KPN share live TV Play-by service in HD resolution – Update

Apr

13

2016

KPN has begun broadcasting in FullHD resolution on its streaming service Play. Initially displays the provider fourteen channels in up to 1080p resolution, but KPN promises that more channels and plans would follow in the future.

Of the 22 live channels KPN Play offer , there are fourteen available since Tuesday in ‘HD’. Besides NPO 1, 2 and 3 that the different channels RTL, Veronica, Discovery and Comedy Central. The rest remain for the time being in sd. The quality depends on the speed of the connection, the company reports, as Play makes use of adaptive bit rate.

KPN promises that in the next few months, more channels, films and series are available in HD. Moreover, the company will offer users the choice of a device between SD and HD. The service only works with Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Users can connect up to five devices to play their subscription.

Update, 15:00: It’s making according to KPN to 1920×1080 pixels with a bit rate of 7,2Mbit / s if the user via wifi connection. In mobile Internet quality is reduced to a maximum of 768×432 pixels for users not to chase cost with high data usage. The adaptive bit rate will result automatically scales back if there is not enough bandwidth is on the basis of the following table:

Resolution bitrate
1920×1080 pixels 7,2Mbit / s
1280×720 pixels 4Mbit / s
1024×576 pixels 2,5Mbit / s
768×432 pixels 1,5Mbit / s
640×360 pixels 1,2Mbit / s
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