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Elemental Enhances its Software Defined Video, Preps for Greater Video Traffic Over IP

[Via Satellite 04-24-2014] Elemental Technologies has upgraded its Software Defined Video (SDV) solutions to run on multiple processing architectures including appliances, blade solutions, virtual machines and the cloud. SDV enables more efficient video streaming — one of the most bandwidth-hungry uses of satellite capacity. Over time the company expects the software approach to become more [...]

By | April 24, 2014

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Kazteleradio Selects Hughes HX System as Terrestrial TV Tower Solution

[Via Satellite 04-24-2014] Kazteleradio has chosen Hughes’ HX System for monitoring and controlling Kazakhstan’s national Second Generation Terrestrial Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB T2) television network. The solution includes more than 800 HX260 mesh terminals, which will provide voice and data connectivity to monitor and control all transmissions. “The Hughes HX solution provides us with satellite [...]

By | April 24, 2014

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PT. Digital Media Asia Begins New Pre-Paid DTH Service Using AsiaSat 5

[Via Satellite 04-23-2014] PT. Digital Media Asia has launched a new prepaid Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite service with AsiaSat. The service, called VIVA+, targets the Indonesian pay-TV market using multiple Ku-band transponders on AsiaSat 5. VIVA+ initially offers two channels in HD and 35 in SD. Nine of these channels have been designated as the “Ultimate [...]

By | April 23, 2014

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Intelsat Sees African Over-Capacity Situation as Temporary

[Via Satellite 04-21-2014] Intelsat remains confident that Africa will become a powerhouse market for satellite services. The company currently has more than 20 in-orbit satellites focusing on the continent and plans to bring more capacity online through the EpicNG satellite Intelsat 33e in 2016. Africa has been a difficult market in the past due to [...]

By | April 21, 2014


Sky Perfect JSAT Orders Two New Satellites from SSL

[Via Satellite 04-18-2014] Sky Perfect JSAT signed an agreement with Space Systems/Loral (SSL) to procure two new satellites: JCSAT 15 and 16. The two satellites will be used for services such as video distribution, data transfer communications and back-up service capabilities in Japan and other areas of the Asia-Pacific region. Both satellites are being built [...]

By | April 18, 2014

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SES Expands Ka-band Services to Europe via Gilat’s SkyEdge 2C Platform

[Via Satellite 04-18-2014] SES Broadband Services (SBBS) plans to expand its consumer Ka-band services to Germany and Italy over the company’s Astra 2E satellite. SBBS’s Internet Service Providers (ISPs) started offering broadband services on Gilat’s SkyEdge 2C platform, offering Voice-over-IP services and providing up to 20Mbps to private households and small businesses in Germany and [...]

By | April 18, 2014

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Broadcom Introduces New 5G Six Stream 802.11ac Platform

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] Broadcom released a six stream 802.11ac MIMO platform for home networks, in effect doubling the Wi-Fi speed compared to MU MIMO routers and gateways. The new platform offers data rates of up to 3.2 Gbps and is designed for data-intensive uses such as high definition streaming. The company’s Intelligent Quality of Service [...]

By | April 17, 2014

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Rai, Eutelsat Collaborate to Screen Ultra-HD Documentary

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] A new documentary shot in Ultra-HD 4K by Rai Strategie and co-produced by Eutelsat had its first screening to media and industry personnel in Rome. The documentary is titled “Roma, Napoli, Venezia…in un Crescendo Rossiniano” and was directed by Lina Wertmüller. Eutelsat plans to broadcast the documentary in High Efficiency Video Coding [...]

By | April 17, 2014

MEASAT-3b shipped to Kourou

Measat 3b Satellite Transported to Launch Base

[Via Satellite 04-16-2014] Airbus has successfully completed the final integration and testing of Measat 3b. The satellite was transported to Kourou, French Guiana for a dual launch with the SSL-built Optus 10 by an Arianespace Ariane 5 launcher. Measat 3b is the 36th  satellite based on the Eurostar E3000, and was designed with 48 Ku-band [...]

By | April 16, 2014


Anomaly Detected in Hispasat’s Amazonas 4A Satellite

[Via Satellite 04-15-2014] An anomaly has been detected in Hispasat’s Amazonas 4A satellite’s performance of its power subsystem. Hispasat and Orbital, the company responsible for constructing the satellite, are looking into the possible causes of the anomaly. Amazonas 4A is secure in its geostationary orbit, in a position where in-orbit tests will be carried out. [...]

By | April 15, 2014