TV Globo has upgraded the broadcasting capabilities of its Satellite News Gathering (SNG) trucks as it looks to transition its news feeds to High Definition (HD).
The leading Brazilian television network selected our M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator for the upgrade, which fits into an all HD production strategy and includes the entire SNG news fleet of the Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia TV Globo stations.
With the future-proof and flexible design of the M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator, TV Globo secures significant bandwidth savings based on open standards. The contribution of news feeds in DVB-S2 standard, with the short roll-off factors of Newtec’s Clean Channel Technology®, provides efficiency gains of up to 15%. Moreover, this new transmission scheme allows legacy IRDs to be reused.
The M6100 can also be upgraded with a DVB-S2X software license to ensure further performance improvement and bandwidth reduction, while DVB-CID combats satellite interference. The pre-defined WBU-ISOG DSNG profiles are also supported and contained. Whereas the DVB-CID allows for ease of carrier identification in case of interference, the easy-to-use DSNG profiles reduce the risk of human error.
Furthermore, in 2014 the Newtec M6100 received Anatel certification for DVB-S2X modulation schemes up to 256APSK.
TV Globo is the latest in a long line of our customers to choose Clean Channel Technology, which uses short roll-off factors (5%) in combination with DVB-S2. We are pleased that the broadcaster selected our M6100 starting in DVB-S2 with a migration path to DVB-S2X.
“We were searching for the most costeffective solution for our transition to HD and the M6100 modulator has certainly delivered that. The product was selected following a series of performance tests which provided very good results. We are a broadcaster adhering to open standards. That’s why the option of an upgrade to DVBS2X was important to ensure a futureproof network.”
Leonardo Chaves, Transmission Technologies Manager at TV Globo
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This article was published in Newtec's Company Newsletter September 2015 issue, "Newtec News".
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