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M7 Group taps Newtec for DVB-S2X

M7GroupPay TV operator M7 Group has tapped satellite technology outfit Newtec to provide broadcast equipment for its new European Direct-to-Home (DTH) transmission sites.

M7 will use Newtec’s MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway, which supports the latest DVB-S2X standard, as well as Newtec’s own efficiency improvement technologies.

M7’s adoption of the technology will enable it to add more channels on the same satellite transponders it currently occupies, according to Newtec.

Viewers receiving content via Media Broadcast Satellite GmbH’s uplink in Usingen, Germany, will benefit from the new platform which is due to be installed later this year.

The deployment of the MCX7000s strengthens the long-standing partnership between Newtec and the M7 Group, which previously also upgraded its installed base with several Newtec M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulators including the Newtec Equalink pre-distortion technology and Clean Channel Technology.

“Newtec’s broadcast equipment has provided us with a proven reliable and cost-effective solution for our network,” said Ron Paans, Technical Director at M7 Group. “We operate a number of brands across Europe so it is crucial we deliver uninterrupted content to viewers in high quality and we are confident the Newtec MCX7000 will enable us to do this, while also bringing important bandwidth savings without impacting quality.”

Newtec’s regional sales director, Europe, Thomas Eggenweiler said: “M7 Group has been a long-standing partner for Newtec, always working with us at the forefront of innovation to deliver high-quality content services to their customers. By choosing the Newtec Satcom technology, the M7 Group can be confident that it has a solution which will not only meet its needs today but also in the future.”

Newtec will exhibit at ANGA COM in Hall 7 stand C70