Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Arqiva Accommodates Future Growth For Setanta

Arqiva's Satellite Media Solutions division has announced that it is providing a dedicated 36MHZ transponder, plus associated multiplexing and uplinking, to support growth by sports TV broadcaster Setanta.
The service comprises of content being delivered via a number of fibre sources and a dedicated multiplex capable of uplinking up to eight channels. A proportion of the available capacity will be used to support a range of interactive services including Sky Bet and the Setanta ISub applications.
Setanta is a leading international owner and operator of premium subscription-based sports TV channels with over three million customers worldwide.
The dedicated transponder will provide Setanta with greater efficiencies in broadcasting their growing number of sports-related channels, which include Racing World, Racing UK, Setanta Commercial, NASN, Setanta Island, Liverpool TV and Arsenal TV, which was launched on January 14.
Richard Sweeney, Chief Operating Officer for Setanta, said: "The demand for sports content continues to fuel our launch of sports-related channels into the UK TV market. Since 2004, Arqiva has consistently provided us with flexible and scalable solutions to support this growth. This has culminated in their provision of a dedicated transponder which enables us to better manage our capacity as we look to the future."
Arqiva operates at the heart of the broadcast and mobile communications industry and is at the forefront of network solutions and services in an increasingly digital world.
The company, which has its headquarters in Hampshire and other major UK offices in London, Buckinghamshire and Yorkshire, provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio and wireless communication in the UK and has a growing presence in Ireland, mainland Europe and the USA.
John Bozza, Director of Sales at Arqiva's Satellite Media Solutions division, said: "We fully understand the changing requirements of broadcasters working in the demand-driven world of sports television.
"By recognising their needs and helping them to plan ahead for future growth we are able to accommodate expansion while also providing cost-saving efficiencies. Setanta's dedicated transponder is a good example of this and we are delighted that they have chosen to expand their broadcast capacity with us."
Further information about Arqiva is available from:
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

NEP UK Selects Riedel's MediorNet MicroN Tech
NEP UK has adopted Riedel's MediorNet MicroN technology for use in a broad range of high-profile live productions. With 26 MediorNet MicroN high-densi
Hambro Perks Appoints New CEO Of UK Media Division
London-based company builder, Hambro Perks, has appointed Kate Burns as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company's new UK media division. In her n
nangu.TV Reveals New Android TV Operator Set-Top Box
nangu.TV has unveiled a new Android TV Operator Tier set-top box, run on the nangu.TV platform, in cooperation with Orange Slovensko and CommScope. Re
Arun Maljaars Appointed To Director Conent And Channels At INSIGHT TV
INSIGHT TV has promoted Arun Maljaars to the position of Director Content and Channels, effective immediately. Maljaars previously served as Global Co
Recognition For Avid Customers At BAFTA TV Awards
A number of Avid customers have been recognised at this year's Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, hosted by the British Academy of Film & Te
Suitcase TV Brings Iphrame Flyaway To BroadcastAsia
At BroadcastAsia 2017, Suitcase TV will demonstrate its Iphrame Flyaway Production System. The Iphrame Flyaway Production Suite is a software-based re
TV Documentary Filmmaker To Receive TiCA Accolade
Television documentary filmmaker, Paul Berriff OBE, is to receive a Television Cameraman's Award (TiCA) at this year's Guild of Television Cameramen (
Cartesian Becomes First Consultancy To Join Digital TV Group
Telecommunications consultancy Cartesian has become the first member from the consultancy sector to join the Digital TV Group (DTG). The company will
NFTS Launches Live TV Simulator Course
The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has launched a Live TV Simulator Sports Production course in partnership with HBS Broadcast Academy, th
CHEK TV Invests In Snell Advanced Media's Vibe Solution
Canadian broadcaster CHEK TV has invested in Snell Advanced Media's (SAM) fast news production solution Vibe, which will allow it to deliver news to a
G&D KVM Systems – For The Next Generation Of Broadcasting
Guntermann and Drunck GmbH have announced that at IBC 2017 they will once again arrive with a suitcase full of new products to excite visitors with KV
Guigo TV Launches OTT Offering Powered By VO's TVaaS Cloud-Based TV Platform
Viaccess-Orca (VO) has announced that Brazil's Guigo TV is launching a new OTT offering powered by VO's TVaaS cloud-based TV platform, VO's DRM soluti
Insight TV - The Most Adventurous TV Channel In The World
Insight TV has significantly grown over the last three years and has recently partnered with TCL to create a Smart TV app. BFV talks to CEO Rian Beste
New TV Channels On A Shoe String
Hardly a day goes by without a new TV channel springing up somewhere in the ether. The plethora of choice tends to a situation where audience statisti
Broadcast Solutions Implements HD TV-Studio Facility For Switch TV
Broadcast Solutions has implemented a new HD TV-studio facility for Switch TV, a new channel from Nairobi, Kenya. Broadcast Solutions with their Hunga