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4K Studios Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Red Bull Media House
By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor
Subscribers of UltraFlix, the NanoTech’s all 4K IPTV (News - Alert) and Over-the-Top (OTT) Ultra HD streaming video service, will now be able to watch some of the latest Red Bull Media House catalog offerings – made possible under the terms of a recently signed global distribution agreement between 4K Studios, a NanoTech subsidiary and Red Bull Media House.
Aaron Taylor, executive vice president of sales & marketing at Nanotech, said, “We’re committed to making UltraFlix the digital go-to sports channel and Red Bull Media House is one of the leading sports movie producers in the world, so licensing their content was a priority for us.”
As of now the UltraFlix service offers over fifty ultra HD pay-per view movies, concerts, TV shows and special events along with over a hundred hours of free content. Now UltraFlix subscribers can enjoy Red Bull Media House’ shows like Red Bull Dreamline, Red Bull X-Run, Red Bull Streetstyle and more. All these shows are produced in native 4K resolution and are slated to bring the audience much closer to the action with the highest-quality production values and cinematography available.
UltraFlix will be available through several devices, including NanoTech’s Nuvola NP-1 and NP-C 4K streaming media players. Nuvola NP-1 is said to be the world’s first streaming media player that supports 4K UltraHD movies. It lets users to connect via Ethernet or Wi-Fi to any network with 6Mbit/s or greater speeds and start watching TV in Ultra High Definition and it can also stream 4K UltraHD movies and videos from a variety of sources including the bundled NanoFlix UHD channel.
According to NanoTech, the NP-1 consumer player will retail for $299, while the NP-C commercial player will cost $699. Both devices are scheduled to be available in Q1 2014.
Edited by Maurice Nagle