ASBU upgrades with Newtec platform

Monday 20 March 2017 | 15:36 CET | News

Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) will use Newtec's Newtec Dialog platform technology for the upgrade of its satellite multimedia exchange platform Menos.

Installed by Newtec in 2008, the ASBU Multimedia Exchange Network over Satellite (Menos) allows broadcasters to exchange multimedia content, including video and audio material, over satellite across several sites scattered across a large geographical area.

MenosPlus+ will go live later in 2017. Based on Newtec’s multiservice broadcast platform, MenosPlus+ will use the MDM5000 satellite modems to provide enhanced services, including HD channels.

The new system, which is based on the Newtec Dialog multiservice broadcast platform, will create up to 50 percent additional capacity for HD exchanges. HD mesh contributions to other MenosPlus+ terminals will also be enabled. Additionally, the quality of the Fast News Gathering (FNG) content will be drastically improved from 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps using the same space segment (Arabsat 5A). HD contributions will be enabled with Newtec’s new high-speed MDM5000 Satellite Modems.

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