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  • DVB Forms Liaison with SAT>IP Alliance: New Liaison Paves Way for Further Development of SAT>IP Technology in DVB

    Amsterdam – 15 September, 2017 – DVB and the SAT>IP Alliance have entered into a formal liaison agreement on the future development of the SAT>IP specification. The agreement also states that future promotion of the technology will be conducted jointly. This positive development will allow the overall DVB community to contribute to next generation SAT>IP features and services. SAT>IP technology can be used to deliver live DVB broadcasts onto IP networks in a cost efficient manner. The technology is supported by numerous manufacturers and has been widely deployed in several markets. The SAT>IP protocol is standardized as CENELEC EN50585, and is the predominant solution for indoor distribution of broadcast services over domestic IP networks in Europe. It informs a hand-held device about available services and allows the user to request a specific service from the broadcast receiver. Any IP device (smartphone, tablet, PC, game console, etc.) with the SAT>IP software installed can become a broadcast TV viewing client. Despite its name, SAT>IP technology also supports all other broadcast delivery mechanisms such as cable, terrestrial and managed IPTV transmissions. It can retransmit from DVB-S2, DVB-C2 and DVB-T2 to IP, in other words: DVB over IP. As DVB takes over the management of the SAT>IP protocol, it is quite possible that the naming and scope of the technology will expand to better reflect support for all broadcast delivery systems. Commenting on the liaison agreement Peter Siebert, DVB Executive Director, said “The cooperation with the SAT>IP Alliance is an important step for DVB, as it defines a standardized way to bring DVB services to mobile devices in the home. DVB is committed to define and support new versions of SAT>IP, which will bring additional features for the end user." “SAT>IP has developed very successfully and is now supported by over 40 manufacturers with more than 100 compatible products in the marketplace,” commented Thomas Wrede, President of the SAT>IP Alliance. ”We are looking forward to working with DVB on the further development of this exciting technology,” he added.

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  • SAT>IP Alliance Continues to Drive Future of Satellite Content Distribution in Multiscreen Ecosystems

    At IBC this year, SES and its SAT>IP Alliance partners EUTELSAT, HISPASAT, Panasonic, NAGRA and MaxLinear will hold a general assembly meeting to discuss the next steps of the Alliance that was created last year to market and develop compatible hardware and software for the SAT>IP technology. 
     
    The SAT>IP Alliance is a non-profit organisation in charge of setting forth SAT>IP-related strategic developments and creating working groups through its executive committee. The main aims of the Alliance have been to promote the use of the SAT>IP protocol throughout the industry, facilitate certification of new devices, and develop and improve the SAT>IP standard. 
     
    Over the past years, over 45 industry partners have supported the SAT>IP standard by developing more than 80 different products that are compatible with its requirements. 
    The innovative SAT>IP technology converts broadcast signals into IP at the reception point using a small server, which may be located in the satellite dish or in the user's home, and distributes the selected programmes to different IP devices such as tablets, smartphones and laptops. This technology makes it possible to provide high-quality broadcast content more efficiently to all the screens in a home, using pre-existing networks in the building. SAT>IP is currently a European standard (CENELEC EN50585) compatible with transmissions over satellite, terrestrial and cable networks. 
     
    The SAT>IP Alliance is an open forum for all manufacturers, satellite operators, broadcasters and service providers who wish to get involved in developing and improving a key standard for the future of broadcast content distribution in multiscreen ecosystems. 
  • Eutelsat joins the SAT>IP alliance as a founding member

    Amsterdam, Paris, 11 September 2015 – Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced it is joining the SAT>IP Alliance as a Founding Member to support the development and worldwide adoption of the SAT>IP technology.


    The SAT>IP Alliance includes leading satellite operators and manufacturers – SES, Eutelsat, Hispasat, Panasonic, NAGRA, ALi Corporation and MaxLinear – and aims to accelerate the adoption of SAT>IP in the satellite industry and push this technology to the consumer market. It promotes the use of the SAT>IP communications protocol, supports integration of CAS-to-DRM technology for distributing pay-TV services over in-home IP networks, and facilitates product certifications.


