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

Azerspace 1 launch

Iveriasat to Broadcast to Europe and Middle East via Azerspace 1 Satellite

[Via Satellite 04-15-2014] Azercosmos, an Azerbaijani satellite operator, has signed an agreement with Iveriasat, a Georgian Direct-to-Home (DTH) operator, for a long-term capacity lease and DTH platform launch on its Azerspace 1 satellite. Once uplinked to the satellite, the DTH platform will broadcast to Georgia, as well as Europe and the Middle East. The platform [...]

By | April 15, 2014

Intelsat 9

MultiChoice to Use Intelsat 904 C-band Capacity to Expand DTT Offerings in Sub-Saharan Africa

[Via Satellite 04-14-2014] MultiChoice, an African Direct-to-Home (DTH) operator, will expand its capacity on Intelsat’s 904 satellite to better reach its Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) offering in Sub-Saharan Africa. The increased capacity will allow MultiChoice to further develop its DTT GOtv product offerings in African countries where it already has a presence, such as Nigeria, [...]

By | April 14, 2014

TracVision M9 on Tanker

KVH to Deliver Coverage of 2014 FIFA World Cup to Maritime Customers

[Via Satellite 04-14-2014] KVH Industries has agreed to partner with IMG Media to deliver video content of this summer’s FIFA World Cup games to maritime customers. The coverage will be delivered via KVH’s satellite network to customers aboard merchant ships, with the exception of passenger vessels, cruise ships and ferries. This year’s tournament will take [...]

By | April 14, 2014


Reuters to Provide Coverage of Oscar Pistorius Trial in South Africa via Avanti

[Via Satellite 04-14-2014] Reuters’ satellite newsgathering teams (SNG) are using Avanti’s Hylas 2 Ka-band satellite to provide coverage of the Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa. The coverage will be broadcasted 24/7 and live. The relationship between Reuters and Avanti is supported by Broadcast IP Systems (BIPS), a specialist supplier of Ka-band connectivity, formed in [...]

By | April 14, 2014

UltraHD 4K

NTT Plala Designates ViXS XCode SoC for Ultra-HD Services

[Via Satellite 04-14-2014] NTT Plala, a major Japanese IPTV service provider, has chosen the ViXS XCode 6400 System on Chip (SoC) to power the company’s new Ultra-HD set-top box (STB). Sumitomo Electric Networks developed the STB, which will launch with the ViXS-powered Sumitomo Stream Cruiser Smart-TV ST4100 Series STB. According to ViXS, the XCode 6400 [...]

By | April 14, 2014

Candice Pascal

KVH Hires Candice Pascal for Entertainment Licensing and Rights Management

[Via Satellite 04-11-2014] KVH has hired Candice Pascal as vice president of content acquisition, who will lead the company in managing commercial maritime distribution rights for its entertainment content. Pascal will be the main role in securing and overseeing rights to studio and independent film and TV content delivered over KVH’s IP-MobileCast delivery service. Pascal [...]

By | April 11, 2014

RGB TransAct Family

Seeafrika Selects RGB TransAct Encoder for OTT Services in Europe

[Via Satellite 04-11-2014] Seeafrika plans to deploy RGB’s TransAct Encoder/Transcoder along with RGB’s TransAct Packager in the delivery of its Over-the-Top (OTT) video services in Europe. Seeafrika intends to deliver 30 broadcast channels to subscribers in the first stages of deployment. Currently, Seeafrika viewers access the service primarily over Android and iOS-based devices. With RGB’s [...]

By | April 11, 2014

Envivio Releases New Family of G5 Appliances

[Via Satellite 04-11-2014] Envivio introduced a new G5 family of Intel-based server appliances. The new G5 series supports Ultra-HD resolution and High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), increases compression density, and is expected to decrease operating expenses for service providers. Operators using the Envivio Muse Live encoders on the G5 platform can distribute up to 100 [...]

By | April 11, 2014

Hispasat Overon CEO NAB 4K

Hispasat Expands 4K Offerings, Preps for More Transatlantic Broadcasts

[Via Satellite 04-10-2014] Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has decided to permanently broadcast a new Free-to-Air (FTA) channel in Ultra-HD, or 4K, across both North and Central America. The decision is part of the company’s goal to bolster its transatlantic coverage. Hispasat has supported an open 4K channel in Europe since September 2013. The new FTA [...]

By | April 10, 2014