Newtec’s Contract Signing with Hellas Sat, Arabsat and Ericsson

Tuesday 29 September 2015


At Newtec‘s IBC2015 booth a major contract signing took place between Hellas Sat and Newtec.

Hellas Sat, a subsidiary of Arab Satellite Communications Organization – the leading satellite provider in the Middle East and North Africa –has chosen our Newtec solutions to power a new multimillion Euro Direct-to-Home (DTH) earth station.

Located in Cyprus, the earth station will broadcast up to 70 TV channels, ten percent of which will be delivered in High Definition (HD). Most of the content will be received via different Television Receive-Only (satellite dishes) (TVROs) and all content will be transcoded and re-multiplexed into different bouquets, which are then uplinked via Arabsat’s BADR satellites.

For the signing we were also joint by Arabsat and our partner Ericsson TV. Newtec will be the prime contractor, designer and integrator of the entire DTH earth station. We will also provide the Newtec M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulators amongst other Newtec equipment, Ericsson TV encoding and multiplexing equipment, two 7.6m antennas and an umbrella network management system.

Read more about this contract in our press release and watch the video for more information provided by our partners: Hellas Sat’s CEO Christodoulos Protopappas and Dr Giles Wilson, Head of Ericsson Video Compression; and our CEO Serge Van Herck.