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SES carries out live Ultra HD football trial

Satellite operator SES carried out a test broadcast of Saturday’s Real Madrid versus Barcelona football match in Ultra High Definition. SES transmitted the Spanish La Liga match via its Astra 1L satellite at 19.2 degrees East in partnership with Movistar+ and other industry partners. “A test live broadcast of a football match in Ultra High […]

SIS Live kicks off Ka-band-based SNG with Astra

Satellite newsgathering specialist SIS Live has taken Ka-band capacity on SES’s Astra 1L satellite at 19.2° East to provide SNG services to UK broadcasters ITN and ITV.  The move means that SIS Live will be the first major SNG organsiation to operate DVB and IP services using Ka-band capacity. “Having been heavily involved with the […]