Broadcasting

Shinji Takada JSAT

Sky Perfect JSAT Studying Early 4K Channels Before Deciding to add More

[Via Satellite 04-01-2015] One month ago Sky Perfect JSAT launched its first two dedicated 4K Ultra-HD channels on its JCSAT 3A and JCSAT 4B satellites. Shinji Takada, president of SKY Perfect JSAT, told Via Satellite that the success of these two channels will guide the decision-making process on whether or not to add more. “We [...]

By | April 1, 2015

BBC

BBC World News Launches in HD with SES

[Via Satellite 04-01-2015] BBC Global News announced a long-term agreement with SES to broadcast its international news channel in High Definition (HD) on Astra at 19.2 degrees east. SES will broadcast the Free-to-Air (FTA) channel — an HD version of BBC World News in English — from its Betzdorf, Luxembourg headquarters. “We know from our [...]

By | April 1, 2015

SkyVision teleport coverage

SkyVision Adds Satellite Broadcast and Engineering Solutions

[Via Satellite 04-01-2015] Driven by the growth of Direct-to-Home (DTH), Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), and Over-The-Top (OTT) video in the Middle East and Africa, SkyVision Global Networks has started offering broadcast services and engineering solutions to its product portfolio. The company will use its global Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network and teleport network to deliver [...]

By | April 1, 2015

Eutelsat Africa Pay-TV

Eutelsat Gains Multi-Year Africa Pay-TV Customer

[Via Satellite 03-30-2015] Strong Media SAL-Off-Shore (SMO), a digital television receiver equipment specialist, has entered a new multi-year agreement with Eutelsat to launch pay-TV services in Sub-Saharan Africa. The company leased capacity on the Eutelsat 16A satellite in order to launch a variety of channels in English, French and Arabic. SMO owns operations for distribution, [...]

By | March 30, 2015

RR Play RR Media

RR Media Exec: Russia’s Economic Crisis Not Stalling Digital Media Evolution

[Via Satellite 03-27-2015] RR Media launched a new office in Russia approximately 18 months ago, comfortably ahead of the nation’s recent economic downturn. The sliding ruble has strained markets, but RR Media executives say the trend toward higher quality video and broadcast capability continues to remain strong in the country. “It is very strange. The [...]

By | March 27, 2015

RR Media Digital

RR Media Boasts End-to-End 4K Capabilities

[Via Satellite 03-25-2015] RR Media has expanded its 4K capabilities to cover the complete content lifecycle from creation all the way to consumption. The company will cover the full gamut of services including preparation, creation of content and optimizing delivery. RR Media currently distributes 4K channels for France TV and the Explorer Network using its [...]

By | March 25, 2015

Skype Inmarsat Quicklink

Quicklink Skype Solution Approved on Inmarsat Network

[Via Satellite 03-23-2015] Inmarsat has certified and approved Quicklink Video Distribution Services’ solution for converting Skype calls into a professional quality video/audio signal, Quicklink TX. Through Inmarsat’s Certified Applications Program (CAP), the solution is now permitted to run over the company’s Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN). Quicklink TX is a fully integrated hardware and software solution [...]

By | March 23, 2015

MTN Spark Maratime Cruise TV Cellular

MTN Unveils High-Definition TV for the Maritime Market

[Via Satellite 3-17-2015] MTN Communications announced the launch of its High-Definition (HD) live television service at sea, MTN Worldwide TV HD (MTN-TV HD). This service launch starts with IMG’s Sport 24 Channel in HD. The first-ever 24/7 sports channel designed for the maritime market, it is the most watched sports channel onboard MTN-TV customer vessels. [...]

By | March 17, 2015

Azercosmos

Intelsat and Azercosmos Play Up Strengths in New Partnership

[Via Satellite 03-13-2015] Intelsat and Azercosmos, the national satellite operator of Azerbaijan, have teamed to deliver a new telecommunications satellite at 45 degrees east. With both companies bringing resources to the mix for the design, manufacture and operational phases of development for the Azerspace 2/Intelsat 38 satellite, the two operators — one a veteran and [...]

By | March 13, 2015

SES NSS 6 satellite’s ku-band spot beam over the Middle East

SkyStream Ups Capacity on SES to Serve Middle East Oil and Gas Customers

[Via Satellite 03-12-2015] SkyStream has renewed capacity on SES‘s NSS 6 satellite and has taken on additional capacity on SES’s NSS 12 satellite to deploy VSAT networks across the Middle East. SkyStream will use the Ku-band capacity on NSS 6 at 95 degrees east and NSS 12 at 57 degrees east to serve the maritime [...]

By | March 12, 2015

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