After successfully launching localised versions in Serbia and Croatia, Travelxp has announced its foray into the Slovakia and Czech Republic market.

Travelxp is a travel channel, with content filmed in over 40 countries across the world with multicultural hosts. It offers originally-produced premium travel content, filmed in HD and 4K.

“After localising the Travelxp service in the Czech language, our endeavour is to gradually showcase more content originating out of Slovakia and Czech Republic. Taking local content globally and getting global content locally is the core philosophy of Travelxp. We would be working with independent content producers in the region to have the local perspective as diversity of content is key to Travelxp’s offering,” said Travelxp Europe director Sumant Bahl.

Slovak Telekom marketing expert Andrej Miklanek said, “Telekom traditionally brings high-quality family and sports content to its customers. Enhancing the portfolio with Travelxp is another boost to the quality and attractiveness of our TV services.”

The channel has selected HEVC encoding with 10 bits os colour depth (one billion colours), at 50 frames per second. It broadcasts in 10 bits REC 2020 colour space using the new HDR (high dynamic range) standard developed by the BBC and NHK that creates richer and more dynamic images by increasing the contrast ratio between the lightest and darkest areas of the screen and expanding the volume of colours displayed. This standard uses HLG (hybrid log-gamma) technology, enabling legacy standard dynamic (SDR) displays to decode the HDR standard.

Travelxp IFC Media MD Jozef Pipek said, “Our next goal is to develop also Travelxp 4K which can bring to audience unforgettable travel experiences in the highest picture quality.

Travelxp is also planning to launch in others part of Europe, including UK.