BeIN has launched its ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K receiver in the MENA region, thereby becoming the first pay-TV platform in the region to introduce 4K programming.
BeIN has launched its ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K receiver in the MENA region, thereby becoming the first pay-TV platform in the region to introduce 4K programming. The new beIN receiver offers complete PVR functionality and is available in the market ahead of this years UEFA Euro.
Until now 4K broadcast was not available in the MENA region although 4K TV sets are common. With the launch of the beIN 4K receiver, as well as the confirmation of 4K broadcast of UEFA Euro matches, beIN is completing the two missing pieces of 4K entertainment in MENA.
beIN 4K UHD receiver will be able to broadcast TV signal at 3,840 pixels (horizontally) x 2,160 lines (vertically). This resolution is four times better than conventional HD resolution. The result of this increased pixel breakdown is image clarity that is much more vibrant and varied. Colour representation with 4K is closer to real life and more realistic as well as the frame rates are much higher enabling viewers to enjoy the best TV experience.
beIN launches its 4K UHD receiver in time for football fans to be able to enjoy this years top sporting event, UEFA Euro, in 4K. beIN will broadcast the opening match, all four quarter final matches, semi-final matches and the final of Euro in 4K. This is the first time that an event is being broadcast live in 4K in MENA. beIN will broadcast 4K matches on a dedicated channel called beIN 4K. The broadcaster will ensure a constant supply of 4K content through collaboration with various other entertainment and sports entities.
Israel Esteban, beINs Executive Director of Technology commented: beIN is the only regional pay TV network that currently broadcasts in true HD 1080p resolution, which is comparable to watching content through Blue Ray. For beIN it is important to ensure that our customers in MENA are experiencing the best of technology and content.
The new beIN 4K receiver will be available across the MENA region in the first week of June. Customers can buy beIN 4K receiver from select outlets.