The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) and service provider Romantis Brazil have started broadcasting the TV Difusora channel in the state of Maranhão in northeastern Brazil.
TV broadcasting in the urban and rural areas of the state, which has a population of over three million, is delivered via the Express-AM8 satellite, located at 14 degrees West, the westernmost orbital position of the RSCC constellation. A state-of-the-art monitoring centre, built by Romantis and RSCC specialists in the city of Uberlandia, is used to ensure reliable broadcasting in remote and hard-to-reach areas of the state.
Commenting on the development, Gilberto Fagundes, director of technology and production at TV Difusora, said: “tests of our television distribution network have been carried out in the interior of Maranhão via the Express-AM8 satellite, demonstrating high quality and excellent performance. We work together with Brazilian Television System, a major Brazilian television network, to provide satellite broadcasting in the state of Maranhão, which in terms of size can rival many countries, and this puts additional responsibility on us when selecting a satellite. We have made sure that the Express-AM8 delivers excellent results, and we are glad”.
Alexey Volin, RSCC general director, added “We have entered the Brazilian television market for the first time, having signed a contract with one of the largest national television companies. I am sure that our contacts will expand. Indeed, today we provide services to national TV channels on four continents – Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, offering advanced and reliable technological solutions to make high-quality TV picture available to viewers in any locality, regardless of its distance”.