News | February 11, 2014

ASC Signal Selected By Newtec To Provide Transmit/Receive Satellite Antennas For Pan-European Network

Company to provide systems to support the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) operations

ASC Signal Corporation has been selected by Newtec to provide over 50 satellite antennas across Europe. The antennas will be used to support Newtec’s construction of a new broadcast distribution network for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), as part of an aggressive rollout of new technology expected to be completed later this year.

ASC is providing the network of 3.7-meter, Ku-band antennas for use in transmit and receive operation at the EBU’s affiliate locations. The antennas, which are type approved by Eutelsat for use across its network, are considered a broadcast-standard antenna around the world.

An essential contributor to this contract award was ASC’s ongoing ability to deliver antennas in a very short timeframe, coupled with the ease and speed of installation necessary for these antennas. With thousands of ASC’s 3.7-meter antennas operating efficiently in major broadcast and telecom facilities around the world, the EBU, operator of the world’s largest satellite and fiber live video network, joins a growing list of esteemed customers who have selected ASC for their critical network applications.

“Newtec is one of the best-recognized names in satellite technology, not only in Europe but around the world,” said Keith Buckley, President and CEO of ASC Signal. “We are proud to have our products selected by this prestigious company, and to have their quality and reliability recognized by an organization as central to the global media business as the European Broadcasting Union.”

The system provided by Newtec is an end-to-end solution which complements the full workflow automation in the newsroom environment, with a dedicated and flexible network infrastructure, aimed at maintaining the EUROVISION News Exchange as the world’s leading platform for the exchange of quality news content.

“The collaboration with ASC Signal will be essential in the smooth implementation of the outdoor antenna component of this large-scale network deployment for the EBU,” said Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec. “Together with our dedication to maximum bandwidth efficiency,  this will allow us to deliver the best broadcast services, not only providing efficient transport of  video, but really efficient end-to-end automated workflow support.”

About ASC Signal 
ASC Signal is a multinational manufacturer of high-performance, highly-engineered satellite Earth station, radar and HF antenna systems. ASC’s antennas have been known as broadcast industry standards since the first installation of 10-meter class antennas for US broadcasters in the 1970s. ASC’s 4.5-meter, 3.7-meter and line of transportable antennas are thefavored antenna for cable and broadcast networks and affiliates around the world.

ASC Signal has operations in the U.S. and Canada, and a worldwide sales organization. The company is owned by Resilience Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm with a team of in-house operating experts that bring large company resources to the lower middle market.

Customers include international broadcasters and Fortune 500 companies, as well as military and government organizations. ASC Signal leads through design innovation that capitalizes on a 40+ year heritage of engineering creativity and excellence. For more information, visit www.ascsignal.com.

About Newtec 
Newtec, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications.As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, IP trunking and backhauling, consumer and enterprise VSAT and government and defense markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA networks, manned and unmanned aircrafts, border control and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). For more information, visit www.newtec.eu.

For over 28 years, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology. Newtec is a European company founded in 1985. Through commercial offices in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT  (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 80 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.

About The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) 
The EBU is the world's foremost alliance of public service media organizations, with Members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond. 

The EBU's mission is to defend the interests of public service media and to promote their indispensable contribution to modern society. It is the point of reference for industry knowledge and expertise.

The EBU operates EUROVISION and EURORADIO. 
EUROVISION is the media industry's premier distributor and producer of top quality live sport and news, as well as entertainment, culture and music content.

EURORADIO enhances public service radio through the exchange of music, professional networking and the promotion of digital and hybrid radio – to ensure radio remains a key protagonist in a multimedia world.

The EUROVISION/EURORADIO satellite and fibre network is the largest and most reliable in the world directly plugged in to public service media everywhere. For more information, visit www.ebu.ch And www.eurovision.com.

SOURCE: ASC Signal Corporation

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