SAT>IP is an Internet Protocol (IP) based architecture for receiving and distributing satellite signals.
Once converted to IP, satellite TV can be distributed, like traditional IPTV, over any IP network. This can include wireless (WIFI, 4G, 5G), powerline, wired ethernet, optical fibre, plastic fibre, coax, twisted pair (xDSL) or visible light technologies.
In a SAT>IP environment, any IP device automatically gets enabled for satellite reception with the addition of a software client. Tablets, PCs, Laptops, Smartphones, Connected TVs, Game Consoles, Media Players and IP Set-Top-Boxes can all become satellite TV viewing clients.
Live satellite TV content is transmitted over any IP networks, in its highest quality, untouched, transparently and without the need for transcoding. This method is both simply to implement and increases reliability with quality up to 4K.
SAT>IP flexibility and adherence to standards also extends to installation and interoperability. For example, multiple SAT>IP servers and clients can operate on the same network with both free-to-air and encrypted pay-TV transmissions. In addition, SAT>IP can be integrated within broader “hybrid” services using HbbTV, DNLA and HTTP to mix and match live with on-demand content via the internet.