Media & Broadcasting

Introduction

Radio and television broadcasting companies and private network operators offering e-learning services need to broadcast their programs across the entire African continent. They seek a reliable way to send the signal at an affordable price.

The SatADSL multicast solution for streaming audio and video includes the following:

  • MULTICASTING: simultaneous streaming of a bundle of audio or video channels to a group of satellite terminals, with bit rates ranging from a few Kbps to 20 Mbps. Multicast communication can be implemented next to standard SatADSL Internet services without any interference.
  • COST: group communication allows for sending information in a single transmission, regardless of the number of satellite terminals. This cuts the satellite costs significantly.
  • FAST INSTALLATION: all necessary equipment is available in stock and delivered within weeks.
  • EASY TO USE: very easy to implement and to use.
  • RELIABILITY: exceptional reliability, thanks to the use of Adaptive Modulation and Coding (AMC) technology mitigating the effect of weather conditions (rain fade).
  • MANAGEMENT: the two-way satellite terminals allow for monitoring the entire multicast service. This includes comprehensive real-time visibility on all satellite connections for the operator of the network.

Applications

Radio

Challenge

Radio broadcasting companies use FM transmitters scattered over a vast region across Africa to broadcast their programs. They seek a reliable way to send the signal to each repeater (the device that receives and regenerates the signal) at an affordable price.

Solution

Radio broadcasting companies have a choice from a host of possible technical solutions ranging from optical fiber to microwave or satellite links. However, the latter remains the easiest, least expensive, and fastest to implement. Multicast technology allows SatADSL to design a custom-made service for radio broadcasting companies who want to stream their programs to a vast region.

Implementing a multicast network is rather straightforward: you need to install a standard satellite terminal with a parabolic dish antenna of 1 meter diameter and connect it to an MP3 stream decoder with the analog output reserved for the FM transmitter. Once the stream is routed to Brussels (over an optical fiber or a satellite link), SatADSL provides satellite streaming.

Television

Challenge

Television broadcasting companies use transmitters scattered over a vast region across Africa to broadcast their programs. They seek a reliable way to send the signal to each repeater (the device that receives and regenerates the signal) at an affordable price.

Solution

SatADSL offers television broadcasting companies an IP solution (IPTV, webcast).

Digital terrestrial television (DTT) transmitters within the SatADSL satellite coverage area only need a single satellite hop, allowing for direct program transmission from the production center to these transmitters.

E-learning

SatADSL designed an innovative, personalized, reliable, and affordable solution for e-learning applications in remote and rural areas. This advanced and proven technology offers schools or health centers a valuable tool for pedagogical development. SatADSL can implement a range of solutions responding to the specific needs of each client. The SatADSL e-learning solution allows for high-quality video streaming, real-time interactivity, interactive chat rooms, and reliable interconnections.

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