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  • Is HTS Winning OUTV Hearts?

    Feb 25th, 2015 by Christopher Baugh   More from this Analyst | Profile

    On January 25th 2015, Sky News successfully broadcasted the Greek elections live in HD over the first Inmarsat GX satellite. This was the first occasional use (OU) video transmission to go over the first satellite of the GX high-throughput platform that is expected to become fully operational in the second half of 2015 and offer global services. The successful experience was attributed to the reliability and high quality of the connection enabling a steady HD live broadcast as well as…

  • With news broadcasts splitting their time between the two major breaking news events – the situation in Crimea, and the search for flight MH370, the business of moving news reporting from one corner of the globe to another is in full swing.  Leveraging a combination of satellite and terrestrial assets, news networks continue to dig-deep into their portfolio of communications options.  Amongst those options are their pre-existing full time leases of satellite capacity, or contribution…