    The SAT>IP standard, published as European standard CENELEC EN 50585 in 2014, converts satellite signals into Internet Protocol (IP), using a small server connected to the home IP router. This enables high-quality satellite programmes to be received on any IP capable device at home: smartphones, tablets, laptops. Supported by over 40 hardware and software companies, SAT>IP counts today around 75 different compliant products.


    Commenting on joining the SAT>IP Alliance, Michel Azibert, Eutelsat’s Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial and Development Officer, said: “Joining the SAT>IP Alliance is a concrete step towards facilitating reception of satellite services on any screen, one of the main goals of the Future Video Initiative announced today at IBC by Eutelsat and SES. Eutelsat’s overall objective is to contribute to all the initiatives driving forward the role of satellite in media distribution in order to help our clients increase their engagement with their audience.”

    For more information on SAT>IP, please go to http://www.satip.info/.

  • I DO IT presents 32 channel SAT>IP flat antenna at IBC 2015

    Amsterdam, 11th September 2015 - I DO IT, manufacturer of the Selfsat line of flat panel antennas presented at this year's IBC 2015 a revolutionary new flat antenna. The new Selfsat antenna integrates SAT>IP server functionality capable of feeding independently 32 SAT>IP receivers. All this is realized via a single Ethernet cable that connects the antenna directly to any IP router or switch. From there the signals may be distributed to wired or wireless SAT>IP client devices.

    This is the first time that it becomes possible to forward such a large number of satellite services in parallel from a satellite antenna without having to rely on external analog distribution matrices or multiswitches.

    The revolutionary device follows on from the already commercially available Selfsat antenna with integrated 8-channel SAT>IP server that was presented earlier this year at the SES industry days 2015 in Luxembourg.

    The new Selfsat antenna represents the most advanced and technologically sophisticated satellite reception solution available in the world.

  • TRIAX and Astra present new IP-LNB at ANGA COM 2015

    Cologne/Munich/Pliezhausen, 8 June 2015. TRIAX, leading global supplier of innovative, high-tech solutions for the reception and distribution of video, audio and data signals, and Astra will present a new eight-channel IP-LNB (low-noise block converter) from TRIAX at their respective stands at ANGA COM 2015. The new TRIAX IP-LNB is based on SES' SAT-IP standard protocol technology and will deliver eight concurrent satellite programmes in SD, HD or even Ultra HD quality via IP to portable devices like, tablets, smartphones and to PCs or TV sets. This new technology converts satellite signals directly at the antenna into IP signals before distributing them via Ethernet, powerline communications (PLC) or a Wi-Fi local area network (WLAN). By locating the satellite reception and the IP bridging functions in the antenna the IP-LNB will enable satellite content distribution to the home over a single Ethernet cable. The IP-LNB may be powered over that same cable through Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology, greatly reducing the overall system cost and power consumption.

    “The IP-LNB will provide consumers with a new option when it comes to distributing unmatched high-quality TV content to multiple TVs or tablet computers over IP. Such innovation has always been part of the roadmap when we established SAT-IP as an open standard,” said Wolfgang Elsäßer, Managing Director Astra Deutschland. “It is exciting to see how our industry partners like TRIAX are working towards making satellite TV content easily accessible on all IP-devices at home so that everyone can enjoy high-quality images.”

    “We believe in, that TV should be available anywhere and anytime. That is why we have invested in this new technology, which will allow people with satellite reception to have TV broadcasted on multiple devices like tablets, smartphones and TV’s and in a very high quality. The FreeToAir version is ready, and for pay-tv solutions the next step will be to build in DRM in partnering with broadcasters who want to take part in this exciting future for satellite reception. The potential and the possibility is there, and this is a unique opportunity to be first mover, and harvest from new revenue streams, says Peter Lyhne Uhrenholt, Product Director at TRIAX.

