EBU would welcome new satellite standard

The European Broadcast Union would like to see NovelSat’s NS3 satellite transponder technology become a DVB standard after adopting it in its own network for distribution of live sports feeds to its broadcasting customers in Asia and the Americas.

The EBU announced in March 2012 that it was deploying NovelSat’s NS3 satellite modulation technology to distribute news and sports content within its global network, including broadcast feeds for Formula 1 races, the London Olympics and the UEFA Euro 2012 football championship. This is for modulating video over 72MHz transponders, and according to the EBU, there was no other vendor with a fully available commercial product meeting its performance requirements at the time it assessed the options available in mid 2011.

NovelSat has claimed this will increase video throughput over 72MHz transponders by up to 78 percent, but the EBU is only willing to admit to a proven 28-percent efficiency gain.

via EBU would welcome new satellite standard.


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