MX1, the technical services subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES, has joined forces with German video distribution solutions provider Smart Mobile Labs (SML) to bundle satellite and LTE technology.
Technical services provider MX1 has expanded its partnership with ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion following the conclusion of a new framework agreement.
The leading global satellite operators Intelsat, SES and Eutelsat have aligned on a market-based proposal for the future use of the lower C-band spectrum in the US.
The new R&S PKU amplifier from German technology group Rohde & Schwarz was used for the uplink signal transmission during the first broadcast of an 8K TV signal by Astra satellite operator SES.
SES transmits TV channels to 2.7 million TV homes in Uganda according to its Satellite Monitor study, which was conducted for the first time in the country.
Yol TV, a Turkish-language channel based in Germany, has started broadcasting on the Astra satellite at 19.2 degrees East.
The industry may only now be rolling out 4K broadcasts in time for the World Cup, but attendees of the annual SES Industry Days conference will see a demonstration of 8K picture quality.
SES Networks’ business gave the satellite operator an additional push in the first three month’s of the year.
SES has significantly increased its technical reach in Nigeria to over 11 million TV homes in 2017, up from 3 million in 2015, according to Satellite Monitor.
SES has expanded its technical reach in Ghana and now serves four million TV homes, compared to two million in 2015, according to the Satellite Monitor study commissioned by SES.