard is used for compression of digital video.

Website: http://tricolor.tv/ultrahd (in Russian)

Availability: Russian Federation (Subscription to Tricolor TV required)
Eutelsat 36B 35.9°E
Transponder: ER17
Frequency: 12.034
Polarization: Left
SR: 27500
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: 8PSK
Encryption: Exset & DRE-Crypt


 

TRT 4K

TRT 4KTRT 4K, is TV channel established by TRT on Türksat 3A and Türksat 4A. The channel is the first channel streaming 3656 × 2664 pixels (High Aspect Ratio 4K) image in Turkey.
4K offers more pixel density, theoretically means more clear, sharp and detailed picture on supported hardware. This channel uses HEVC (H.265) compression.

TRT launched TRT 4K on 19 February 2015, broadcasting from Türksat 2A. it was the first 4K television channel in Turkey and is available unencrypted.
Screen resolution is 3656 x 2664 Pixels (High 4K).

Website: www.trt.net.tr

Availability: Turkey & Europe (Free-To-Air)
Türksat 2A 42.0°E
Transponder: Not known
Frequency: 12.123
Polarization: Horizontal
SR: 15000
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: 8PSK


 

UHD-1

UHD1 by Astra HD+UHD-1 by Astra and HD+ is both a free and encrypted UHD channel. During daytime UHD1 mainly targets retailers with short clips to illustrate the new TV standard while the evening window provides HD+ customers with action, lifestyle, documentary and chill-out programmes.

During the free television window 8:00 to 20:00 CET, shorter clips are broadcast, primarily aimed at retailers. The channel provides the opportunity for potential customers to experience the improved quality offered by UHD. Content includes content by UHD specialists Katie and Jacob Black from the US, and a trailer of the European cultural channel ARTE.
The varied content is produced for the UHD demo channel, as well as YouTube, Facebook and other digital channels of the company. Video on YouTube can be viewed in 4K.

8:00 to 20:00 CET
Fantastic clips in superior UHD picture quality (Unencrypted).

20:00 to 8:00 CET (Sunday 14 – 8:00 CET)
Fantastic clips in superior UHD picture quality from the fields of action, lifestyle, documentary and Chillout (Encrypted).
Encrypted reception requires a HD + module, or HD + UHD Receiver, only available in Germany.

UHD-1Ultra Scharfe AuflösungWebsite: www.hd-plus.de/uhd/ultra-hd-demokanal-uhd1/

Availability: Europe (Free-To Air) & Germany (encrypted HD+ Module required)
ASTRA 1
Transponder: 35
Frequency: 10.994 MHz
Polarization: Horizontal
SR: 22000
FEC: 9/10
Modulation: QPSK
Video: 2160 50p, HEVC Main 10


 

Ultra Nature

Ultra NatureUltra Nature is the first 4K chain in France, launched by the AB. As of May 19, 2016 and is available on the new Orange Livebox and broadcasts 24 hours a day in native 4K UHD.
Availability: France, Orange TV subscription.
Programming is obviously dedicated to nature and flora and fauna, the channel also offers a whole series of documentaries dedicated to extreme sports, travel and even to animals.
All programmes are aired in native 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels).

Availability: France, Orange TV subscription

Website: http://ultranature.tv
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/UltraNature4K/


 

UMAX

Jiyeon on UMAXUMAX is a world’s first dedicated cable UHD channel launched on April 10, 2014. UMAX provides viewers with various genres of UHD contents such as films, dramas, documentaries, animations and music concerts.

UMAX has 3 advantages to operate the UHD channel: know-how from Cable TV VOD(a mother company of UMAX), a Korea’s leading VOD contents aggregator, advanced UHD technologies such as UHD production guidelines and UHD contents evaluation system and use of existing cable TV infrastructure built by Cable Service Providers nationwide.
To enjoy UMAX, make sure you have an UHD TV and subscribe to digital cable service in Korea. UMAX is available on channel #1 of most Korean cable service providers except C&M (channel 33).

Website: www.umaxtv.co.kr

Availability: South Korea on Cable TV


 

UXN

UXNUXN, a premium ultra HD channel, brings superior high definition content in the highest resolutions for an unparalleled UHD viewing experience. Watch TV shows, movies, music performances, documentaries, and much more right now in best quality at UXN, Koreas premier UHD channel.

UXN is part of CJ E & M, which  broadcasts content in the Republic of Korea, a laeding Content Creation & Marketing Company in Asia.
Content genres include entertainment, music, movies, style and animation, and has 16 channels, broadcast on diversified media platforms, cable, IPTV, digital and more.
Two other UHD channels are available from SkyLife in South Korea, Sky UHD 1 and Sky UHD 2.

Website: http://ch.interest.me/uxn

Availability: South Korea
Koreasat 6 116.0°E
Transponder: CS18
Frequency : 12.610
Polarisation: Horizontal
SR: 29500
FEC: 3/4
Modulation: 8PSK
Encryption: Nagravision 3 & Videoguard
Subscription: SkyLife

 

 

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