Newtec and Arabsat expand partnership

Satellite equipment specialist Newtec and Middle East satellite operator Arabsat have signed a new multi-million Euro contract, expanding their long-term partnership. The new agreement will enable the launch of new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services in the Middle East and Africa, including Enterprise and VNO services, IP Trunking and mobile backhaul for 3G and 4G […]

M7 Group taps Newtec for DVB-S2X

Pay 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 […]

Telekom Austria partners with Newtec for EUMETCast upgrade

Telekom Austria Group has partnered with satellite design, development and manufacturing expert Newtec after EUMETSAT ordered an upgrade of EUMETCast. EUMETCast is the dissemination mechanism for the near real-time delivery of satellite data and products, and the first phases of the project will make an additional 18 MHz of satellite bandwidth available on Eutelsat 10A, […]

Intelsat launches IP distribution platform

Intelsat has launched a next-generation, IP content distribution platform and managed service called IntelsatOne Prism.  Announcing the introduction, Intelsat said that IntelsatOne Prism is designed to help media companies meet the demands of a “TV everywhere and increasingly over-the-top (OTT) society.” IntelsatOne Prism is designed to allow media customers to conduct multiple content transmissions via […]

EBU taps Newtec for pan-European news exchange

The European Broadcasting Union has signed a contract to deploy technology provider Newtec’s satellite broadcast solutions as part of its pan-European news exchange network. Newtec’s new Multiservice Broadcast system solution will be developed in partnership with the Eurovision network engineering teams and implemented to upgrade part of the network. “We are pleased to partner with […]

Newtec names Berretta to advisory committee

Satellite equipment supplier Newtec has named former Eutelsat CEO Giuliano Berretta as an external member of its strategic committee. The committee advises the Newtec board of directors with company policy and strategy. Berretta is the third external member, with Brigitte Boone, formerly the CEO of the merchant banking division of Fortis Bank, and Martin de […]

Sky Italia uses Newtec Equalink as part of patented transmission system

Italian DTH platform Sky Italia is using Newtec’s Equalink DVB-S/S2 pre-distortion solution in connection with its transmission solution, already filed as patent. According to Newtech, the installation has resulted in a 10% performance increase, equating to an additional two channels on each of its 23 transponders. Italy-based Communication Video Engineering supported Sky Italia in implementing […]

Al Jazeera Sports chooses Newtec

Broadcaster Al Jazeera Sports Channels will use technology from satellite communication specialist Newtec and the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) to receive its multimedia content. Aljazeera has invested in several Multimedia Exchange Network over Satellite (MENOS) TV interactive terminals from Newtec. The technology will be used to receive TV and data from key sporting events. […]