NanoTech enables 4KTV for NZ natural history producer

DetailsEditor | 01 February 2015

Documentary producer NHNZ has added 70 full-length documentaries to NanoTech’s UltraFlix 4K streaming library.

man made wonders of ancient chinaFormerly known as Natural History New Zealand, NHNZ is a major global producer of factual television, creating original content for Discovery Channels, A&E Television Networks, Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic Channels, NHK and CCTV.

Under the terms of the new deal, UltraFlix, NanoTech’s 4K/Ultra HD network has been granted the distribution rights to the documentaries.

The series being added to UltraFlix’s library of 4KTV content include The Adventure Series with eight Bite Me films featuring virologist and explorer Dr Mike Leahy; The Natural Phenomena Series offering films on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and tornadoes; The Man Made Marvels of Ancient China series, which looks at the famous Terracotta Warriors and films on mega-structures in China and Taiwan. Other documentaries include a film about a team of whale researchers who gather data on whale migration, family groupings and feeding behaviour in Antarctica waters.

“UltraFlix has solved the key problems that were preventing the cost-effective delivery of streaming 4K content: bandwidth and reliable online delivery,” commented NHNZ’s managing director Kyle Murdoch.

“By using enhanced video compression, adaptive streaming and intelligent bandwidth management technologies, UltraFlix can stream visually lossless 4K video with uninterrupted viewing at under 8Mbps. That makes streaming 4K/Ultra HD available to most North American and European subscribers today.”