SatLink and Telesat partner on DVB-S2 platform
August 20, 2012
SatLink Communications, a teleport and HD Playout Centre, has announced a partnership with Telesat, the global satellite services operator, to deliver TV programming to Latin America on a new Ku-band MCPC DVB-S2 platform utilising Telesat’s Telstar 12 satellite. This new service will provide international broadcasters the means to cost effectively distribute HD & SD channels from EMEA directly to the growing Latin American Pay TV market and to North American East Coast media ports.
Located at 15 degrees West, Telstar 12 is one of the most sought after satellites for connecting Europe and the Middle East to the Americas. It supports Latin American Pay TV platforms and also carries local and international TV channels directly to broadcast markets in the Americas. The new DVB-S2 platform offers powerful wide beam coverage to Latin America and the East Coast of North America enabling a cost-effective solution for video contribution to these regions.