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SatLink and Telesat team for DVB-S2 link from EMEA to Latin America

Teleport and playout operator SatLink Communications has partnered with satellite operator Telesat to deliver TV programming to Latin America on a new Ku-band MCPC DVB-S2 platform utilising Telesat’s Telstar 12 satellite.

The new service will enable broadcasters to distribute HD and SD channels from EMEA to the Latin American pay TV operators and to North American east coast media ports.

“The launch of this DVB-S2 platform on Telstar 12 is an exciting development for our customers and an example of the types of innovative approaches Telesat is using to serve the Latin American market,” said Nigel Gibson, vice-president international sales for Telesat. “The partnership between SatLink and Telesat offers broadcasters a number of key advantages for delivering SD and HD content to the region’s rapidly growing pay TV markets. We are very pleased to have completed this agreement with SatLink and look forward to establishing our new platform as a premiere solution for Latin America.”