Motorola Provides Digital Satellite Transmission For The Inspiration Networks
Motorola‘s [NYSE: MOT] Broadband Communications Sector was selected by The Inspiration Networks to deploy edgeband digital satellite services. The Inspiration Networks will add two digital television services to the edge of an existing analog video satellite transponder.
Edgeband satellite transmission techniques were developed to allow one or more digital television services to share the same transponder with an existing analog television service. They allow existing analog cable programmers to launch new television programming without the cost of leasing additional transponder space.
The Inspiration Networks, which provides Christian programming, will use Motorola DigiCipher II encoding equipment to create a narrow band digital multiplex of MPEG-2 compressed television services to be introduced to the upper or lower band edge of a 36 MHz satellite transponder. The existing analog television service will remain intact.