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Jessell | Do Broadcasters Deserve A Bit Of C-Band Gold?

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.

Intelsat, Aldea Join Forces To Deliver Global Satellite And Fiber Video Distribution Network

Intelsat and Aldea Solutions are collaborating to expand satellite and fiber video contribution and distribution networks for media customers globally. This agreement will also leverage both companies’ extensive presence in Latin America. As a means to provide easier access for content programmers to Intelsat’s premier media distribution platforms, Intelsat and Aldea are extending their combined […]

Racing Group Ups Streams From Tough, Remote Locations

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.

Satellite Ops Pitch Plan To Share C-Band

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.

Dejero Completes Major Finance Deal

Dejero, which supplies IP networks for video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has announced “significant” new financing to accelerate its product development and its global expansion into the broadcast and media market. The company said the investment will be used largely to fund development and commercialization of Dejero’s blended connectivity solutions […]

Trinity Broadcasting Renews Intelsat Contract

The religious broadcaster extends its long-term HD and SD North American distribution agreement for another decade.

Q&A WITH BOGDAN FRUSINA

Blending Cellular, Ku Nets Equal Reliability

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.

Intelsat Announces Successful Satellite Launch

Fast-Forward To A 4K UHDTV Future

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.

Intelsat Demos First 4K Satellite Transmission

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.

Intelsat Intros Broadband Satellite Platform

The new Epic platform satellite infrastructure will provide high throughput bandwidth in an open architecture, backward-compatible design. The first two birds are slotted to be in service in 2015 and 2016.  

Intelsat 18 Satellite Launch Successful

Satellite services provider Intelsat S.A., announced today that a Sea Launch AG-provided Land Launch Zenit-3SLB vehicle successfully launched the Intelsat 18 satellite from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan. Built by Orbital Sciences Corp., the satellite will provide capacity to enable enhanced DTH coverage and network services capabilities via Ku-band and C-band platforms. Once operational in […]