Hot Topics on Broadcasting- June Edition

By | July 6, 2011

Today, we collect the hot topics on broadcasting in the past month.  Now let’s go explore what happen in broadcasting world.

News 1: RRSat Launches 24-Hours HD Sports Channel on Galaxy 23

RRsat Global Communications Network has launched Fight Now TV, a 24-hour HD sports channel on EchoStar’s Ku-band payload on the Galaxy 23 satellite, RRsat announced June 28. Fight Now TV uses RRsat’s RRstream

News 2: Worldwide DTH Revenues to Surpass Cable Revenues by 2016

DTH revenues will skyrocket past the sector’s 2010 $71 billion mark to reach $86 billion in 2016 and command nearly half of global pay TV revenues, according to a study issued June 27 by Digital TV Research.

News 3: SES World Skies to Distribute ESPN Brazil HD Sports Content

SES World Skies has signed a new capacity deal with ESPN Brazil to deliver HD sports content to homes across the region, the operator announced June 24. ESPN Brazil will utilize 18MHz of C-band capacity on SES World Skies’ NSS-806 satellite to

News 4?Germany’s N24 News Channel Gets HD Satellite Treatment via SES Astra

German news channel N24 will be available exclusively on HD Plus and via SES Astra satellite service starting July 1, following an agreement signed between the three companies, N24 announced June 15.

News 5: EchoStar Releases Three New Enhanced IP-Enabled Set-Top Boxes

EchoStar Technologies launched three new HD set-top boxes designed to enable mid-sized and independent cable operators to deliver enhanced, interactive video applications, the company announced June 14. EchoStar’s HC-620DRS, HC-410D and HX-410 set-top boxes.

News 6: Vislink Introduces Advent FLA-120 Flyaway Antenna

Vislink is launching its new Advent FLA-120 Flyaway satellite antenna designed for rapid deployment, the company announced June 16. Vislink is targeting the FLA-120..

News 7: TBS Technologies Releases TBS 6984 & TBS 6925

TBS Technologies Releases the new products on June 9th. TBS 6984 quad tuner offers 4* DVB s2 transponders in particular for IPTV provider. Four channels can be received at the same time from up to four different satellites. TBS 6925 is professional card for data reception. The key feature is to receiver DVB s2 32 APSK , ACM, CCM,VCAM model. These would be preferred by satellite data download providers.