As owners of earth stations, broadcasters may be able to cut themselves in for a portion of the billions that satellite operators hope to get from the sale of some of their C-band spectrum to 5G wireless carriers. But I’d rather see the taxpayers get the excess proceeds.
The World Racing Group wanted to stream more events live, but with fiber connectivity rare and cellular connections not always reliable at the remote venues where many races take place, producers feared reliability would be an issue. They eliminated it with a Dejero solution that enabled them to double the number of races streamed live.
SES has accepted the merits of an Intelsat/Intel suggestion to the FCC that satellite’s valuable C-band frequencies can be shared with telcos in city areas to help boost 5G coverage. SES will join a consortium with Intelsat which is open to all satellite operators. The move, if accepted by the FCC, could prove to be extremely valuable for SES and Intelsat. The two dominate the supply of satellite capacity over the US.
The religious broadcaster extends its long-term HD and SD North American distribution agreement for another decade.
IP newsgathering specialist Dejero and global satellite service provider Intelsat have partnered to offer the TV industry a new service that blends Ku-band satellite and cellular network bandwidth into a one-button-push service for IP news contribution from the field. Dejero founder Bogdan Frusina explains why the service is necessary, how existing Ka-band users can get on board, what Intelsat brings to the party and how the new service will add another option to relieve network congestion at big events like political conventions.
Since it was first announced, 4K utra high-definition television (4K UHDTV) has been met with both excitement and skepticism within and outside of the media industry. According to new research from Intelsat, a leading provider of satellite services, 4K UHDTV will be mainstream within 10 years.
The company’s Galaxy 13 satellite delivered a 4:2:2 10-bit, 4K signal at 60 frames per second to Turner Broadcasting’s facility in Atlanta.