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July 1st, 2015

Summer Courses In Spain Linked Via HISPASAT 1D

[SatNews] This year, the Spanish satellite and telecommunications operator HISPASAT will once again be the technology sponsor of the 2015 Summer Courses, starting on June 29th and lasting until July 24th in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, organized by the Complutense University of Madrid.

Since the courses began, HISPASAT has worked together with the Complutense University, providing the technology solution that allows them to transmit television signals over a satellite link located in the Euroforum Infantes, where the Summer Courses are held. The link will be able to 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).

Artistic rendition of the HISPASAT 1D satellite.

Image is courtesy of HISPASAT.

HISPASAT is making this link through 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 Mb/s, and a bandwidth of 4 MHz. As for the transmitting ground station being used, the link has a 1.2 m diameter antenna, as well as a 4 W BUC amplification system, an LNB receiving system, a DVB-S MODEM modulation system, and an MPEG-2 video encoding system. HISPASAT guarantees all technical maintenance of the satellite link over the entire duration of the courses. Through its satellite fleet, HISPASAT continues to be a perfect technology partner for the spread of knowledge, facilitating information access for as far as the coverage of its satellites will reach.

Ignacio Sanchis, business director at HISPASAT, will deliver the closing ceremony for the course “Television in the new era” and will hand out diplomas to participants. The closing ceremony will be held this coming July 10th at 12:00 p.m. “Television in the new era” is directed by journalists Antonio San José and José Manuel Carcasés and will analyse the new television formats with journalists, executives from different networks, and other experts in the field.