New Generation of Satellite-delivered Broadcast and Broadband Services

Eutelsat Stand D59 at IBC 2011 in hall 1
(PresseBox) (Cologne, ) Among the highlights are new very flexible SNG services provided in Ka-band via Europes first High Throughput Satellite. With KA-SAT satellite newsgathering is set to achieve new levels of efficiency and flexibility with an IP-based service called 'NewsSpotter', that will be unveiled at IBC with a live daily demonstration. As a complement to traditional SNG services in C and Ku-bands, 'NewsSpotter' will enable broadcasters and news agencies to deliver more from the field at low cost, further diversifying live news reporting. The 'NewsSpotter' service will use extremely light and compact Ka-band terminals. The fully-motorised and auto-aligning equipment will be transportable in a suitcase or installed on very small vehicles. Delivering up to 20 Mbps on the uplink, ample for SNG, and up to 50 Mbps on the downlink, it will enable a number of SD or HD feeds to be routed in parallel to multiple IP addresses. From the end of 2011, users will be able to reserve bandwidth online with immediate booking applications or on a pre-planned basis for a guaranteed reservation. An SNG vehicle equipped to show the benefits of 'NewsSpotter' will be located in front of hall 1 area OE 112. Live demonstrations will take place during the show, including three daily performances at 10.30am, 2.30pm and 4pm.

In advance of the upcoming launch of satellite-delivered VoD, Eutelsat will also showcase new solutions at IBC designed to complement the linear offer of channels broadcast in the FRANSAT platform. FRANSAT broadcasts DTT channels via the ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 3 satellite to homes in France located beyond range of terrestrial DTT reception.


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Thomas Fuchs
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