Hellas Sat has chosen solutions from Newtec for a new multi-million euro DTH earth station it is constructing in Cyprus.
The station will broadcast up to 70 TV channels, 10% of which will be in HD. Most of the content will be received via different Television Receive-Only satellite dishes (TVROs) and all content will be transcoded and re-multiplexed into different bouquets, which are then uplinked via Arabsat’s BADR satellites.
According to Christodoulos Protopappas, Hellas Sat’s CEO, “At Hellas Sat, we are committed to offering complementary, reliable and supreme quality satellite services to our shareholder’s customers, establishing our teleport in Cyprus as one of the major centres for aggregation and distribution of TV content in the Middle East.
“With Newtec as a long term partner and now taking the lead building our new earth station, we are confident to offer even better services in the future. Thanks to the advanced capabilities of Newtec’s M6100 modulator, we will benefit from unprecedented bandwidth and efficiency optimization options, thereby lowering our OPEX and allowing us to deliver a reliable, high-quality and competitive service.”
Serge Van Herck, CEO at Newtec, added, “We are proud to be selected by Hellas Sat to provide a turnkey solution for its new earth station. By combining our expertise with the capabilities of our business partner network, we are confident to provide a cost-effective, high-performance solution.
“Not only does the M6100 meet Hellas Sat’s needs today but, thanks to its support of DVB-S2X, it also supports potential future requirements, like the launch of 4K and HTS satellites.”
The earth station is expected to be live by this November.