Thaicom and SLNTV Ink Global Distribution Deal

[Via Satellite 04-28-2016] Thaicom has entered into a multi-year agreement with Somaliland National Television (SLNTV), Somaliland’s national broadcaster. Under the terms of the agreement, Thaicom will provide SLNTV with C-band capacity on the Thaicom 5 satellite and a complete end-to-end solution that includes the design, installation and commissioning of the uplink facility. The satellite operator’s [...]

By | April 28, 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Eurovision Signs SES Capacity Deal for Rio 2016 Olympics

[Via Satellite 04-28-2016] SES has signed a capacity agreement with Eurovision to broadcast the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics to sports fans around the world. As part of the agreement, Eurovision will lease several transponders on the NSS-806 satellite between July and August 2016 to enable broadcasters across the globe to provide extensive coverage of [...]

By | April 28, 2016

ABS Broadcast Arianespace

Trace Urban Expands Distribution on ABS 2

[Via Satellite 04-27-2015] ABS and Trace announced an agreement to broadcast the Trace Urban international music channel via ABS 2’s global C-band beam across the Asia Pacific region. The channel, which features popular urban music genres such as R&B, hip-hop, dance, and rhythmic pop, will debut on May 1. Trace Urban is available in 130 [...]

By | April 27, 2016

Eutelsat Wiztivi

Eutelsat, Wiztivi Launch App for FTA Hot Bird Viewers

[Via Satellite 04-27-2016] Eutelsat and multiscreen TV solutions expert Wiztivi are unveiling, a smart Electronic Program Guide (EPG) for tablets and smartphones, at the TV Connect show in London. The application addresses the 66 million homes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East equipped for Direct-to-Home (DTH) reception of Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellites, [...]

By | April 27, 2016

RTL International

Global Eagle to Broadcast German TV Channel Aboard Cruise Ships

[Via Satellite 04-26-2016] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has signed an exclusive agreement with German television programming company RTL International to provide a new German Premium TV channel to cruise ships around the world. The company will deliver RTL’s TV channel to 27 cruise lines and more than 130 ships serving about 10 million passengers a year. In [...]

By | April 26, 2016

Safia Rana ViewSat

ViewSat Exec Explains Confidence in African DTH Market

[Via Satellite 04-22-2016] Despite challenges with current economic conditions, Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite service provider ViewSat is adding roughly half a dozen new channels a month from broadcasters in Africa. The company, based in the United Kingdom, is focused heavily on emerging markets and remains confident in their long term potential. Safia Rana, commercial director at [...]

By | April 22, 2016

IBM Cloud Video to Power Comic-Con HQ

OTT Players Debate What it Takes to be Successful

[Via Satellite 04-21-2016] Leaders in the Over-the-Top (OTT) video market agreed at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., that though nonlinear media has exploded in popularity, making a profitable business model is still a hefty challenge. Speaking at the conference’s “To Stream or Not Stream: What Content Owners Should Consider When Going OTT” on [...]

By | April 21, 2016

HBO Selects Arris International Transcoder Satellite Receiver

[Via Satellite 04-20-1016] HBO has selected Arris International’s DSR-7400 series transcoder satellite receiver to support the optimization of its current MPEG 2 and 4 distribution platforms as well as prepare for future content distribution with High Efficiency Video Codec HEVC compression and Digital Video Broadcasting-Satellite Second Generation X (DVB-S2X) advanced modulation technologies. The Arris DSR-7400 [...]

By | April 21, 2016


OSN Not Worried about OTT, Prepping for Satellite 4K Broadcasts

[Via Satellite 04-20-2016] OSN, the Middle East Direct-to-Home (DTH) television provider, believes it will keep a strong position in the pay-TV market despite the entrance of Netflix and similar services. Mark Billinge, OSN CTO, believes these new digital players are not having much of an impact on OSN. Speaking to Via Satellite, he claimed OSN’s [...]

By | April 20, 2016

Sony 4K Ultra-HD Camera

Ultra-HD Forum Issues First Industry Guidelines

[Via Satellite 04-20-2016] The Ultra-HD Forum, a global organization defining industry best practices for technologies to enable Ultra-HD, has released its first phase of industry guidelines on end-to-end workflows for creating and delivering live and pre-recorded Ultra-HD content. This first release of the guidelines lets the Ultra-HD Forum’s growing membership of 46 organizations target deployments [...]

By | April 20, 2016

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