Current Satellite News
September 12th, 2010
Permira + Asia Broadcast Satellite... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] A company backed by the Permira funds, along with the Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) management team, has reached an agreement to acquire Kingsbridge Limited, the holding company for ABS, one of the fastest growing premium satellite operators in the world.
SatNews' Hello And Handshakes At IBC 2010...
Many friendships were renewed at IBC 2010 and we have a glimpse of a few of these meetings as follows...
Arianespace... Me, Too, For Metop-C (Launch)
[SatNews] The European meteorological satellite organization EUMETSAT has selected Arianespace to launch its new satellite, Metop-C.
SpaceX + Astrium... Falcon Finds European Possibilities (Launch Services)
[SatNews] Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Astrium have engaged in a commercial agreement to provide dedicated launch services to the European institutional small satellite market.
Eutelsat... @ IBC2010 With Their SatShow...
[SatNews] Eutelsat is displaying a variety of digital solutions for broadcast and Internet markets at this years IBC in Amsterdam.
KVH... Creative Caring (SATCOM)
[SatNews] KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:KVHI) now offers a service designed especially for customers aboard commercial vessels the GlobalCare Premium Support Program for TracPhone(r) V7.
SES WORLD SKIES And SSVC A Real Brit Boost For Troops In The Boonies
[SatNets] A good morale boost, no doubt, as SES WORLD SKIES, dedicated to keeping armed forces connected, announced that the Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC) has extended agreements to deliver television and radio programming to British troops around the world.
Uplogix + Tec-Nor... Cementing In Connectivity (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Tec-Nor, a data and communications systems integrator headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, has deployed Uplogix appliances in VSAT applications for the oil & gas industry.
iDirect... Another Earth Hub... (SATCOM)
iDirect, Inc. (iDirect) has revealed that Cobbett Hill Earth station, an independent UK-based teleport operator offering a complete range of satellite communications services for business and government customers, is expanding its satellite infrastructure with the purchase of a third iDirect Evolution hub.
Comtech Telecommunications... A Blue Force To Be Reckoned With... (MILCOM)
Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., has received orders totaling $24.9 million under its existing $384.0 million BFT contract with the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command.
Harmonic... VOD Is A Big 'yes'
[SatBroadcasting] The yes DBS Satellite Services has deployed Harmonics MediaPrism(tm) converged video suite as part of its recently launched video on demand (VOD) service, delivered to subscribers over-the-top (OTT) via a broadband Internet connection to the STB.
TSF Still Calling In Pakistan Reconnecting Families (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Reports from Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) in north western KPK Province and southern Sindh Province indicate that their calling operations are continuing.
Newtec At IBC2010... Broadcasters Migrate And Converge
[SatBroadcasting] Newtec is promoting its DualFlow technology in Europe at IBC2010 by facilitating day-to-day contributions, DSNG and distribution operations.
SES ASTRA And Digitaria Reveal Newtec's Sat3Play® Brings On Energy
[SatNews] SES ASTRA and Italian integrator Digitaria are creating a nationwide energy monitoring system using Newtecs Sat3Play® technology for connecting remote sites.
SatBroadcasting Info For Broadcasting + Related Industries...
Advanced Digital BroadcastAn Awarding Day ... Arqiva + Empire CinemasDigital Entertainments ... EricssonFine Tuning FTA ... GlobecastEcosystem Enthusiasm ... Miranda TechnologiesReleasing Router ... SIS LIVE iDirectSNG Support ...
SES ASTRA Broadens Broadband To Biggest Service in Europe
[SatNews] SES ASTRA (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), announced today that it is expanding its enterprises with a new distribution partner to market its satellite broadband service ASTRA2Connect in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova.
@ IBC2010 ...
... Appear TV With DVB-T/T2 Demo ... Harmonic's Rhozet Is CrossChecked ... Netgem Is Certainly Adapter Friendly ... Signiant's Content Control ... Softel Has Omneon Support ... Wohler + Sky ... Telestream Has Unification On Tap ... Wohler's Monitor Enhancements ...
Hiltron Communications...Turns A Cold Shoulder To Ice, And Offers A Warm Dish
[SatNews] Dr. Michael Schiestl, Hiltron Communication's Managing Director (in the photo at right) is presenting HDCU-E control module, which is a combined ice sensing and dish heating system for use with large satellite antennas.
