SES and Nature Relaxation Announce New 4K UHD TV Channel coming to North America Satellite Providers
LUXEMBOURG, 26 October 2016 -- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) today announced the Nature Relaxation 4K channel has launched aboard its fast-growing Ultra HD distribution neighbourhood hosted by a trio of satellites (SES-1, SES-3 and AMC-18) at the centre of the North American orbital arc.
As part of the agreement, Vivicast Media provides multi-platform licensing of Nature Relaxation programming throughout North America. The Nature Relaxation Ultra HD channel feed originates from SES’s Woodbine, Maryland mediaport, where it is prepared and uplinked to the SES-1 satellite and distributed to cable and broadcast distribution points throughout the US and the North American region.
Nature Relaxation Ultra HD TV results from a partnership between the highly acclaimed nature cinematographer David Huting, who founded Nature Relaxation and Jon Gorchow, ex-Comcast media executive and owner of NatureVisionTV. The channel features more than 50 hours of beautiful, calming Nature Relaxaxtion videos, perfectly matched with soothing music designed to help viewers de-stress, relax, study or sleep. The new UHD channel captures everything from majestic mountain ranges and waterfalls to incredible canyons, enchanted forests, brewing storms, wonderful wildlife and mesmerizing sunsets around the world in stunning, high picture quality 4K.
“Nature Relaxation Ultra HD offers an unsurpassed and growing collection of video that allows viewers to escape the daily rat race of life. "...Audiences can simply tune in to Nature Relaxation 4K to replace their worries with the wonders of nature and benefit from watching the calming and comforting nature vignettes after a long day,” explained Jon Gorchow, director of Sales and Marketing for the new channel. “We chose SES, the world’s leading satellite operator with unrivaled expertise in global video distribution, to launch our new Nature Relaxation Ultra HD channel in North America. Relying on SES, we’re well positioned to reach the biggest audiences across the region and eventually the world.”
“Consumers across North America are buying Ultra HD TVs at such a pace that more than half of the homes in the region are expected to have at least one 4K TV by 2020. Now they want to see a full line-up of Ultra HD programming on their screens as soon as possible,” noted Steve Corda, Vice President of Business Development for SES in North America. “Nature Relaxation Ultra HD TV is the latest channel to join SES’s fast-growing, premier Ultra HD distribution neighborhood.”
“Nature Relaxation Ultra HD is a great addition to SES’s tremendous Ultra HD line-up, offering a welcomed break from a fast-paced world with some of the finest, breathtaking views of nature at its very best,” said Stuart Smitherman, President of Vivicast Media. “Together, SES and Vivicast are enabling audiences across North America and around the world to enjoy the finest 4K programming available today.”
It is expected that the new Nature Relaxation 4K TV satelite will be live and available to all major satelite cable providers by end of 2016. For updates, be sure and sign up for the blog to get updated when it happens!