German service provider Media Broadcast Satellite supports the recently launched Freenet TV via satellite service on Astra (19.2° East) as part of a far-reaching agreement.
The services provided by Media Broadcast Satellite include the processing and distribution of data and control signals for the reception devices, thereby further expanding the company’s portfolio of professional and highly specialised B2B applications in the broadcast industry.
Media Broadcast Satellite also handles the broadcast of the Freenet TV Connect portal on Astra. The proposition extends Freenet TV with additional channels, apps, on-demand and catch-up services and an electronic programme guide. The associated EPG control signals are also processed and transmitted by Media Broadcast Satellite.
The deployment of all services took place following precise configuration and comprehensive tests in time for the satellite launch of Freenet TV on March 28, 2018. The applications are provided from Media Broadcast Satellite’s teleport in Usingen near Frankfurt/Main which, with DVB-S/S2 platforms, multiplexing, IPTV and managed playout solutions, over 135 antennas and an addressed orbit from 76° East to 60° West, is one of the largest teleports in the world, according to the company.
“As a technical service provider for the broadcast community, we are continuously expanding our portfolio with innovative services for the television of tomorrow,” said Christian Fleischhauer, Managing Director of Media Broadcast Satellite. “We are pleased that, with Freenet TV via Sat, a modern and widely distributed TV offering relies on our solutions for operating the platform.”
With the services for Freenet TV’s DTH platform, Media Broadcast Satellite is expanding its cooperation with the provider. At the Usingen teleport, the company already operates services on the head-end for the digital terrestrial distribution of Freenet TV across Germany.
Through the Usingen teleport, Media Broadcast Satellite not only manages satellite, terrestrial and IPTV platforms. Solutions for the network industry are also provided from the location. Media Broadcast Satellite, for example, transmits the signals of M7 Group to network operators across Germany, Austria and Switzerland from the Usingen teleport.