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Satellite Broadcast Sector Set for Rebound in 2011

The consensus among broadcast vendors at the 2011 NAB show was that this is a buyer’s year, driven by a multi-screen-savvy customer base and a recovering consumer economy. This year’s show also represented an enthusiastic turnaround from 2010 for satellite broadcast companies, and I must say that I was excited by the plethora of new […]

By | April 19, 2011

Nevion Looks to New IP Technology to Realize Broadcast Sector Potential in 2011

Video transport solutions provider Nevion is on track to produce double-digit revenue growth in 2011, driven by an expanding interest in its portfolio of video-over-IP products. Nevion CEO Oddbjørn Bergem told Via Satellite that this expansion also would be seen in its presence with satellite customers.     With pay-TV operators and broadcasters looking at multi-faceted […]

By | April 19, 2011

Arqiva to Launch Shared Multiplex Service on AMC-10

Arqiva will launch a DVB-S2, MPEG-4 shared multiplex satellite platform from its Los Angeles teleport, enabling broadcasters and cable programmers access to 100 percent of U.S. cable headends, the company announced April 11.      The platform will be available via SES World Skies’ AMC-10 satellite located at 135 degrees West and will be powered by […]

By | April 19, 2011

RRsat Launches Platform on Hispasat 1E

RRsat Global Communications Network has implemented its new multi-carrier per-channel platform on Hispasat’s 1E satellite at 30 degrees West, RRsat announced April 7.     The platform will cater specifically to Latin America, using the downlink, uplink, space segment and playout services from RRsat’s playout center in Hawley, Pa. RRsat will broadcast content in SD, HD, […]

By | April 19, 2011

Spacecom Leases Amos Capacity to Bosnian Broadcaster

Amos satellite fleet operator Spacecom has leased capacity at 4 degrees West to Bosnian broadcaster Mreza Plus TV, Spacecom announced.     Amos satellites will distribute Mreza Plus’ news and entertainment channel programming throughout Bosnia for five years. Spacecom secured the contract through its regional representative, Masterline.     “We chose Amos because of their service and […]

By | April 19, 2011

Ericsson Releases MPEG-4 Voyager 2 SNG Solution

Ericsson has unveiled its Voyager 2 scalable satellite newsgathering product to meet growing consumer demand for HD news services, the company announced.    Voyager 2, Ericsson’s fifth-generation DSNG product, is built upon a hot-swappable 1RU chassis with color input confidence monitoring and features MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:2 encoding with 10-bit precision at up to 1080p50/60 resolutions […]

By | April 19, 2011

Hoje Telecom Selects Advantech Wireless for VSAT Upgrade

Advantech Wireless signed a contract with Hoje Telecom of Brazil to provide a VSAT upgrade hub, RF equipment and more than 1,000 remote terminals, Advantech announced April 13.     By 2014, Internet penetration in Brazil is expected to increase by 79 percent from 200 levels. By implementing this network, Hoje Telecom expects to leverage this […]

By | April 19, 2011

Foxtel Turns to Hollywood Content Partnership for Australian Market Boost

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel hopes its slew of new Hollywood studio contracts to bring movies to Foxtel subscribers in a similar timeframe with DVD releases will help the company recover from the Australian market’s 2010 slowdown.     With selected titles on Foxtel’s existing PPV movie service and its new broadband-connected Foxtel On Demand Internet television […]

By | April 14, 2011

Workflow Systems Make Huge Splash at NAB

Some people in the broadcasting sector thought the migration to digital would make managing workflows easier. Others, like resource management software developers, knew they had a brand new growth market on their hands. While the broadcast industry’s production processes are being revamped in the digital video world, distribution is becoming increasingly complex.     In today’s […]

By | April 14, 2011

GlobeCast Signs Five-Year Distribution Deal with Eutelsat

GlobeCast concluded a five-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for a third transponder on the Eurobird 9A satellite, Globecast announced April 11.      Eurobird 9A was chosen for its potential to reach more than 5 million DTH and cable homes. The satellite’s proximity to Eutelsat’s HOT BIRD video neighborhood at its 13 degrees east orbital location […]

By | April 14, 2011

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