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April 2nd, 2012

NovelSat Ltd... Major Modulation Move (SatBroadcasting™—Technology)

[SatNews] NovelSat Ltd. (NovelSat) has announced that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the largest association of national broadcasters in the world, has selected...

...NovelSat’s NS3™ satellite modulation technology to distribute news and sports content within its global network. The EBU is using NovelSat’s NS3-powered NS1000 and NS2000 satellite modulators and demodulators to improve bandwidth efficiency and drive down costs. The deployment of NovelSat satellite modulation technology enables the EBU to reduce costs while increasing bandwidth availability and improving fade margins. The NovelSat equipment will be used in the transmission of live pictures of several major 2012 sporting events, including broadcast feeds covering Formula 1, the London Olympics and the UEFA Euro 2012 football championship. The decision to choose NovelSat came after technology analysis and  comparative evaluation of available solutions. The Novelsat equipment backward compatibility with DVB-S2 was considered a definite plus for the transitional period.

"Following extensive testing, we have selected the NovelSat’s solution due to the superior bandwidth efficiency, and all-around performance, notably when modulating large carriers said Paolo Pusterla, Head of Procurement & Partnerships at the EBU. Graham Warren, EBU Director of Network, added, "One critical task in maintaining the EBU’s leading market position is the need to reduce the cost of services provided over the EBU network. Our users’ demand for higher bandwidth is always increasing and the NovelSat solution allows us to substantially increase our payload bandwidth without increasing our satellite resource costs.”