Thaicom-6 platform uses Newtec technology to provide additional capacity, delivering more than 200 channels for ‘hot-bird’ broadcasting service
Newtec announced recently that Thaicom PLC, a leading Asian satellite operator, has installed Newtec technology (M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulators) on the platform of Thaicom-6, enabling its satellite to provide TV Broadcasting services in both C-band and Ku-band to serve customers with the best value and viewing experience.
More than 30 Newtec M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulators are installed on Thaicom-6, along with Newtec’s Automated Equalink technology, which allows Thaicom to either save money on space capacity, lower the programming cost or increase service availability. Broadcasters can gain an increase of up to 10% in throughput without changing any system parameters or set-top boxes, making it possible to upgrade some SD programs to HD or add content. Newtec’s equipment also includes Clean Channel Technology. This combination of improved roll-offs for DVB-S2 and advanced filtering technologies allows optimal bandwidth utilization, resulting in even higher efficiency and a significant improvement in performance by 1.2dB.
The extension to the DVB-S2 standard, a new specification developed by DVB members including Newtec, called DVB-S2X, is also implemented on Newtec products, or is available as a software upgrade. This new standard brings further capabilities on top of DVB-S2, including lower Roll-Offs (RO) and increased granularity in MODCOD choice.
“We are continually advancing our solutions for broadcasters and operators and have implemented our latest technologies to ensure Thaicom can offer its customers the best possible service and viewing experience,” said Mario Querner, VP Asia of Newtec.
Dr. Sakon Kittivatcharapong, Senior Vice President Ground System Operations at Thaicom, stated: “Newtec is our reliable supplier for Thaicom’s broadcasting platform. We are delighted about the advances in technology made by Newtec, which will bring quality services to Thaicom’s customers and viewers throughout our service footprints in Asia and Africa.”
Thaicom is a leading Asian satellite operator, providing innovative solutions in telecommunications and satellite that answer every need with a full spectrum of services, including integrated solutions for satellite broadcast and broadband. Thaicom has delivered more than 600 television channels, including 70 in High Definition (HD). Thaicom has launched six satellites into orbit; three satellites are in operation. Thaicom 5 and Thaicom 6 are broadcasting satellites at 78.5 degrees EAST, broadcasting for Thailand and SE Asia and board more than 600 TV channels (coverage over Thailand, SE Asia and Africa; by the name “Africom-1”).
For more information about Newtec’s DTH satellite technologies talk to Newtec at its CommunicAsia booth in Singapore (level 1, stand P2-01) from the 17th until the 20th of June 2014.
• Newtec’s Traditional and Converged Broadcast Solutions www.newtec.eu/applications/broadcast
• Newtec Application Note: “Broadcast Direct-to-Home (DTH)” www.newtec.eu/application/direct-to-home-broadcasting
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