Speaking to Broadband TV News, Jorge Rodriguez López, product strategy/marketing commercial department, said that besides Hispasat 30W-6, which will focus on Europe and have capacity for Latin America, it would soon also be operating Amazonas 5, targeting Latin America, and Hispasat AG1.
Commenting specifically about Hispasat’s involvement at IBC, López added that the company is working in three paradigms. The first is quality, and specifically HD. The operator has noticed the interest in 4k being shown by its customers, who are demoing the format to their clients. Hispasat is also working in HDR and undertaking a demo with the Dolby Vision system.
The second paradigm is multiscreen, from a user’s perspective. Hispasat is working with the Sat IP Alliance, which will have its general assembly today (Sunday, September 11) at IBC.
López added that there are already 80 products, produced by 40 manufacturers, that are compatible with Sat IP.
The third paradigm is IP, and seeing how the whole broadcast industry is evolving through it.
López said the trends will follow the three paradigms in the future, There will certainly be more Ultra HD channels, with some predicting up to 200 by 2020.
He also spoke of the need for standardisation in HDR. Convergence between satellite and IP will come, with satellite’s role remaining vital.