Arabsat Broadcasts Ivory Coast Channel from BADR 4

[Via Satellite 08-27-2015] Arabsat is now offering Radiodiffusion-Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe from its BADR 4 satellite, the company announced Aug. 27. The operator began broadcasting RTI through an agreement with the public broadcaster. “Africa is a large continent and Cote d’Ivoire is one of the most fast growing [...]

By | August 27, 2015

VS Sept 2015 DGTL

Via Satellite September: The Top 10 Quotes

[Via Satellite 08-26-2015] If Moore’s law continues to be an indicator of the pace of technology, then the flurry of activity seen throughout the satellite industry might be the new norm. In the September issue of Via Satellite Magazine, we talked with experts across the industry on how the evolution of satellite technology is influencing [...]

By | August 26, 2015

Brazil’s TV Globo Using Newtec Modulators for All-HD Production Strategy

[Via Satellite 08-25-2015] Top Brazilian television network TV Globo has selected Newtec’s M6100 broadcast satellite modulator to upgrade its Satellite Newsgathering (SNG) fleet. The company is transitioning its news feeds to High Definition (HD) as part of an all-HD production strategy that includes the entire SNG fleets of the Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and [...]

By | August 25, 2015

Buenos Aires Argentina

Encompass Digital Media Exec: DTH Outpacing Cable in Latin America

[Via Satellite 08-21-2015] Direct to Home (DTH) broadcasting appears to be outpacing terrestrial broadcasts in Latin America, according to Juan Salleras, EVP and general manager at Encompass Digital Media Latin America. A mainstay of the satellite industry, DTH is growing in popularity as consumers distanced from densely populated areas create greater demand. “My perception is [...]

By | August 21, 2015

With new 4K channels being launched in Europe, the broadcast industry has made a significant breakthrough. Key players are expecting 
to see swelling demand 
in Ultra-HD.

Broadcasters Ready to Move Faster into 4K

With fourfold HD resolution, 4K video is impressive. But does it evoke a quadruple wow? Watching many consumers enthralled by the large screen TVs displayed in electronics stores would suggest it does. First

By | August 21, 2015

Via Satellite September 2015

The Evolving Role of Satellite in Modern Newsgathering

Mark Holmes is the editorialdirector for Via Satellite and Avionics Magazine.News broadcasters such as CNN, Russia Today, Sky News, and Fox News are key buyers of satellite services and capacity, as they aim

By | August 21, 2015

DirecTV 4K genie mini

DirecTV Releases 4K Ultra-HD Set-Top-Box

[Via Satellite 08-20-2015] DirecTV, now part of AT&T, is offering a new Set Top Box (STB), the 4K Genie Mini, to expand the number of customers who can access 4K movies without a “DirecTV ready” 4K TV. The new STB offers full Genie and 4K capability, and also supports Dolby Digital Plus audio decoding. DirecTV [...]

By | August 20, 2015 OB van HD 6 SNG.

Germany’s Chooses Riedel’s MediorNet and Artist for New OB Vans

[Via Satellite 08-19-2015] German media production company in satellite-based live broadcasting, production GmbH, has invested in Riedel Communications’ MediorNet real-time media network and Artist digital matrix intercom system for its new OB van and three Digital Satellite Newsgathering (DSNG) vehicles. has integrated 13 MediorNet Compact Pro frames, one Artist 128 mainframe, and more [...]

By | August 19, 2015

Takashi Yabashi B-SAT BSAT

B-SAT’s New Satellite to Make 4K and 8K Service by 2018 a Reality

[Via Satellite 08-10-2015] Japan-based Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) intends to ramp up its progress toward 4K and 8K transmissions when its newest satellite, BSAT 4a, comes online. The operator purchased the satellite from Space Systems Loral (SSL) earlier this month to replace BSAT 3a. “BSAT 4a has an important role of maintaining the current [...]

By | August 10, 2015

Deutschen Welle

Deutsche Welle Buys Capacity on Three SES Satellites for Two Channels

[Via Satellite 08-05-2015] German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has signed a new long-term capacity agreement on three SES satellites to broadcast two channels in Eastern Europe and Africa. The company will be broadcasting its German-language TV channel DW using SES’ Astra 4A satellite to reach more than 6 million Direct-to-Home (DTH) households in Eastern Europe and [...]

By | August 5, 2015

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