Big growth in satellite broadcasting predicted


Speaking at a Newtec-hosted seminar in Miami last week, Susan Irwin, President of Euroconsult USA, predicted robust growth in emerging markets for satellite broadcasting in the next decade.

“By 2019 we expect an additional 10,000 television channels will be delivered via satellite, largely thanks to growth in HD and additional DTH platforms,” said Irwin during her presentation to the industry experts. “Digital TV will continue to grow and there will be a need for affordable offerings and low cost business models, especially in emerging markets where there is significant growth potential.”

During the seminar, Newtec, a global leader in broadcast and telecoms solutions for the satellite industry, presented alongside other experts on a variety of subjects focused on keeping satellite services profitable, ranging from telecoms and IP trunking to business decision-making in the broadcast industry.

Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec, said the company hosted the two-day event to share best practices and to help in their efforts to develop technologies and products that make a real difference in the way broadcasters, telecom companies, ISPs and others use satellite communications.

“This is the fourth in a series of successful seminars. We were presenting new technologies developed by Newtec but delegates did not experience a sales pitch or an advanced technical training course,” Van Herck said. “Our intention has been to explain how technologies have helped other customers to increase their business and reduce their costs. This has, for the last 25 years, been Newtec’s main objective.”

In addition to Euroconsult; WTA, Intelsat, GlobeCast, TV2GO, Northern Sky Research, and the Kativik Regional Government were among the organisations that made presentations.

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