Eutelsat quality assurance initiative for DVB

Quality assurance of DVB satellite transmissions is to be advanced by Eutelsat Communications, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, in time for the 2012 Olympics. The breakthrough, which was announced at IBC 2011, is part of a global industry-supported initiative that aims to safeguard satellite signal services.

Eutelsat’s continued commitment to quality assurance reflects the growing demand for satellites to distribute TV images to viewers around the world, and the consequent increase of transmission equipment accessing satellite resources on a daily basis. The effort is supported by the global broadcast community, the satellite industry and through three international associations: the World Broadcasting Unions-International Satellite Operations Group (WBU-ISOG), the GVF (Global VSAT Forum) and sIRG (satellite Interference Reduction Group).

Through this new initiative, Carrier Identification will be integrated into transmission parameters for all SNG transmissions and new DVB broadcasts from 30 June 2012. Simple firmware enhancements to existing operational uplink equipment have already been developed by key manufacturers. Carrier Identification will enable Eutelsat to more efficiently identify transmissions to its satellites and accelerate coordination with earth station operators.

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