LeoSat BV, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit data communications satellites, has signed a Joint Statement with the European Space Agency (ESA) and 15 satellite industry leaders to collaborate on “Satellite for 5G”. Washington-based LeoSat Enterprises was established to leverage the latest developments in satellite communications technologies to develop and launch a new low-earth-orbit satellite constellation which will provide the first commercially available, business grade, extremely high-speed and secure data service worldwide. ESA and the European…
French satellite firm Eutelsat claims sport is propelling the growth of Ultra HD. The company broadcasted the final matches of the Roland-Garros French Open live and in Ultra HD via FRANSAT, Eutelsat’s free-to-view platform for French TV homes. The new initiative, Eutelsat claims, highlights the momentum set by sport and the key role satellites are playing in the emergence of a spectacular viewing format. This new broadcast meets consumer expectation to benefit from the finest image quality, says Eutelsat, particularly…
Thaicom Public Company Limited, a provider of satellite communications services on an end-to-end basis, announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Starcor Media Technologies Limited for the development of an OTT (Over-the-Top) platform in Thailand. The companies have partnered to create value-added services for the next generation OTT platform for enterprise, educational, government and telecom sectors in Thailand. Under the agreement the companies agreed to develop content-rich OTT ecosystem services,…
Thuraya recently worked with service partners, Talia and NBS Maritime, to sponsor and support two climbers - Holly Budge and Dr. Atanas Skatov - in their summit expeditions to Mount Everest. Both Ms. Budge and Dr. Skatov completed their missions successfully and were able to stay connected with wireless data via Thuraya IP+ satellite terminals throughout their steep trek. The first woman to skydive over Everest in 2008, British mountaineer Ms. Budge conquered her latest Himalayan quest on 15th April…
New Zealand has become the latest country to enter the space race, with Silicon Valley-funded company Rocket Lab on May 25 launching its battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket named Electron from the island nation’s remote Mahia Peninsula. Rocket Lab announced on Twitter, “Made it into space. Team delighted.” The aim of Los Angeles and New Zealand-based Rocket Lab is to bring down the expensive logistical barriers of sending satellites into space and enable it to be a more regular occurrence. The…
Axiata Group Berhad (“Axiata”) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Axiata Business Services Sdn Bhd (“Axiata Business Services’) announced it has signed a four-year, multi-transponder contract for leased capacity and teleport services with IPSTAR International Pte Limited (“IPSTAR”), a subsidiary of Thaicom Public Company Limited (“Thaicom”). The partners inked the deal for Axiata Business Services to purchase the remaining capacity on IPSTAR over Indonesia to deliver Axiata’s operating company, PT XL Axiata Tbk (“XL”), over 1 Gbps High Throughput Satellite (HTS)…
H.264/MPEG4 encoding technology leader Telairity announced that Bahrain-based satellite service provider NOORSAT has deployed multiple Telairity BE8200 and BE8740 multi-channel HD encoders to meet their rapidly growing demand for HD channels. Established in 2004, NOORSAT is one of the most prominent satellite service providers in the Arab World, transmitting over 350 TV and radio channels to over 50 million TV homes. The company provides effective solutions for large and small broadcasters at competitive prices via its extensive satellite capacity and…
UAE-based Yahlive, the satellite broadcasting company, announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with the Committee for Television and Radio under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan to broadcast six Tajikistan government-run channels across its East Beam covering the Middle East and South West Asia. This latest tie-up will see the addition of six popular Tajik-language channels covering news and entertainment including Tojikiston, Safina, Bahoriston, Jahonnamo, Sinamo and TV Varzish. Commenting on the recent signing, Sami Boustany, CEO…
Satellite giant SES and the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs announced that they have extended a contract to maintain and support SATMED, an e-health satellite platform, until 2020. Under the new contract, SES will continue to develop the SATMED platform and its medical applications, support the platform’s data-hosting facility, and provide full user support with single point of contact. The agreement also includes the extension of the service to support new medical tools, as well as the provision…
Luxembourg-based satellite company SES announced new satellite capacity deals with Gogo, a provider of in-flight broadband Internet service for commercial and business aircraft, to meet the growing demand for high-speed in-flight connectivity services on travel routes over the US and Canada. The new contracts with Gogo include capacity on 12 additional Ku-band transponders, as well as supporting ground infrastructure. With these latest agreements, Gogo has now signed important capacity deals across 11 SES satellites around the world, including significant long-term…
Virgin Australia has announced a partnership with leading in-flight connectivity provider Gogo and Australia’s leading satellite provider Optus to provide customers with in-flight Wi-Fi on domestic and international services. From April, the airline will commence a three month customer testing period of Gogo’s 2Ku technology on a single Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Customers will have a chance to give their feedback on the service before a full installation across Virgin Australia’s fleet of Boeing 737-800, Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft.…

STC and Net Insight rollout live HD TV broadcast network

Written on Thursday, 23 March 2017 08:31
Swedish media transport and resource scheduling firm Net Insight announced the ongoing implementation of a future-proof high capacity nationwide broadcast media network for Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC) on March 20. Advanced Communication and Electronics Systems (ACES), Net Insight’s Saudi Arabian partner, is deploying the network for TV and radio broadcast media contribution and distribution for the Saudi Broadcasting Corporation (SBC). The network from Net Insight will utilize STC’s underlying Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) infrastructure and effectively provide a modern broadcast…
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