Broadcasting

Hispasat

Hispasat to Broadcast OUTtv across Europe

[Via Satellite 10-16-2014] OUTtv has selected Spanish satellite operator Hispasat to expand its broadcast range throughout Europe. The channel is currently present in the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden, however demand from television operators in Central and Eastern Europe prompted the need for new delivery methods. OUTtv has since reached broadcast agreements in Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, [...]

By | October 16, 2014

Telemedia GSS Yamal

Telemedia, Gazprom Space Systems Broadcasting Angolan TV Channels

[Via Satellite 10-10-2014] South Africa-based Telemedia and Russia’s Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) have begun broadcasting two television channels for Televisão Publica De Angola (TPA), an Angola government TV organization. The channels, TPA1 and TPA 2, along with select radio channels are being broadcasted using the Yamal 402 southern beam. The new satellite service is also [...]

By | October 10, 2014

One of Toshiba's currently available 65" 4K TVs

ViXS Providing HEVC SoCs to Toshiba for Sky Perfect JSAT’s 4K Service

[Via Satellite 10-09-2014] ViXS Systems reports its XCode 6400 High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) System on a Chip (SoC) is being used in Toshiba’s new Ultra-HD television sets that are being prepared for Sky Perfect JSAT’s 4K broadcasts. The operator, which has a fleet of 16 satellites and approximately 3.5 million subscribers in Japan, has [...]

By | October 9, 2014

Setanta Sports SES

SES to Deliver Setanta Sports HD Channels

[Via Satellite 10-08-2014] International sports broadcaster Setanta Sports has selected the SES’ Astra 5B satellite at the 31.5 degrees east orbital position to broadcast two sports channels in High Definition (HD) to 13 countries in the Central Asian region. The countries served under this partnership will be Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, [...]

By | October 8, 2014

FlexNsert

Club DAB Italia Rolls Out National SFN DAB with 2wcom Technology

[Via Satellite 10-07-2014] Italian network operator Club DAB Italia has rolled out the country’s nationwide Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) service in partnership with 2wcom’s FlexNsert+ and FlexXtract+. The 2wcom technology was deployed to allow the DAB network to be fed with an Ensemble Transport Interface (ETI) stream and distributed over a large geographical area via [...]

By | October 7, 2014

Myanmar

GS Group to Bring Satellite Pay-TV to Myanmar

[Via Satellite 10-06-2014] Following meetings with the Ministry of Communications of Myanmar, GS Group has announced intentions of providing satellite-broadcasting services with a local partner. GS Group participated in the Inter-governmental Russian-Myanmar Commission’s first session in August, where representatives presented on how to facilitate international digital TV broadcasting projects. According to the company, the Myanmar [...]

By | October 6, 2014

Avanti Oscar Pistorius

Avanti, Sematron, BIPS and Reuters Successfully Broadcast Live HD Coverage of Pistorius Trial

[Via Satellite 10-03-2014] A partnership between Avanti Communications, hardware supplier Sematron and Broadcast IP Systems (BIPS), allowed global news agency, Thomson Reuters to successfully broadcast live HD coverage of the entire Oscar Pistorius court trial. Since March, Reuters and its commercial partners have beamed coverage of the high-profile trial in HD to millions of viewers [...]

By | October 3, 2014

JSAT J-league stadium

Sky Perfect JSAT To Launch Dedicated 4K Channels on March 1, 2015

[Via Satellite 09-26-2014] Japan-based Sky Perfect JSAT has set the date for the launch of two Ultra-HD 4K channels on March 1, 2015. The channels will be available on the Sky PerfecTV! premium service. Sky Perfect JSAT plans to broadcast sports, movies, live concerts and other content, including J-league matches on the channels. To view [...]

By | September 26, 2014

IDC Receiver Superflex

IDC Receives US Government Contract for Broadcast Network Equipment

[Via Satellite 09-26-2014] International Datacasting Corporation (IDC) has received a new order from the United States government for assistance expanding its global satellite broadcast network. The company will provide products such as the SuperFlex Pro Data Receiver and the IP Encapsulator 4000 (IPE-4000). The receivers provided by IDC will be used to distribute encrypted data [...]

By | September 26, 2014

Via Satellite Russia - English

Pay TV in Russia: A New Hot Spot for Satellite

Russia is a market where numbers for pay-TV via satellite are exploding and the demand for satellite capacity is on the increase. The question is, however, as Russia becomes more digitally savvy, what is the ceiling for satellite pay-TV, and can the market continue its impressive momentum?   From the likes of Tricolor TV, NTV+, [...]

By | September 25, 2014

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