Home Satellite HD DIRECTV New DirecTV satellite increases HD & 4k Ultra HD capacity

New DirecTV satellite increases HD & 4k Ultra HD capacity

arianespace-ariane-5-directv-sky-mexicoDirecTV successfully launched a new satellite that will increase capacity for HD and 4k Ultra HD programming. The D-15, along with the Sky Mexico satellite SKYM-1, were launched together on a single ARIANE 5 launch vehicle operated by Arianespace from the spaceport in French Guiana.

DirecTV says the D-15  CONUS (Continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, & Puerto Rico) beam satellite is the most versatile in the fleet, and the first to launch in 10 years. As well expanding capacity for HD and 4k channels, the D-15 will also serve as a backup to other CONUS transponders.

The SKYM-1 is SKY MEXICO’s first owned-and-operated satellite, and will double HD capacity for SKY MEXICO as well as provide direct-to-home broadcast services to Mexico, Cuba, Central America, and the Caribbean.

The D-15 is one of 12 satellites owned and operated by DirecTV, and the 17th launched for DirecTV services.

Check out the video below of the launch of Arianespace’s Ariane 5, housing the DirecTV-15 and SKY México-1.

HD Report frequently features articles written by guest contributors who are experts in the industry. Our publication is listed in Google News as well as other tech and entertainment forums. If you would like to write a news article, review, or editorial please contact us.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

4k TV Deals

Sony X1 4k HDR TV

Hot Pre-orders!

Game of Thrones: The Complete Series 4k Blu-ray
Back to the Future 35th Anniversary 4k Blu-ray giftset
Mission: Impossible - The Original TV Series Blu-ray
Stanley Kubrick 3-Film Collection  4k Blu-ray

1-Month Free!

Hot Blu-rays!

New Articles

Deal Alert: Fire HD10 Tablet 32GB only $109.99

For a limited time Amazon is taking $40 (27%) off the list price of the Fire HD10 tablet with 32GB storage. The tablet is...

Akira (1988) remastered in 4k for Ultra HD Blu-ray

Katsuhiro Ôtomo's classic Japanese animated feature Akira (1988) has been remastered in 4k. You may have noticed the film is playing in limited theaters...

Tremors (1990) restored in 4k for UHD Blu-ray & Blu-ray editions

Arrow Films has restored Ron Underwood's 1990 film Tremors in 4k for release on Ultra HD Blu-ray and a new Blu-ray edition. The director and...

Read a Review of ‘The King of Staten Island’ on Blu-ray Disc

SNL breakout Pete Davidson's story is one that a lot of fans are familiar with. From his struggle with Crone's disease, losing his firefighter...

Support Us!