NSSLGlobal Bonded HDR

NSSLGlobal uses ‘Bonded HDR’ to Broadcast Refugee Crisis in Mediterranean Sea

[Via Satellite 06-30-2016] NSSLGlobal has recently worked with the BBC to enable a series of live “bonded HDR” (High Data Rate) satellite television broadcasts from on board M.V. Aquarius, a Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) vessel in the Mediterranean Sea. A morning broadcast on May 13, 2016, and subsequent news bulletins throughout the day, featured an eight-minute […]

By | June 30, 2016

SMS Rugby Teleport

Satellite Mediaport Services Eyes Ka-band and Broadcast Opportunities

[Via Satellite 06-29-2016] Satellite Mediaport Services (SMS) is scaling up infrastructure at its Rugby Teleport to prepare for an expansion of Ka-band and broadcast services. The U.K.-based independent teleport operator delivered its first broadcast TV bouquet last year, and also signed a contract with Trio, leading up to the building of a new 13.5-meter Ka-band […]

By | June 29, 2016


AsiaSat and JIB Strike up NHK Broadcast Agreement

[Via Satellite 06-29-2016] Japan International Broadcasting (JIB), has agreed to use AsiaSat’s AsiaSat 7 satellite to broadcast NHK World TV HD, an English language news and lifestyle TV network, and for the continued distribution of its SD channel in the Asia-Pacific, effective July 1. NHK World TV’s 24-hour programming cycle includes its signature news show, […]

By | June 29, 2016

Embratel’s Star One D1 satellite, rendering.

Embratel Star One Sees Ka-Band as Boon in Brazil

[Via Satellite 06-15-2016] Gustavo Silbert, president of Brazillian satellite operator Embratel Star One, says the company is looking to the launch of its Star One D1 satellite to expand capacity for Direct-to-Home (DTH) and cellular backhaul in the region, as well as expand into the North American market. The company plans to launch the Ka-band […]

By | June 22, 2016

The SES 5, one of the satellites serving the satellite TV market across Africa, at Space Systems/Loral, Palo Alto, California.

SES Releases Satellite Monitory Study Focused on Nigeria

[Via Satellite 06-22-2016] SES announced the results of its first Satellite Monitor study on the Nigerian market, which provides insight on the country’s satellite television penetration. The study highlights that SES reaches 2.81 million TV homes across the country, of which 1.69 million are reached directly by SES satellites, and 1.12 million cable TV homes […]

By | June 22, 2016

Ultra-HD 4K Television 4KTV

beIN, Technicolor Ship Ultra-HD Satellite Receivers to MENA

[Via Satellite 06-17-2016] beIN Media Group has integrated Technicolor’s 4K Ultra-HD technology into its broadcast platform for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The 4K rollout — touted as the first ever in the MENA region — comes just in time for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. Video in 4K Ultra-HD displays images […]

By | June 17, 2016

PlanetCast Graphic

PlanetCast Buys Measat Satellite Capacity for HD and Ultra-HD Services

[Via Satellite 06-16-2016] PlanetCast Media Services, formerly Essel Shyam Communication, has entered an agreement with Measat for video distribution services across India. The agreement looks to increase HD and 4K/Ultra-HD offerings in India with the potential to expand across the Asia Pacific. Under the terms of the agreement, PlanetCast has signed for capacity on Measat […]

By | June 16, 2016

UEFA Euro 2016

Spacecom and HDT Broadcasting UEFA Euro 2016 Football Tournament to Hungary

[Via Satellite 06-15-2016] Spacecom and Hungaro DigiTel Kft (HDT) are broadcasting the activities surrounding the UEFA Euro 2016 Football Tournament to Hungary. Spacecom’s Amos 3 communications satellite is supporting the tournament by carrying live broadcasts, behind the scenes content, special interviews and more from France to Budapest from its orbital location at 4 degrees west. […]

By | June 15, 2016

Manoto TV

Eutelsat to Broadcast Manoto TV in High Definition

[Via Satellite 06-15-2016] Commercial Persian-language television channel Manoto TV is launching tomorrow on the Eutelsat 7B satellite, the satellite operator announced today. The channel signed a capacity agreement with Eutelsat for exclusive broadcasting in HD from Eutelsat 7B to expand its audience in Iran and the Middle East. Based in London, Manoto TV broadcasts documentaries, […]

By | June 15, 2016

Al Jazeera Balkans

Al Jazeera Balkans Joins TEAM:SAT TV Platform on Eutelsat 16A

[Via Satellite 06-14-2016] Al Jazeera Balkans has announced it is joining the TEAM:SAT TV platform operated by TEAM:MEDIA and will broadcast exclusively in High Definition, free-to-air from Eutelsat Communications’ Eutelsat 16A satellite. The channel will launch in HD on July 1. By integrating into this platform of more than 20 television channels, Al Jazeera Balkans […]

By | June 14, 2016

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