[Via Satellite 09-16-2015] Hellas Sat, a subsidiary of Arabsat, has selected Newtec to power a new multimillion euro Direct-to-Home (DTH) Earth station. Located in Cyprus, the Earth station will broadcast up to 70 TV channels, 10 percent of which will be delivered in High Definition (HD).
Newtec will be the prime contractor, designer and integrator of the entire DTH Earth station. The company will also provide its Newtec M6100 broadcast satellite modulators among other Newtec equipment, Ericsson TV encoding and multiplexing equipment, two 7.6m antennas, and an umbrella network management system.
“Not only does the M6100 meet Hellas Sat’s needs today but, thanks to its support of [Extended Second Generation Digital Video Broadcast-Satellite] DVB-S2X, it also supports potential future requirements, like the launch of 4K and HTS satellites,” said Serge Van Herck, CEO at Newtec.
Most of the content will be received via different Television Receive-Only (TVROs) satellite dishes and all content will be transcoded and re-multiplexed into different bouquets, which are then uplinked via Arabsat’s BADR satellites. The Earth station is expected to be live by November 2015.
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