Broadcasting

Eutelsat's smartLNB demo at IBC

Eutelsat, Cisco Partner on Cloud Video via Satellite

[Via Satellite 09-16-2014] Eutelsat and Cisco have partnered for a demonstration of cloud-based video content provided over satellite. The demonstration at IBC 2014 showcased live IP streaming and Push Video On Demand (VOD) through a turnkey solution using Eutelsat’s “smart LNB” and Cisco’s Set-Top-Box embedding Cisco Videoscape technology. Eutelsat’s “smart LNB” bundles Direct-to-Home (DTH) reception [...]

By | September 16, 2014

Eutelsat Nilesat Ku-band

Nilesat Signs Capacity Deal on Upcoming Eutelsat 8 West B Satellite

[Via Satellite 09-15-2014] Egyptian satellite operator Nilesat has leased multiple transponders on Eutelsat 8 West B, slated to launch in mid-2015. The deal will expand Nilesat’s operational flexibility and improve signal integrity for client broadcasters in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Currently Nilesat uses capacity on Eutelsat 8 West C. Once Eutelsat [...]

By | September 15, 2014

iSAT Africa

iSAT Africa Purchases Ku- and C-band Capacity from Eutelsat

[Via Satellite 09-12-2014] Direct-to-Home (DTH) provider iSAT Africa reached an agreement with Eutelsat for Ku-band capacity on the Eutelsat 70B and C-band capacity on the Eutelsat 3B. The company began using Ku-band capacity Sept. 1 to broadcast Free-to-Air (FTA) digital channels throughout Kenya and East Africa. iSAT Africa plans to use the C-band capacity to [...]

By | September 12, 2014

Amos 5 Spacecom

Spacecom Inks Long Term Contract With Excaf Telecom on Amos 5

[Via Satellite 09-12-2014] Senegal-based Excaf Telecom has signed a multi-year agreement with Spacecom for Ku-band capacity on the Amos 5 satellite. The company has plans to build a nation-wide digital terrestrial television network using the capacity. Excaf said it will broadcast the original signal will from Senegal’s capital, Dakar, where the company will spearhead the [...]

By | September 12, 2014

4K HEVC OTT

Korea Telecom Begins Offering 4K IPTV, Plans for 500+ Programs

[Via Satellite 09-12-2014] Korea Telecom (KT) has begun offering one of South Korea’s first 4K Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) services to the home. The company selected Broadcom’s encoding and decoding technology to enable 4K delivery at 60 Frames Per Second (FPS) in 10-bit color. Content is available through Korea Telecom’s Olleh GiGA Ultra-HD service. Broadcom’s [...]

By | September 12, 2014

Intelsat 21 C-band

HBO Latin America to Use Three Satellite Neighborhoods from Intelsat

[Via Satellite 09-12-2014] HBO Latin America (HBO LAG) has entered a new multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with Intelsat to leverage three satellite video neighborhoods for broadcasting throughout Latin America. The company plans to use Intelsat 21 at 302 degrees east, Intelsat 11 at 317 degrees east, and later Intelsat 34, following its 2015 launch to 304.5 [...]

By | September 12, 2014

CMMB Vision to Lease 100 Percent of NYSH Satellite Capacity for Mobile Multimedia Services

[Via Satellite 09-12-2014] Hong Kong-based CMMB Vision Holdings has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with U.S. based New York Satellite Holdings (NYSH) for 100 percent of the company’s capacity for mobile multimedia services on two satellites. The service will cover China and other parts of Asia. NYSH, a subsidiary of New York Broadband 2, [...]

By | September 12, 2014

Amos 6 to Broadcast Ukraine’s 1+1 Media’s Entire Network

[Via Satellite 09-11-2014] Spacecom has signed a long-term agreement with Ukraine’s 1+1 Media for the broadcast of its channels on the Amos 6 satellite. From the 4 degrees west orbital position, Spacecom’s satellite will provide satellite broadcast services for 1+1 Media’s entire network over its Ku-band pan-European transponders. After its scheduled launch in 2015, Amos [...]

By | September 11, 2014

IDC Cinema

IDC Delivers Additional Satellite Receiver Equipment to CineColorSat

[Via Satellite 09-11-2014] International Datacasting Corporation (IDC) has shipped a new deployment of the SuperFlex Pro Cinema Cache Servers and the SuperFlex Pro Cinema Event Players to Chile-based CineColorSat. The SuperFlex Pro Cinema Cache Server enables the satellite delivery of movies, while the SuperFlex Pro Cinema Event Player supports the broadcast of live events. CinecolorSat has [...]

By | September 11, 2014

Newtec DVB-S2X

Newtec Adds DVB-S2X to All Products

[Via Satellite 09-11-2014] Newtec has created a full portfolio of Digital Video Broadcasting–Satellite Second Generation X (DVB-S2X) based modulators, modems, demodulators, hubs and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) boards. Through a software upgrade, existing products can now be DVB-S2X enabled. According to Newtec, professional applications can see spectral efficiency gains of up to 50 percent using DVB-S2X. [...]

By | September 11, 2014

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