TERN to launch new Ultra HD channel

Netherlands-based TV Entertainment Reality Network (TERN) will launch a new free-to-air channel next month in both HD and Ultra HD quality.

TERN will make the channel exclusively available via satellite in Europe, having contracted capacity from satellite operator SES as part of a long-term agreement.

“Our ambition is to broadcast premium programming in an immersive way in Ultra HD. Our aim is to change the way you watch television,” said TERN CEO, Mariam Zamaray.

The station will go live in October. More details will be announced at a press conference at MIPCOM in Cannes, France on October 5.

SES chief commercial officer, Ferdinand Kayser, said: “2015 is the year in which Ultra HD has become a reality for TV viewers in Europe, and we are pleased that the first three Ultra HD channels in Europe are broadcast via SES satellites.”