    Visitors of ANGA COM will be able to view the TRIAX lP-LNB at the TRIAX stand at Hall 10.2, stand G11 and at the Astra stand in hall 10.2 / stand E15.

    Designing such a novel LNB requires significant advances in satellite chipset and real-time IP streaming software technology in order to meet the unique system requirements on the size, power consumption and long-term reliability. The new device combines SES' SAT>IP protocol innovations, MaxLinear's Full-Spectrum Capture™ (FSC™) DVB-S2 receiver IC and TRIAX new high-performance LNB product design.

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  • SES partners with I DO IT Co., LTD., to showcase the SelfSat>IP antenna at SES Industry Days

    Luxembourg, 6 May 2015 – SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) is showcasing the first commercially manufactured Ku-band flat antenna with integrated IP-LNB at its annual Industry Days. The antenna is produced by Korean manufacturer I DO IT Co., LTD., and will soon be available in major European markets.

    Its small size of 566x300mm means that this new antenna can be discreetly installed where standard parabolic antenna may not be suitable, such as apartment blocks in cities. Versions with an integrated WiFi router are also available for the camping market.

    The SELFSAT>IP antenna is compliant with the SAT>IP communications protocol and incorporates eight satellite tuners. It enables the distribution of live HD and UHD satellite broadcasting through an in-home WiFi network and can serve up to eight different displays (smartphone, TV, table PC, laptop computer, etc.) simultaneously. With two legacy coaxial outputs in addition to its IP output, the antenna can also be connected to existing satellite receivers.

    "For several years I DO IT has pioneered the development and mass production of high performance consumer Ku-band flat antennas for worldwide markets," said Seung Joon IM, CEO at I DO IT. "Thanks to the collaboration with SES, we are now able to integrate the SAT>IP technology into our antennas. This enables live satellite television distribution via WiFi to tablets and smartphones, an important product feature especially for the camping market."

    "Today over 40 manufacturers are developing products that are compatible with the SAT>IP standard and we are very pleased to support I DO IT in their endeavours," said Thomas Wrede, Vice President, Reception Systems at SES. "These developments were strongly driven and supported by the annual SES Industry Days and would not have been possible without joint industry efforts. We continue to leverage the advantages that satellite communications offer, shaping our industry and creating a high performance, sustainable ecosystem."

  • SAT>IP ALLIANCE launched to extend role of satellite broadcasting in multiscreen ecosystems

    LAS VEGAS, 15 April 2015 – At the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, six leading satellite operators and manufacturers announced today the formation of the SAT>IP Alliance, formalising a coalition that was initiated last year to develop compatible hardware and software for the SAT>IP technology. The SAT>IP Alliance consists of SES, HISPASAT, Panasonic, NAGRA, ALi Corporation and MaxLinear.

    The innovative SAT>IP technology converts satellite signals into IP at the reception point using a small server, which may be located in the satellite dish or in the user's home, and distributing the signal to the different IP devices such as tablets, smartphones and laptops. This technology makes it possible to provide high-quality content via satellite more efficiently to all the screens in a home, using pre-existing networks in the building. SAT>IP is currently a European standard (CENELEC EN50585) compatible with satellite and ground networks.

    The SAT>IP Alliance, which will be constituted shortly in Luxembourg as a non-profit organisation, will be in charge of setting forth SAT>IP-related strategic developments and creating working groups through its executive committee. The main aims of the Alliance will be to promote the use of the SAT>IP protocol throughout the industry, facilitate certification of new devices, and develop and improve the SAT>IP standard.

    Over the past years, nearly 40 manufacturers have supported the SAT>IP standard by developing products that are compatible with its requirements. The momentum behind SAT>IP technology today has created the right conditions to form this Alliance, an open forum for all manufacturers, satellite operators, broadcasters and service providers who wish to get involved in developing and improving a key standard for the future of satellite content distribution in multiscreen ecosystems.

