Turnaround TV to distribute Travelxp 4K, Travelxp HD Europe in France
MUMBAI: Prashant Chotani’s Travelxp 4K and Travelxp HD Europe has appointed Paris-based Turnaround TV as the exclusive distribution partner for France.
Travelxp 4K Europe is a 4K travel channel from Mumbai-based Celebrities Management. Transmitted since 1 October, on Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD 13.0° E satellite, the channel began discussions with leading cable, fiber and ADSL operators in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa last month.
To date, Travelxp 4K Europe has broadcast more than 100 hours of original and exclusive travel programs, filmed in the new UHD 4K HDR format. The channel produces a dozen hours of original programs each month in this format. Travelxp 4K follows the success of Travelxp HD, which offers more than 500 hours of travel programs. Travelxp HD is distributed to more than 50 million homes around the world.
Travelxp 4K is encoded in HEVC and High Dynamic Range (HDR) with the standard Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), which was developed by the BBC and NHK. The HLG standard allows 4K “standard” (SDR) TVs to display an Ultra HD HDR image in SDR mode. The channel has a resolution of 10-bit REC 2020.
Travelxp 4K aims to offer its viewers an unprecedented TV experience, with picture quality worthy of a cinema screen combined with a wider color gamut, higher frame rates, and higher brightness.
Travelxp Europe Director Sumant Bahl said, “At Travelxp, we do not offer our audience programs based on different themes, but we believe in bringing the world closer in the best possible way and are proud to be able to do so using the best technology and the best business partners. As such, we are pleased to start our activity in France with the support of Turnaround TV, an independent company with unrivaled know-how.”
Turnaround TV is a consulting and services agency for thematic channels and audiovisual editors with offices in Paris, Moscow, Istanbul, Memphis, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.
It distributes innovative audiovisual channels and services in France and around the world, including CLUBBING TV (HD) and # C4K360 and is developing with VOD Factory the S-VOD service called “FIGHT Play”, which is currently being planned.
The company also offers audiovisual content publishers expertise in the following areas: marketing, production, programming, technical services (television set, broadcast management, etc.), digital transformation, industrial and financial partnerships.
Turnaround TV is supported by a merchant bank, an investment fund, and VCs that have played important roles in the audiovisual sector.