AMOS...Creates Hot-Spots, No Fire Needed (Sat Launch)
[SatNews] SatNews met with Donna Tal, Director of Marketing Communications at AMOS Spacecom (in photo at right) at IBC2010, and they are busy planning for the AMOS-5 launch in mid-2011.
Glowlink... Complete Commissioning (SATCOM)
[SatNews] Glowlink has announced the industry's first commercially available VSAT terminal commissioning product the VSAT X-Pol Alignment and Commissioning System (VXCS(tm)).
@ IBC2010... Appear TV (SatBroadcasting)
Appear TV launched their new DVB-S/S2 modulator at IBC2010, a product that's designed to modulate SD/HD services on to satellite.
SnapTV... Cruising The World Of IPTV (SatBroadcasting)
[SatNews] SnapTV has supplied The World, the largest private yacht on Earth and the only residential community at sea, with a complete Infotainment system.
Wegener... In The Name Of Unity (Receivers)
[SatBroadcasting)Wegener Corporation (OTCQB: WGNR.PK) has received an order valued at more than $400,000 for Unity 552 satellite media receivers.
@ IBC2010... OmniGlobe Networks
[SatBroadcasting] OmniGlobe Networks EMEA, a supplier of communications equipment and systems for satellite and terrestrial transmissions, and Sat-Comm Ltd. have announced the debut of the Ghazala, a ruggedized, portable Fast News Gathering (FNG) terminal that is pending full MENOS accreditation.
RapidEye... Financially Speaking...
[SatNews] RapidEye has mandated Roland Berger Strategy Consultants to support its effort to raise additional funding for the company.
Secure World Foundation... Security Of The Spatial Kind (Report)
[SatNews] Secure World Foundation is now making available an authoritative report that examines current space security issues.
SatBroadcasting Info For Broadcasting + Related Industries...
| Digital Rapids' Wades Into A New Stream | Encompass Digital Media's New Veep | Entropic Communications Stacking DBS | Harris Communications @ IBC2010 | Juniper Networks' Switching Success | Miranda + OmniBus' Permanent Partnership | Optus + GlobeCast Australia Have Politics In Common |
Arqiva + Thomson... Exciter Moments (DVB-T2)
[SatBroadcasting] Arqiva, a communications infrastructure and media services company, has selected Thomson Broadcast (formerly the transmission division of Grass Valley) for the high-power sites of its new DVB-T2 network for terrestrial HD services in the United Kingdom.
Adtec Brings Hi-Def To IBC (SatBroadcasting)
[SatBroadcasting] Adtec Digital has more than 24 years of industry experience, and provides hardware and software solutions for contribution, distribution, studio, commercial insertion and professional video playback applications.
@ IBC2010 ... ioko + Samsung Have Plans
ioko (stand 1.A50) has teamed up with Samsung to further accelerate the development of direct-to-TV applications for Samsung TVs.
@IBC2010... Nagravision Nabs Kudos
Nagravision's Nagra Media PRM (Persistent Rights Management) won the CSI Awards "Best Content Protection Technology" category.
@ IBC2010... Envivio Reveals All For One + One For All
[SatNews] Envivio announced at IBC2010 that a new firmware upgrade for its 4Caster C4 family of Three Screen video encoders brings to market a unified, broadcast-quality, video processing platform with built-in support for all leading IPTV, Mobile and Internet TV video formats.
@ IBC2010... Streambox + AJA Newsgathering Nuance
[SatNews] Streambox, at Stand 7.J49, announced they have integrated the Streambox(r) ACT-L3(tm) Software Encoder with AJA's Io Express portable audio and video I/O interface.
@ IBC2010... SENCORE Believes In Video Compliance
[SatNews] SENCORE has debuted a new features that make its CMA 1820 compressed media analyzer the industry's first total solution for encoding compliance testing of video content for broadcast and Internet streaming.
@ IBC2010... Utah Scientific Is Patently Proud
[SatNews] Utah Scientific announced the company has been awarded a U.S. patent on its UTAH-400 iP router, which gives broadcasters real-time, on-the-fly control of port priority, port speed, and security groups on Ethernet networks.
@ IBC2010... Netgem Is Ranked First
[SatNews] At IBC2010, Netgem announced it has now passed the 3 million set top box (STB) and middleware client milestone.