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  • Watch TV wirelessly with Panasonic SAT>IP Server and Client

    The current software update now also provides the ASW754 series with SAT>IP server function.

    Hamburg, November 2014 - From now on, the complicated wiring of several television sets will be a thing of the past. As the first manufacturer, Panasonic is equipping its current top models of the VIERA TV series with integrated SAT>IP server functionality.

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  • HISPASAT will join the efforts to drive SAT>IP technology forward

    Madrid, 12th September, 2014 - The Spanish satellite operator HISPASAT announced today at the IBC in Amsterdam that it will join the efforts to implement the SAT>IP standard and roll it out to worldwide partners. SAT>IP is an innovative technology that translates satellite transmission into an Internet Protocol (IP) signal which is then redistributed in-house to IP-devices like tablets, smartphones and laptops, without complex in-house cabling.  

    HISPASAT will encourage manufacturers to adopt the SAT>IP technology, develop compatible hardware and software and help implement and improve the SAT>IP communication protocol.  SAT>IP has been developed by SES and industry partners and is open to other satellite operators, manufacturers and technology developers. 

    “We firmly believe that IP in-house distribution of satellite-delivered content to multiple devices has significant benefits for consumers, satellite operators and the broadcasting industry. In fact,
    HISPASAT was pioneer in the research and development of technology for satellite IP in-house distribution with Saturno Project, started in 2010 and conclusions presented last year”, commented Inés Sanz, Head of Customer Engineering at Hispasat. “And we also believe that having a single standard is key to the development of these solutions. For that reason we want to contribute to the adoption of the SAT>IP protocol by the industry.”

    The innovative SAT>IP technology, first unveiled in 2012, converts the satellite signal to IP format either in the antenna itself or in a SAT>IP server connected to the IP-switch or -router.  Not only does this technology simplify installations, it also allows the reception of several programmes in parallel on different devices and enlarges the in-house reception base for TV viewers who want to watch high-quality satellite content on their IP-devices.

    About HISPASAT Group

    HISPASAT Group is composed of companies with a foothold in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR sells its services. The Group is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue in its sector, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas. 

  • SES Industry Days: Panasonic Presents the World's First TV Set with Integrated SAT>IP Client

    SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) and Panasonic today presented the world's first TV set with integrated SAT>IP technology at the SES Industry Days in Luxembourg. The Panasonic VIERA TV has an integrated SAT>IP client which re-distributes the satellite TV signal via the IP-based home network, including Wi-Fi. The innovative technology enables viewers to watch TV at home, without a cord and wherever they like, on a large variety of IP-devices simultaneously and without complex in-house cabling.

    SAT>IP is an innovative technology developed by SES and its industrial partners that translates the satellite transmission into an Internet Protocol (IP) signal that is redistributed in-house to IP-devices like tablets, smartphones and laptops. The technology allows the reception of several programmes in parallel on different devices and significantly enlarges the in-house reception base for the large range of high quality satellite transmissions.

    SES Industry Days is a two-day event taking place in Luxembourg and gathering more than 230 delegates from two dozen countries and 130 companies – broadcasters, TV manufacturers, decoder manufacturers, hardware manufacturers and software developers – to discuss innovative technologies and developments of satellite transmission and reception and the entire future video broadcasting ecosystem.

    Armando Romagnolo, Marketing Director of Panasonic Germany, said: "With its unparalleled variety of channels also in HD quality, satellite is one of the most popular ways to receive TV. As the world's first TV manufacturer to integrate the innovative SAT>IP standard, this step is only logical and reflects our long-standing cooperation with SES."

    Wilfried Urner, Senior Vice President, Product Development and Management at SES, stated: "We are very pleased that Panasonic, as one of the leading TV manufacturers, supports SAT>IP. With the new Panasonic TVs featuring SAT>IP, viewers will have the flexibility to enjoy our large variety of channels in the highest quality on all possible receivers."

