Wildlife channel WildEarth resumes satellite broadcast tests, with improved picture resolution.
After a break of nearly a month, the channel has resumed tests on Astra 2G, in preparation for a launch on the Sky TV guide.
The tests are free-to-air. The original tests, which were on-air from December 2022 to 16th February 2023 had a picture resolution of 1280×720. RXTV observes the current tests are using a resolution of 1920×1088, although this could still change.
Using a combination of live broadcasting, expert naturalists, interactivity, community and a point-of-view shooting style, WildEarth says it helps millions of viewers “feel remotely present in nature without increasing their footprint”. The channel offers viewers an opportunity to take part in daily safaris.
WildEarth has been widening its reach across various streaming platforms, including LG Channels, Roku and Plex. Following its addition on Samsung TV Plus in a number of continental European countries, the channel has recently been added to TV Plus channel 4273 in the UK.
WildEarth was contacted for comment regarding its plans for satellite broadcasting.
▶ Wild Earth Tuning Parameters
Satellite: Astra 2G, 28.2°E
Symbol Rate: 22000
Mode: DVB-S, QPSK
Status: Free-to-air / Europe Beam
Information correct as of 17:40 GMT 13/03/2023. Test transmissions are subject to changes, cessation or encryption at short or no notice.