Motorola has been selected to provide the satellite transmission equipment, including compression systems and multiplexors, to enable Fox to transition all its satellite programme distribution to 100 percent HD delivery. The move which will enable Fox viewers to benefit from the clarity of HD content on the company's broadcast network, national cable channels, regional sports networks, Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. The migration to Motorola technology will be rolled out in early 2009.
The transition to all-HD distribution will enable Fox to significantly streamline its distribution infrastructure as it moves from the current mix of SD and HD environments and diverse, multi-vendor technology platforms to a common all HD Motorola architecture. The need for parallel SD storage and distribution will be eliminated since Motorola radios will support the real time conversion of the HD content to the SD format.