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July 17th, 2014

HISPASAT—An Educational Link (SatBroadcasting™)

[SatNews] This year, Spanish satellite and telecommunications operator HISPASAT will again be the technology sponsor of the 2014 Summer Courses being held from June 30 to July 25 in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, organized by the Complutense University of Madrid.

Since the beginning of the courses, HISPASAT has been working together with the Complutense University, providing the technology solution enabling them to transmit television signals via a satellite link located in the Euroforum Infantes, where the Summer Courses are held. The link will be used by all news services and television programs wishing to do so, in order to send out the images and news updates on the courses that are prepared and distributed by the Complutense University’s production house (UCMTV). HISPASAT is making the link via satellite Hispasat 1D, located at orbit position 30 degrees West. The video carrier being used has a DVB-S modulation and encoding system, a data rate of 4.6Mb/s, and a bandwidth of 4.5MHz. As for the transmitting ground station being used, the link has a 1.2m diameter antenna, as well as a 4W BUC amplification system, an LNB receiving system, a DVB-S MODEM modulation system, and an MPEG-2 video encoding system. Throughout the duration of the Courses, HISPASAT is guaranteeing the technical maintenance of the satellite link.

The HISPASAT infosite may be reached at http://www.hispasat.es/