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JSAT J-league stadium

Sky Perfect JSAT To Launch Dedicated 4K Channels on March 1, 2015

[Via Satellite 09-26-2014] Japan-based Sky Perfect JSAT has set the date for the launch of two Ultra-HD 4K channels on March 1, 2015. The channels will be available on the Sky PerfecTV! premium service. Sky Perfect JSAT plans to broadcast sports, movies, live concerts and other content, including J-league matches on the channels. To view [...]

By | September 26, 2014

IDC Receiver Superflex

IDC Receives US Government Contract for Broadcast Network Equipment

[Via Satellite 09-26-2014] International Datacasting Corporation (IDC) has received a new order from the United States government for assistance expanding its global satellite broadcast network. The company will provide products such as the SuperFlex Pro Data Receiver and the IP Encapsulator 4000 (IPE-4000). The receivers provided by IDC will be used to distribute encrypted data [...]

By | September 26, 2014

Via Satellite Russia - English

Pay TV in Russia: A New Hot Spot for Satellite

Russia is a market where numbers for pay-TV via satellite are exploding and the demand for satellite capacity is on the increase. The question is, however, as Russia becomes more digitally savvy, what is the ceiling for satellite pay-TV, and can the market continue its impressive momentum?   From the likes of Tricolor TV, NTV+, [...]

By | September 25, 2014

Via Satellite Russia - РОССИЯ

Платное ТВ в России: горячая тема для спутников

Показатели российского рынка платного телевещания демонстрируют взрывной рост, при этом увеличиваются и потребности в спутниковой емкости. Но Россия уже набрала немалый опыт в цифровых технологиях, и вопрос заключатся в том, где находится потолок роста рынка платного ТВ и способен ли рынок сохранить существующую впечатляющую динамику?   В России пользователям доступны конкурентные предложения спутниковых платформ платного [...]

By | September 25, 2014

Ultra-HD 4K Television 4KTV

DirecTV to Begin 4K Broadcasts this Year

[Via Satellite 09-18-2014] United States pay-TV giant DirecTV is actively looking into supporting Ultra-HD content in 2014, Michael White, chairman, president and CEO told investors at Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference. Despite being critical of the market potential of Ultra-HD in the past, he said it is a service DirecTV still intends to be ready for [...]

By | September 22, 2014

Asian Games AsiaSat

Globecast, KTsat Choose AsiaSat to Broadcast the 2014 Asian Games

[Via Satellite 09-19-2014] Globecast and KTsat have selected AsiaSat to provide transponder capacity for live coverage of the 2014 Asian Games based in Incheon, South Korea. The operator will provide C-band capacity for television feeds from AsiaSat 4, AsiaSat 5 and AsiaSat 7. Viewers will be able to watch the games on their televisions or [...]

By | September 19, 2014

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

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