AB Groupe to develop France’s first Ultra HD channel with Ericsson
AB Groupe, the French media company, has signed an exclusive multi-year services partnership with Ericsson, the Swedish telecommunications giant, to develop France’s first ultra HD television channel, it was announced today.
Ericsson will provide playout services for ‘Ultra Nature’, a new 24 hour ultra HD channel dedicated to wildlife, discovery, travel and extreme sports.
Lionel Berthelot and Laurent Gaudinaud, technical directors at AB Groupe, said: “For France's first 4K UHDTV channel, we have chosen the very best technical solutions available. We are delighted with the agreement and we have every confidence in the managed services expertise of Ericsson’s Broadcast and Media Services team.”
Last year, Ericsson was selected by UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport to develop the network’s new BT Sport UHD channel.