Hispasat explores 4K with High TV 3D following carriage deal

3D channel High TV 3D has begun broadcasting on the Hispasat satellite platform at 30° West. Hispasat will broadcast High TV 3D across Europe from its Hispasat 1E satellite in partnership with media services provider Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales. Hispasat said it and High TV 3D are also exploring opportunities to distribute 4K TV content. Hispasat […]

Hispasat and Astrium develop active Ku-band antenna

Satellite operator Hispasat and manufacturer Astrium have teamed up to develop what they say is Europe’s first actie Ku-band antenna. According to Hispasat, the antenna will enable the Hispasat AG1 satellite to change coverage in orbit to adapt more efficiently to customers’ needs. Hispasat AG1 is the first mission of the Small GEO platform, developed […]

Hispasat eyes 4K channel launch

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat plans to launch a 4K channel that will allow the industry to broadcast in the ultra high-definition standard.  The firm said it will soon formally announce the commissioning of the channel, in its latest show of support for the ultra HD technology. The news came as Hispasat signed an agreement with […]

Hispasat and LG to promote ultra-HD

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has agreed a deal with LG Espana to promote the “development, knowledge and expansion” of ultra HD television. “The marketplace trends show that the short-term future of household television and cinema contents around the world are heading towards the 4K quality resolution emissions,” said Hispasat. Last week the firm said, following […]

Telefonica closes Hispasat sale

Telefonica has completed its sale of Spanish satellite operator Hispasat by selling its remaining stake in the business to Eutelsat for €56 million.  The move comes after Telefonica sold just over half of its holding in Hispasat, 23,343 shares, to Abertis Telecom for €68 million in January. At the same time it agreed to offload […]

Hispasat completes IP device delivery over satellite trial

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat says it has successfully completed a three-year project to test the distribution of satellite-delivered content to IP-connected devices around the home from a single receiver. The Saturno project, which started in 2010, was carried out with Spanish companies Blusens Broadcom, Gradient, Iecisa, Ikusi and Promax, and centered on the distribution of […]

Hispasat to deliver digital cinema

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat, the Madrid Callao cinema, post-production specialist Deluxe Spain, technology giant Ericsson and system integrator  have come together to distribute films to cinemas across the country via satellite.   Films will be distributed over the Hispasat 1E satellite. The group estimates that they will be able to distribute 20,000 film copies and […]

Hispasat posts solid revenue growth

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat saw revenues pass the €200 million mark in 2012, a 6.85% increase on the previous year. Hispasat posted revenues of €200.3 million and consolidated EBITDA of €161.1 million, up 4.15%. The company said it made a record investment of €168.2 million over the year. Carlos Espinós, CEO, said, “The results for […]

Hispasat tests NovelSat system

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has carried out a series of tests with satellite modulation specialist NovelSat’s equipment that provided throughput of 5Mbps per MHz under various stress scenarios. The tests were carried out at the Hispasat Group’s satellite control centre in Arganda del Rey, Madrid, via the Hispasat 1E and 1C satellites.  The tests produced […]

Hispasat tests service compatible MVC 3D with Jedi

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has carried out the world’s first demonstration of the Jedi TV channel in 3D using the MVC (Multiview Video Coding) format. This second-generation 3D format makes it possible to transmit the same content in HD and 3D using the same signal. Current 3D broadcasting uses the frame compatible system that requires […]