Sematron Avanti Broadcast

Avanti Awarded Long Term Contract from Sematron, Will Support Broadcast with Ka-band

[Via Satellite 05-25-2016] Avanti Communications has entered a new, long-term contract with Sematron. Based in the United Kingdom and operating globally, Sematron is a content delivery company specializing in IP connectivity, video broadcast and distribution. With access to dedicated capacity across the entire Avanti Hylas fleet of satellites, Sematron will provide a major U.K. national [...]

By | May 25, 2016

iN DEMAND sports center

SES Gets Contract Renewal from iN Demand for HD Sports Broadcasts

[Via Satellite 05-25-2016] SES customer iN Demand has renewed a capacity agreement to continue the delivery of its High-Definition (HD) professional sports packages and Pay-Per-View (PPV) events to cable audiences across the Americas. iN Demand delivers content via PPV, Video On Demand (VOD) and digital platforms. The company has retained two C-band transponders on the [...]

By | May 25, 2016

SES Vivicast Media

SES Inks Capacity Deal in Philippines, Forms JV in Ghana

[Via Satellite 05-24-2016] SES has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with Sky Cable, the largest cable television provider in the Philippines. Additionally the company announced it has formed a joint venture with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company K-NET in Ghana for a new broadcast platform with its subsidiary SES Platform Services (SES PS). In [...]

By | May 24, 2016

ONT Eutelsat Tunisia

Tunisia’s ONT Strengthens Agreement with Eutelsat

[Via Satellite 05-24-2016] The Tunisian broadcasting corporation ONT has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat to broadcast its new subscription-free TV platform across North and West Africa. The company is consolidating around 10 Tunisian channels in a single package on Eutelsat 7 A West, located at the 7/8 degrees west orbital slot. The spacecraft’s footprint [...]

By | May 24, 2016

A MEO advertisement for   4K on a Samsung TV. Photo: Portugal Telecom

Hispasat, Portugal Telecom to Broadcast Key Soccer Matches in 4K

[Via Satellite 05-18-2016] Hispasat has reached an agreement with Portugal Telecom‘s MEO television platform to broadcast the Champions League Final in 4K format on the Sport TV channel as well as eight of the most important matches of the UEFA Euro 2016 on the RTP 4K channel. The first match to be broadcast in Ultra [...]

By | May 18, 2016

4KUniverse AsiaSat

AsiaSat to Broadcast 4KUniverse on AsiaSat 4

[Via Satellite 05-17-2016] 4KUniverse, a new general entertainment Ultra-HD channel, will be available on AsiaSat’s “4K-Sat” Ultra-HD channel by mid-May on the AsiaSat 4 satellite. The channel features movies, TV series, documentaries and live sports filmed in 4K resolution. 4KUniverse is one of the first premium general entertainment 4K TV channels available to the global [...]

By | May 17, 2016

Ishak World Media International WMI

Battle Against Pirated Content is Improving, Says WMI Exec

[Via Satellite 05-13-2016] Australia is likely to see a real breakthrough in the fight against pirated content by year’s end, according to World Media International (WMI) Managing Director Tony Ishak. Exacerbated by the Internet-based nonlinear content distribution such as Over-the-Top (OTT), piracy is a major concern to broadcasters and pay-TV providers. WMI has been working [...]

By | May 13, 2016

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SES to Transmit MTG Ultra-HD Sports Channel in the Nordics

[Via Satellite 05-13-2016] MTG’s pay-TV operator Viasat has entered an agreement with SES to use capacity on its SES 5 satellite for the company’s first Ultra-HD channel. The channel, called Viasat Ultra-HD will broadcast a number of sport events, including selected live champions league matches, and other content from MTG’s portfolio, specially produced in Ultra-HD. [...]

By | May 13, 2016

SES Satellite Operations Center

SES and CCNL Propel Digital Switchover in Nigeria

[Via Satellite 05-12-2016] SES has signed a multi-year agreement with Cable Channels Nigeria Ltd. (CCNL) to provide a video platform from its 28.2 degrees east orbital position for the provision of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and Direct to Home (DTH) broadcast platforms in Nigeria. CCNL, a Nigeria National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) licensed company, is the [...]

By | May 12, 2016

ABS 3A Boeing

Eurovision Taps ABS for Capacity on ABS 3A Satellite

[Via Satellite 05-11-2016] Eurovision, the television service of the European Broadcasting Union, signed a capacity agreement for a multi-transponder, multi-year deal on ABS 3A, the latest addition to the ABS fleet. With the new capacity, Eurovision will be able to reach customers in 56 countries across Europe and beyond. Distribution of content will include live [...]

By | May 11, 2016

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