Bogdan Frusina, Founder, Dejero. Photo: Dejero.

Dejero Exec on Intelsat Partnership to Better Serve Broadcasters

Dejero has formed a partnership with Intelsat to offer a new blended cellular and satellite service that enables live newsgathering in both remote and overcrowded locations. According to Dejero founder Bogdan Frusina, the CellSat service combines cellular connectivity from multiple network carriers with Intelsat Ku-band IP capacity to ensure broadcasters can maintain live television coverage […]

By | August 25, 2017

Globecast's new UHD-capable SNG equipment for 4K live transmission via AsiaSat 5. Photo: Globecast.

Globecast Broadcasts 4K Feeds for 29th Summer Universiade Taipei 2017

Globecast has been chosen to broadcast the opening and closing ceremonies of the 29th Summer Universiade Taipei 2017, held in Taipei, Taiwan. The signals, being broadcast in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) format, are available in Asia via AsiaSat 5, Europe via Eutelsat, and North and South America via Intelsat […]

By | August 25, 2017

Rendition of Sky Brasil's new broadcast center. Photo: Sky Brasil.

Harmonic Powers New Broadcast Center for Sky Brasil

Harmonic announced that Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite operator Sky Brasil has deployed a Harmonic software-based video processing solution, Electra X2, to deliver linear High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) channels in its new broadcast center. Harmonic’s scalable headend solution supports encoding in SD and HD formats and MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and High Efficiency Video Coding […]

By | August 23, 2017

Photo: Intelsat.

TV Clube’s HD Channel Moves to New Intelsat Neighborhood

Intelsat announced Brazilian regional television broadcaster TV Clube as the latest television programmer to move its High Definition (HD) channel distribution to Intelsat 14, a new HD video neighborhood expanding Intelsat’s distribution presence in the region. Under a new multi-year agreement, TV Clube will use services on Intelsat 14 to expand its HD presence in […]

By | August 22, 2017

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Eurovision Media Services to Use AsiaSat5 for 2017 Universiade Delivery

Eurovision Media Services will leverage its partnership with Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (AsiaSat) since 1999 and use the AsiaSat 5 satellite to deliver the Taipei 2017 Universiade across the Asia-Pacific region. The 29th Summer Universiade is an international sporting and cultural event staged biennially, with Taipei as this year’s host city between Aug. 19 and […]

By | August 17, 2017

A KSAT antenna in Dubai, UAE. Photo: KSAT.

BS Broadcast to Capitalize on Used Equipment in Middle East

Backed by Broadcast Systems Arabia, BS Broadcast is establishing its business for buying and selling quality-tested used broadcast and satellite equipment in the Middle East, according to the company. Based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to facilitate shipment across the globe, BS Broadcast stated it is keen to engage with TV and radio stations, […]

By | August 16, 2017

Rendition of BSat 4a satellite. Photo: SSL.

SSL-built BSat 4a Satellite Arrives in French Guiana

Space Systems Loral (SSL) has delivered the BSat 4a satellite it designed and built for Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT), a broadcasting satellite operator in Japan, to the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Arianespace will launch the satellite aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle, after which it will provide Direct-to-Home (DTH) television services in […]

By | August 7, 2017

Eutelsat 7A Ku-band Europe downlink coverage. Phto: Eutelsat

Eutelsat Renews Long-Term Video Capacity Agreement with Digiturk

Eutelsat Communications and Digiturk have concluded a multi-year multi-transponder agreement on the Eutelsat 7A satellite, extending a collaboration that began in 2000 with the launch of the Turkish pay-TV platform. Digiturk has confirmed it will use 17 transponders on the Eutelsat 7A satellite to broadcast an array of content that includes the Turkish Football Super […]

By | July 31, 2017

Big Ben and London at night. Photo: Arqiva.

Arqiva Will Broadcast in the UK and Ireland Using Eutelsat Capacity

Arqiva and Eutelsat Communications have announced an agreement that extends their ongoing relationship at the 28 degrees east video neighborhood. The multi-year agreement covering high-power transponders will enable Arqiva to continue providing Direct-to-Home (DTH) television services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. “The far-reaching agreement … guarantees Arqiva long-term visibility on its capacity requirements to […]

By | July 27, 2017

The sun rises over Pha That Luang in Vientiane, Laos. Photo: Flickr, Benh Lieu Song.

Thaicom to Establish Pay-TV Platform in Laos

Thaicom has signed a transponder leasing agreement with MV International Company (MVI), a Thai broadcaster and Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform operator, to establish a pay-TV platform in Laos. Under the multi-year agreement, MVI has signed a contract for Ku-band capacity on the Thaicom 8 satellite. According to Thaicom Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Patompob (Nile) Suwansiri, satellite-enabled […]

By | July 24, 2017

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