Travelxp 4K goes on air in Europe with BBright playout solution
By: David Davies
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 2:52 pm

BBright, a leading solution provider for Ultra HD deployments, has announced that Travelxp, the pioneering 4K HDR (HLG) content provider, has commercially launched its 4K HDR services over satellite in Europe using BBright UHD-TS playout.

Travelxp 4K, a venture of Media Worldwide Limited, London, features hundreds of ‘best of breed’ travel programmes from all over the world. After several months of tests and trials, Travel XP 4K is now on air over Europe on Eutelsat – HOTBIRD. Thanks to advanced software and GUI architecture, BBright UHD-TS playout solution is physically located in France, but the playout is directly operated by Travelxp Team.

Travelxp manages remotely the Ultra HD playout operation from pre-encoded HEVC transport stream files, to content ingest, channel schedule management and traffic file ingest into the BBright playout server.

Prashant Chothani, Travelxp CEO, explained: “Travelxp 4K is delivering the best video content quality to end users, including 10-bit Rec 2020 and HLG content with high quality HEVC encoding. Being a pioneer in 4K HLG HDR content, Travelxp is proud to team up with another pioneer like BBright. Their fast and efficient technical support is ensuring the best quality of service.”

Guillaume Arthuis, BBright CEO, commented: “Travel XP 4K was amongst the first Ultra HD HDR (HLG) channels worldwide. With this new service launch in Europe, we are very happy to support and work with such an innovator. Our software based UHD-TS playout solution provides all the flexibility, ease of operation and the support for an international 4K service launch, such as reliable/dependable 24/7 operations, integrated automation, multiple language audio tracks and multiple captioning services.”