  • SES Showcases Live Demo of IP-LNB at IBC 2013

    SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that it will present a live demonstration of a pre-production eight-channel IP-LNB (low-noise block converter) at its stand at IBC 2013.

    The IP-LNB is based on SES' SAT>IP technology and will deliver eight concurrent satellite programmes in Ku-band in SD, HD or Ultra HD quality via IP unicast or multicast to fixed and portable devices. This new technology converts satellite signals directly at the antenna into IP signals before distributing them via Ethernet, power-line communications (PLC) or a Wi-Fi local area network (WLAN). The technology can be used for free-to-air (FTA) or pay TV applications.

    This new technology enables satellite signals to be sampled digitally directly at the antenna, making the satellite spectrum data and other link-quality metrics accessible over the LAN. These advancements greatly simplify the satellite antenna installation and enable signal quality monitoring for operators.

    The IP-LNB was conceptually developed by SES and is built by Luxembourg based manufacturer Inverto Digital Labs. The IP-LNB technology was first demonstrated at SES’ Industry Days 2013 conference that was held on April 18 and 19 in Luxembourg.

    “The IP-LNB will provide satellite television providers and consumers with a new option when it comes to distributing unmatched high-quality TV content to multiple TVs, computers and tablets over IP. Such innovation has always been part of the roadmap when we established SAT>IP as an open standard,” said Thomas Wrede, Vice President, Reception Systems at SES. “It is exciting to see how the industry is working towards making satellite TV content easily accessible on all IP-devices at home so that everyone can enjoy high-quality images.”

    The IP-LNB will be available in prototype quantities as of December 2013 and is expected to be available in the market in 2014. Visitors of IBC 2013 will be able to view the lP-LNB demo at the SES stand at Hall 1, stand B51. 

  • Latest SAT>IP DVBViewer Lite Edition - free client available for download

    The SAT>IP DVBViewer Lite Edition for Microsoft Windows is a sophisticated application for viewing and recording live television and radio programs on your PC. 

    It includes a detailed Electronic Program Guide, Record Scheduling Tool and Media Player. This version has been optimised to work with SAT>IP compliant servers.
     
    Please take a look at our Products page to download the User Manual and Free Software: SAT>IP Clients
  • Greatest innovation: SES wins renowned readership award for SAT-IP

    SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that the readers of the well renowned German magazine Digitalfernsehen have voted for SAT-IP as the greatest innovation in the category “satellite & cable”.  The prize was awarded yesterday in the context of the publishers’ “readership awards 2013”.  
    "We are very happy about being rewarded with this prize," said Thomas Wrede, Vice President Reception Systems at SES. "It proves that consumers recognize SAT-IP as a major step forward in satellite reception.” SAT-IP is a new standard and trademark developed and supported by SES. With SAT-IP, satellite-delivered programmes are converted into Internet Protocol (IP) standard at the point of reception in the home. Households can therefore receive, via their wired or wireless in-home Internet distribution system, the full satellite line-up not only on the TV screen but also on a large range of IP-devices such as smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs – with different programmes on different devices at the same time. 
     
  • SES, Inverto, Abilis and MaxLinear revolutionise satellite TV home distribution with industry’s first IP-LNB

    SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), Inverto, Abilis and MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL) today announced that they have been jointly designing an essential component for cost-effective IP distribution of satellite television to the home – the first low-noise block down-converter (LNB) that will incorporate eight-channel satellite-to-IP bridging technology.

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  • SES Announces Industry's First SAT-IP Converter Certification

    SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today the certification of the industry’s first SAT-IP converter by Inverto Digital Labs, a Luxembourg-based developer and marketer of consumer and professional broadcast reception products.

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  • SES Certifies New Zinwell SAT>IP Converter

    SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today the certification of a new SAT>IP converter by Zinwell, one of the major cable TV and set-top box manufacturers in Taiwan.

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