Our History


January 2014 - "4K" becomes a buzzword within the international TV community during CES (Consumer Electronics Show) and then at NATPE (National Association of Television Program Executives)


Research & Development


January 2016 - 4KUniverse, Inc. is incorporated and is founded by movie/tv distribution executive & entrepreneur Matthew Mancinelli
March 2016 - 4KUNIVERSE is announced publicly via an exclusive Variety article
April 2016 - 4KUNIVERSE schedules first original 4K series, Model Turned Superstar, an 18-episode model competition series featuring Supermodel guest judges Alessandra Ambrosio, Irina Shayk and Ana Beatriz Barros
July 2016 - Former HBO and E! channel executive Mitchell Berman becomes a key strategic advisor
October 2016 - 4KUNIVERSE streams FREE 4K clips & episodes on Roku 4K devices to establish brand exposure
December 2016 - 4KUNIVERSE joins SES's Ultra HD satellite neighborhood


February 2017 - The 4KUniverse Cable TV channel broadcasts LIVE 24/7 via satellite delivery for the first time.
April 3, 2017 - 4KUniverse's cable guide is LIVE across all U.S. cable operators 
May 1, 2017 - 4KUNIVERSE cable channel launches on first 4K-equipped cable operators in the U.S., Highlands Cable Group (North Carolina) and Marquette-Adams (Wisconsin), becoming the first 24/7 4K Ultra HD general entertainment TV channel in America
May 5, 2017 - 4KUNIVERSE launches its 4K OTT SVOD app on Amazon Fire TV as a trial, then removes it one month later.
May 29, 2017 - 4KUNIVERSE airs Red Bull's 4K BMX documentary Kaleidoscope starring Kriss Kyle at 7pm ET
June 2017 - 4KUNIVERSE airs new 10-episode underwater 4K series Blue World Thursday nights at 7pm ET
July 2017 -  1 Million Minutes of 4KUNIVERSE Programming Have Streamed On Roku Devices in 4K
November 2017 - 4KUNIVERSE's 24-hour 4K cable channel launches in Alaska (KPU)
December 6, 2017 - 4KUNIVERSE's 24-hour 4K linear channel launches on Swisscom in Switzerland


January 2018 - 4KUNIVERSE Adds HDR Support for 4K Linear, OTT

February 2018 - 4KUNIVERSE's 24-hour 4K linear channel launches in Tennessee (Jackson Energy)

March 2018 - 4KUNIVERSE's 24-hour 4K linear channel launches in Mexico (WhereverTV)

November 2018 - 4KUNIVERSE launches on Eutelsat's HOTBIRD satellite over Europe, Middle East and North Africa


January 2019 - 4KUNIVERSE's 24-hour 4K HDR linear TV channel launches on Ooredoo in Qatar

March 2019 - 4KUNIVERSE's 24-hour 4K HDR linear TV channel launches on Etisalat across Middle East and North Africa

September 2019 - 4KUNIVERSE is LIVE over Asia-Pacific and announced a multi-year satellite capacity agreement with AsiaSat 9. 

October 2019

- 4KUNIVERSE's 24-hour 4K HDR Linear TV channel becomes available on POST in Luxembourg

- 4KUNIVERSE's 24-hour 4K HDR Linear TV channel becomes available on Tivusat in Italy 


March 2020 through December 2020 - Global pandemic, economy shut off to slow the spread of COVID-19, quarantine for 10 months, civil & racial unrest, citizens with a U.S. Passport are not allowed into Canada, Europe, and many other countries due to America's infection rate, and the stock market crashed. And on top of all of that, it's an Election Year. And a Leap Year. The Year of the Rat. 

June 2020 - Matthew Mancinelli details the inner workings of his Hollywood career in an article he wrote on Medium.com

July 2020

- 4KUniverse airs its first Primetime TV Special, a half-hour Fourth of July Fireworks Special in UHD. 100% of the proceeds were donated to Feeding America's COVID-19 Fund.

- 4KUniverse announces it is In Development on a New Year's Eve: Countdown to Midnight 2021 1 Hour TV Special.  

August 2020 - 4KUniverse's promotional campaign "Go to your happy place" releases two videos (Driving through the forest) and (Cowboy)

October 2020 - 4KUniverse Network Awards are announced  

2021 (Year 6)

February 2021 - 4KUniverse Multiverse, created by Matthew Mancinelli, is first announced

May 2021 - The 4KUniverse Multiverse Phases are announced

August 2021

- 4KUniverse's 'Tournament of Universes' is first announced, making 8 out of the 10 Franchise Teams available for purchase.

- Sunday comics are first released, debuting 4KUniverse Multiverse's 'Popcorn Peter and Candy Cassie' cartoon.

September 2021

- 4KUNIVERSE Golden Princesses are first introduced

Katherine Dolls are first announced

- Malibu Katherine is created

- Welcome to Mushroomland is first announced

- The Kooky Spooky Kids are first introduced

- Pastor Jeff is created

- Samuel Sea lion is created

- Perry Pelican and the 4KU House Band

- William "Bill" Bear is created

- The Succulent Gallery is created

- Goodbye Puppy is created

- Mary Matcha, cita, and tiny jim are created

- The Four Kick'n Stoic Superpowered Dragon Brothers (4K Dragon Brothers) are first announced

Orcaboy, Sharkpop and Octopus Mom are created

- Matthew Brian, a great spiritual leader, is created

- Vishnu is created

- Edward Edamame and Sid Salt are created

- Snowden Snail and Frasier Frog are created

- Mr and Mrs. Simon & Sandy Soulmates are created

- Gnome Noelle and Speedster are created

- Timothy Toad is created

November 2021

- The Popcorn Peter Club is first announced

- Panda Ping and Turtle Tommy are created

Jesús Jalapeño lll is created

- Spiritual Princess S is created

- Big Bear Billy Billy is created

- DeeDee is created

- Angel One is created

- Media Mogul Meow is created

- Superhero Janelle is created

- Danny's Dino Eggs are created

- Granny Jammy is created

- The Kelly Family is created

- Spiritual Princess S is created

December 2021

- Twin flame Samantha is created

2022 (Year 7)

February 2022

 4KUniverse Chief of Staff Access Card is issued on the blockchain with a limited supply of 10,000 NFT's available worldwide, in perpetuity. 

May 2022

4KUniverse announces its streaming service is coming to Comcast

June 2022

Matthew Mancinelli's and 4KUniverse's #LoveLightMagicTour is announced

2023 (Year 8)

4KUniverse adds hundreds of hours of new 4K TV series, movies & docs to its offering.

2024 (Year 9)