Satellite Deals Of The Day
- Content security solutions supplier Irdeto Access is teaming with IPricot to offer a high-performance security router to deliver multimedia content over satellite IP-DVB networks. To do so, IPricot embedded Irdeto’s content-security technology for IP broadband into its latest IPR-S500 family. The router receivers (IRDs) reportedly can deliver any media streaming application over IP securely, including content delivery, distance learning and business TV. Irdeto also won a contract with Dutch cable operator Casema to supply Conditional Access and other services. Casema serves approximately 1.4 million households in the Netherlands.
- Globecomm Systems Inc. [GCOM] was awarded a multi-year Chinese ethnic-broadcasting services contract worth about $3.4 million from Atlanta DTH Inc. Under terms of the contract, Globecomm will provide broadcast services to Atlanta DTH for the distribution of seven Chinese ethnic-broadcasting channels into Europe and South Africa using the DTH video-distribution platform on the Telstar 12 satellite.
- SES Astra, a SES Global company, garnered what it called a “major” two-transponder contract with the U.K.’s Channel 4. SES said Channel 4 will use the capacity for a variety of its digital programming as well as an extensive range of associated interactive-television applications. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.