IBC2013: 5 Days of Satcom Products and Technologies

Wednesday 28 August 2013
IBC2013: 5 Days of Satcom Products and Technologies


Every time I visit IBC, I am impressed with the vibrant industry we have. Each year the show seems to be growing, and for me it’s really ‘the place to be’ early September.

Only a few years ago 3D-TV was the big buzz. I still see myself goggling to these amazing 3D videos for the first time. And yet, only a few years later, the buzz is all about UHDTV, Ka-band and ever-higher speeds.

So, what am I looking forward to at this year’s IBC?

Most of all getting our visitors up to speed on new satcom trends, technologies and products! Here are 5 good reasons why a visit to the Newtec booth will be very much worth it:

1. Frequency Interference & the New DVB-CID standard – panel discussion
2. New DVB standard - S2 Extensions – presentation & panel discussion
3. Launch of new products
4. Secret UHDTV demos over Satellite
5. Let’s talk and enjoy IBC2013

Here we go…

1. Frequency Interference & the New DVB-CID standard

A brand new resolution from WBU-ISOG issued in July 2013, sets the requirement to have this DVB-CID standard implemented no later than January 1st, 2015. Together with IRG (the Satellite Interference Reduction Group), Newtec has conducted a survey to gauge the temperature of the market with respect to Carrier ID adoption.

On Saturday September 14, 10:30AM, IRG and Newtec invite you to a panel discussion about frequency interference, with industry leading players. We’ll also share the results of the survey during that panel discussion. (image : Martin Coleman, Executive Director IRG)

Find out more and register here for the session "Ready to Turn CID on?"

2. New DVB standard - S2 Extensions

Another important standardization activity happening at the moment is DVB-S2 extensions. We have written multiple times about this subject on this blog, and we published a whitepaper about it.

Panel discussion on Saturday September 14, 15PM. Industry Captains will share with you their take on S2 extensions:

  • How fast will S2 extensions be demanded by end-customers?
  • What’s the cost of investing in S2 extensions?
  • How fast is the return?
  • Which applications will benefit the most?
  • What are the first test results?

You’re invited!

Check out this page with more details, and register for this panel discussion.

Next to that, Newtec is speaking about DVB-S2 Extensions in the official IBC Conference on Monday September 16.

3. Launch of New products

As a technology provider, each year we want to bring you something new at IBC. We have been working hard in the summer months. If you visit our booth, be sure to ask for the new broadcast modem, the new outdoor unit portfolio for VSAT, the updated high speed IP trunking solutions.

As S2 extensions are high on our agenda, we made a setup with use cases on the performance of S2 extensions. These pre-standard implementations are available to our customers already today, and are upgradable to the DVB standard as soon as the standard is published by DVB.

4. Secret UHDTV demos over Satellite

It’s still a secret, but at IBC we are preparing for something fantastic. I can’t share much, but we are working with Intelsat, BT, Sony and Ericsson on some surprises for you. Make sure you’re on the show floor on Sunday afternoon!

In any case, drop by our booth and we’ll tell you more about what we’ve done with UHDTV together with Intelsat, Eutelsat, SES, Canal+, Hispasat and MEASAT.

(Updated 03/09/2013 : the secret is out ! check this page for more information)

5. Let’s talk and enjoy IBC2013

Obviously we welcome you to talk to us about your projects, your business challenges and opportunities.

And make sure to bookmark Saturday and Sunday, 5pm, in your agenda for Newtec’s Belgian Beer Happy Hours.

We are looking forward to meeting you at IBC in Amsterdam, because there are 5 good reasons to do so!

Warm regards,


P.S. Watch the movie here: Serge Van Herck, Newtec's CEO, gives you five good reasons to visit Newtec during IBC 2013