DISH to deliver BBC America’s stunning Planet Earth II live in 4K Ultra HD
· Launches dedicated 4K channel to broadcast the landmark natural history television series every Saturday from Feb. 18 through March 25
· Offers exclusive free preview of BBC America beginning Feb. 14, giving all DISH customers access to Planet Earth II in 4K and HD at no extra cost
"DISH will deliver live in 4K Ultra HD the highly-anticipated natural history series, Planet Earth II. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the series will simulcast on BBC America, AMC and SundanceTV on Hopper 3 customers who tune in to watch the planet’s most remarkable creatures., with subsequent episodes airing on BBCA every night. DISH’s 4K broadcast offers an unrivaled level of clarity to
DISH is also offering an exclusive free preview of America, from February 14 through March 30, giving customers access toPlanet Earth II in both 4K and HD at no extra cost.
“It’s been more than 10 years since the world was first wowed by the original Planet Earth, and the second installment promises to deliver unmatched detail in crystal clear 4K resolution,” said Vivek Khemka, DISH executive vice president and chief technology officer. “We’ve heard our customers ask for more 4K content, so we’re making every effort to deliver this programming to households as its availability grows.”
BBCA President, Sarah Barnett, commented: “The breathtaking visuals in Planet Earth II are nothing short of astounding. We are delighted to partner with DISH in bringing audiences this groundbreaking series in 4K, allowing viewers to get even closer to some of earth’s most incredible creatures and gorgeous landscapes.”
Planet Earth II, a sequel to the remarkable 2006 original, is an immersive exploration of the islands, mountains, jungles, grasslands, deserts and cities of the world. Captured in stunning Ultra-high definition detail, the documentary also embraces the latest camera stabilization, remote recording and aerial drone technology.
The series will air on consecutive Saturdays from February 18 through March 25 in 4K on DISH channel 540, and in HD on BBCA channel 135. Planet Earth II is available to DISH customers with a Hopper 3 and 4K TV.
Last August, DISH delivered NBC’s coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro in 4K, with coverage made available on one-day delay."
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