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Work Microwave Introduces New DVB-S2 Digital Filter

Work Microwave has unveiled a new digital filter with a roll-off factor of 5 percent as part of its DVB-S2 modem and modulator portfolio.    Work Microwave said the filter aims to allow corporate network and Internet service providers, government networks and satellite operators to maximize the bandwidth of their DVB-S2 networks and more efficiently […]

By | September 9, 2012

The Convergence of the FSS and MSS Sectors Continues

It wasn’t that long ago that FSS and MSS operators pretty much lived in separate worlds and both were happy with their roles in the satellite eco-system. However, over the last year, things have begun to change with FSS operators looking to play a much more expanded in role markets such as in-flight connectivity and […]

By | September 9, 2012

Discovery Executive Cautious about International OTT Deals

Discovery Networks International will take a cautious approach to doing OTT deals internationally compared to what it has done in the United States. Mark Hollinger, president and CEO, Discovery Networks International told IBC E-Daily that it was unlikely to use the same approach that it has in its home market.    “We have only had experience […]

By | September 9, 2012

SES Ka-band Broadband Service Coming in November

SES will launch its Ka-band SES Broadband satellite service in November, pending the launch and beginning of operations of its Astra 2F satellite, the operator confirmed Sept. 6.    Astra 2F is currently scheduled for launch on Sept. 21 and will be located at the 28.2 degrees East orbital slot. The service will offer download […]

By | September 9, 2012

Avanti Unveils Hylas-Powered SNG Offering

Avanti Communications has launched a new satellite newsgathering (SNG) product that utilizes Ka-band capacity from the operator’s Hylas satellites providing coverage across the EMEA region, Avanti announced Sept. 7.    Avanti COO Matthew O’Connor said the key to ensuring take-up of the SNG product was to advertise its flexibility to allow broadcasters to buy bandwidth […]

By | September 8, 2012

SES Demonstrates Ultra HD Satellite Transmission

European operator SES has collaborated with Sony to demonstrate a live satellite transmission of 4K Ultra HD content played out in Quad Full HD format and encoded in the H.264 standard, SES announced Sept. 7.    The signal was uplinked from SES in Betzdorf/Luxembourg via a transponder on the Astra 3B satellite located at the […]

By | September 8, 2012

Intelsat Wins In-Flight Ku-band Capacity Deal with Gogo

Intelsat has reached an agreement with Gogo to provide broadband satellite capacity that will support its in-flight connectivity and digital entertainment solutions, the FSS operator announced Sept. 7.    Gogo signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract to use Ku-band satellite capacity on Intelsat 19, Intelsat 21, Intelsat 22 and Intelsat 27. Gogo will use the capacity […]

By | September 8, 2012

MTN, Jetstream Partner to Launch Maritime HD Streaming Video Service

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) has partnered with maritime media delivery and communications company Jetstream to launch Jetstream HD, a high-definition streaming content solution powered by MTN VSAT connections, the companies confirmed Sept. 4.    MTN said the partnership would enable its yacht customers to view content in HD on their televisions and mobile devices. Customers […]

By | September 8, 2012

Spacecom Inks Magyar Telekom to Long-Term Amos Capacity Deal

Amos satellite fleet operator Spacecom has signed a follow-on, long-term capacity contract with Hungarian company Magyar Telekom, which is worth up to $7 million, Spacecom announced Sept. 4.    Magyar Telekom, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, will use the Spacecom capacity at 4 degrees West to dedicate more bandwidth to its T-Home SatTV DTH service […]

By | September 8, 2012

Has Ultra HD’s Time Truly Come?

Today at IBC, SES CCO Ferdinand Kayser mentioned Ultra HD in an SES presentation and then again in discussions with FIFA TV executive Niclas Ericson, during which he did not rule out the possibility of Ultra HD broadcasts for the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil. There is certainly a great deal of excitement […]

By | September 8, 2012

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