Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Middle Eastern satellite TV providers embrace 360 Systems
360 Systems is finding success with its broadcast products among satellite television providers in the Middle East, especially its Image Servers and 2470 Broadcast Time Delay. The growing market, it said, is expected to double by 2010.
There are currently nine 360 Systems Image Servers in use at Noorsat, a Bahrain-based satellite provider that transmits eight pay-TV and free-to-air (FTA) services, carrying more than 100 TV channels on its three direct-to-home satellites reaching the Arab world and Europe.
Three Image Servers handle play-out at Samacom, a vertically integrated satellite services provider in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that operates several digital direct-to-home platforms. In addition, an Image Server is in use at UAE-based Ajman TV channel 4, broadcasting locally and via satellite to 26 channels in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
Middle Eastern satellite providers also use 360 Systems’ 2470 Broadcast Time Delay units to rebroadcast to different time zones. Four 2470 Delays transmit time-delayed programming for Orbit Communications, a satellite provider operating 24 TV and 24 radio channels, which serve 50 million viewers across the Middle East and Africa.
For more information, visit www.360systems.com.