ViewSat taps Farncombe for advice

Satellite and transmission services provider ViewSat has appointed consultancy group Farncombe to provide advisory services. Farncombe, which started working with ViewSat in early 2014 to align its business growth plans with operational systems, processes and human resources, said it is providing a range of strategic guidance and implementation recommendations to ensure the service availability of […]

Viewsat reports record MENA growth

Satellite service provider ViewSat reported record growth in the Middle East and Africa last year, doubling its broadcast capacity and channel count thanks to the launch of its second MENA satellite transponder. ViewSat said that it now manages the distribution of over 70 regional channels, with the second transponder expanding its service network and increasing […]

Viewsat targets MENA with second transponder

Satellite service provider ViewSat is doubling its broadcast capacity in the Middle East and North Africa with the launch of its second satellite transponder.  This is positioned in the 7/8 degrees west orbital neighbourhood, with the company also announcing that it has installed a 9m antenna at its UK headquarters to uplink channels in this market. […]

ViewSat chooses Vision247 for web streaming

Video distribution specialist ViewSat has chosen Vision247 to provide web streaming services for its base of TV channels. ViewSat specialises in providing satellite services  for channels targeting sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North Africa. The company will use Vision247 to enable the delivery of these channels by web streaming as well as satellite. […]

ViewSat chooses Harmonic headend

UK satellite service provider ViewSat has installed a digital video headend from Harmonic to deliver DTH services to subscribers in Africa and the Middle East. ViewSat is using Harmonic’s Electra MPEG-2 multichannel encoding and ProStream with ACE real-time stream processing and transcoding platforms. “In deploying a new digital video headend, our goal was to find […]