Italy prepares for satellite and terrestrial upgrades

Italian free-to-view satellite platform Tivùsat has begun a publicity campaign to inform viewers of the forthcoming upgrade of the platform to the DVB-S2 standard. Tivùsat’s free-to-air channels will transition to DVB-S2 to enable viewing in HD and the SD versions of the channels will be shut down. The campaign to let users know about the […]

Med-1 TV HD on Arabsat

Pan-Arab news, current affairs and sport channel Med-1 TV HD has joined satellite operator Arabsat’s new DVB-S2 platform. Morocco-based Medi 1 TV broadcasts standard newscasts as well as talk-shows and documentaries, and is rated among the top Pan-Arab stations in North Africa. Tangier-based Medi-1 launched in 2006 under the name Medi-1 Sat, originally as a […]

Arabsat launches DVB-S2 platform

Satellite operator Arabsat has officially launched its new free-to-air DVB-S2 platform. The operators said its new platform would carry a number of premium HD channels free-to-air across the Middle East, North Afria and Europe via the BADR-4 satellite at 26° East. Recent sign-ups to the platform include French international broadcaster TV5 Monde, which is using […]

TV5 Monde channels launch on Arabsat in DVB-S2

French international broadcaster TV5 Monde has begun broadcasting TV5 Monde Maghreb Orient HD and TV5 Monde Style HD on the newly launched Arabsat free-to-air DVB-S2 platform. The new Arabsat platform broadcasts premium HD international channels free-to-air across the Middle East and North Africa via Arabsat BADR-4 at the operator’s 26° East hotspot. Arabsat said that […]

Strong to showcase range of set-top boxes

Strong will showcase its latest range of Strong and Thomson set-top boxes (STBs) as well as its new product category of streaming devices.  The company will present a variety of digital DVB-T2, DVB-T and DVB-S2 receivers that have been developed for and are distributed in different countries. Visitors will see new DVB-C HD receivers for […]

United Group upgrading to MPEG-4, DVB-S2 with Eutelsat

United Group, the Western Balkans-based cable and satellite service provider that operates the Total TV pay TV service, has extended its long-term agreement for capacity on the Eutelsat 16A satellite. Total TV serves a base of about 1.5 million subscribers in Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Macedonia. In addition to securing capacity […]

DVB highlights HEVC and DVB-S2 developments

The DVB has used its presence at IBC to provide an update on work currently underway related to HEVC for both HD and UHDTV, as well as to summarise developments of extensions to the DVB-S2 satellite broadcast standard for certain applications. At the show, the DVB is demonstrating HEVC alongside its DVB-S2 enhancements, allowing four […]

Work Microwave to present satcom products

Germany-based Work Microwave will present a range of satellite communications products at ANGA COM that are designed to alleviate bandwidth issues and improve signal quality.  Key products on show will be Work Microwave’s DVB-S2 Broadcast Modulator, its DVB-S2 IP-Modem SK-IP and Fixed Frequency Block Converter Series. The DVB-S2 Broadcast Modulator is designed to help operators […]

SatLink launches DVB-S2 platform on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird

SatLink Communications has launched a new DVB-S2 platform on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite.  The platform offers powerful wide beam coverage to Europe and the Middle East, and will support the delivery of HD and SD channels to European cable, satellite and pay TV platforms. The Hotbird DVB-S2 platform will be located at 13.0° degrees East […]

Media Broadcast launches DVB-S2 platform with Astra

European broadcast services provider Media Broadcast has launched a DVB-S2 transmission platform on the Astra 3B satellite, located at 23.5° East. The company said it was targeting markets in central and eastern Europe, with a focus on the Czech Republic and Slovakia, via the satellite’s Europe Wide Beam. The first programmes to be broadcast on […]