Verizon, SES trial ultra HD delivery

SES S.A. (Euronext Paris: SESG) (LuxX: SESG) has begun collaborative agreement with Verizon (NYSE: VZ) aimed at driving the overall development of Ultra HD delivery solutions for Verizon Fios subscribers throughout the US

As part of the collaboration, Verizon will receive and test content from SES´s pre-packaged Ultra HD platform, which combines a growing lineup of Ultra HD channels and reception equipment in a cost-effective service delivered over scalable satellite capacity.

SES´s managed Ultra HD platform is delivered over dedicated satellite bandwidth, which provides a much higher quality viewer experience compared to current Internet-delivered 4K offerings, which can be susceptible to bottlenecks, buffering and network congestion. Home to nine linear Ultra HD channels, the platform provides the largest bouquet of Ultra HD programming available in North America.