Covering the Pan American Games

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Televisa are using SES’ "occasional use’ satellite capacity to enable the contribution and distribution of the 2011 Pan American Games taking place in Guadalajara, Mexico where over 6,000 athletes from 42 nations are competing.

Hi-tech RWC broadcast

By the conclusion of the IRB Rugby World Cup (RWC), which runs in New Zealand until 23 October, South African pay-TV broadcaster SuperSport will have put 185 hours of live games and magazine shows on air.

Fashion One expands coverage in Europe

GlobeCast has contracted with leading fashion broadcaster Fashion One TV to bring Fashion One to millions of new homes across Europe and Northern Africa via its capacity on the Astra satellite at 19.2ºE.

Fibre network and “black box’

Two divisions of Telemedia were represented at Mediatech Africa. The Services division incorporates the rental of studios / playout centres, professional micro-wave links, satellite connectivity and a new fibre network which is being installed in the Johannesburg area.

Drain modulation tech in new transmitter

Thomson Broadcast has announced the Futhura Plus ultra-efficient, high-power television transmitter.

Satellite broadband in Central and West Africa

SES S.A. has entered into an agreement with Sea&Space Exploration for the distribution of SES’ proven satellite broadband service ASTRA2Connect in 20 countries in Central and West Africa.

New DTH line-up in East Africa

Global satellite operator SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) has joined forces with Kenyan television and broadband operator Wananchi to launch a new Direct-to-Home (DTH) line-up called Zuku TV in East Africa. Zuku TV is East Africa’s newest and most exciting pay TV offering, set to provide affordable and quality TV options to the mass market in Africa.

West Africa’s satellite broadband experience boosted

Ghana-based triple-play solutions provider K-NET is using Newtec's Sat3Play® to extend the reach of broadband services throughout West Africa.

Satellite links to Africa get a boost

Orange, the key brand of France Telecom, is uprating its IP services over satellite to the African continent with Newtec Elevation modems and FlexACM® technology.

Brazil determined to have its digital technology in Africa

You have to give the Brazilian government 10 out of 10 for perseverance.
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