Tata Sky Selects Broadcom for Ultra HD Set Top Boxes

[Via Satellite 07-28-2014] Tata Sky has opted for Broadcom’s BCM7252 High-Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) H.265 system-on-chip (SoC) for Ultra-HD capable Set-Top-Boxes (STBs) in India. According to Broadcom, the SoC reduces video bandwidth use by 50 percent. In collaboration with Technicolor, Tata Sky plans to mass-deploy Ultra-HD STBs throughout India in 2015. Broadcom’s SoC enables 4K [...]

By | July 28, 2014

SES Africa Astra

SES, CWG Launch Nigeria’s First FTA Digital TV Platform

[Via Satellite 07-24-2014] SES, in partnership with Computer Warehouse Group (CWG), is launching the first Free-to-Air (FTA) digital TV platform in Nigeria. The Direct-to-Home (DTH) service will use SES’ Astra 2F satellite located at 28.2 degrees East to broadcast channels throughout West Africa. CWG is handling the teleport services for the new platform, which is [...]

By | July 24, 2014

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Videocon d2h Selects Broadcom to Boost HD Services

[Via Satellite 07-21-2014] Indian Direct-to-Home satellite service provider Videocon d2h has chosen Broadcom’s integrated satellite Set-Top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) device to increase its High Definition (HD) television services. Videocon d2h is installing the Broadcom BCM7358 HD satellite STB SoCs in the company’s universal serial bus (USB) digital video recorder (DVR) for recording content at [...]

By | July 21, 2014

Eutelsat 70B Asia

Eutelsat Wins Two New Customers on Eutelsat 70B

[Via Satellite 07-16-2014] Eutelsat has signed new customers Newslux and Altice Group’s MCS TV on the Eutelsat 70B satellite. The agreement is a gateway to the Southeast Asian market for major television channels, i24News and MCS International. Through Eutelsat 70B, the two channels are uplinked from a digital platform in Italy and broadcast to cable [...]

By | July 16, 2014

ABS Arabsat MENA

Arabsat signs Multi-Transponder Deal on Upcoming ABS 3A Satellite

[Via Satellite 07-15-2014] Arabsat has entered a strategic commercial agreement with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) for the lifetime use of a multi-Ku-band transponder payload on ABS 3A. ABS plans to launch the satellite, carrying a total of up to 48 Ku- and C-band transponders, either late this year or early next year. For ABS, the [...]

By | July 15, 2014

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Hispasat Serves as Technology Sponsor for Summer Courses in Madrid

[Via Satellite 07-15-2014] Hispasat is working with Spain’s Complutense University of Madrid to provide a satellite link for summer classes. The Complutense University’s production house (UCMTV) is using the Hispasat 1D satellite at 30 degrees west to transmit television signals to the Euroforum Infantes, the location for summer classes. News services and television programs can [...]

By | July 15, 2014

4K World Cup

EBU Conducts Ultra-HD World Cup Broadcast With NovelSat Gear

[Via Satellite 07-14-2014] The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) used NovelSat’s satellite modulators to broadcast three World Cup matches in Ultra-HD, including the Final game between Germany and Argentina. For all 64 games, the EBU used NovelSat NS100 Modulators for HD distribution, and then used the same equipment for Ultra-HD transmission. The NovelSat equipment incorporates the [...]

By | July 14, 2014

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Global Invacom Releases New FibreIRS Mark 3 GTUs and SwitchBlade Fibre-Multi-Switch Products

[Via Satellite 07-03-2014] Global Invacom has released a new range of programmable FibreIRS Mark 3 Gateway Termination Units (GTUs) and SwitchBlade fibre-multi-switch products. The new products are based on the Romeo and Juliet chip-set. Global Invacom’s FibreIRS architecture and products are designed for customers seeking to distribute satellite TV services in hotels, enterprises and Multi-Dwelling [...]

By | July 3, 2014

FIFA World Cup

Sagemcom Selects Broadcom Decoder and SoCs for Ultra-HD World Cup Broadcast

  [Via Satellite 07-02-2014] Sagemcom has chosen Broadcom’s BCM7445 video decoder and BCM7252 System-on-a-Chip (SoCs) to broadcast select 2014 World Cup events live in Ultra High Definition (Ultra-HD). According to Broadcom, its Ultra-HD video decoders, using High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), reduce bandwidth usage by 50 percent. Using the BCM7445 decoder and BCM7252 SoC, Sagemcom [...]

By | July 2, 2014

Global Invacom Releases New Chip Set for Satellite TV

[Via Satellite 07-01-2014] Global Invacom announced the availability of the Romeo and Juliet chip set for distributing satellite TV services over fiber to hotels, enterprise and residential Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs). Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) can develop their own FibreIRS compatible products using one programmable design. “Opening up the global FibreIRS market to all OEMs is [...]

By | July 1, 2014

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