Leading Asian Broadcaster Teams Up with NovelSat to Boost Up Satellite Broadcast Content Security

Major Indian Cricketing Content provider to implement NovelSat’s cutting edge multi-layer content security across its distribution and contribution networks

Ra’anana, Israel, September 16, 2019 – NovelSat, a world leader in content connectivity over satellite, announced today that a major Indian broadcaster has selected NovelSat’s content security solution for its network’s satellite broadcast of feeds for live and non-live high value content.
By adopting the only satellite broadcast content security solution based on virtually unbreakable AES 256-bit encryption, the customer will be implementing the highest level of content security available today for satellite broadcast.
NovelSat’s content security solution is a multi-layer solution includes AES 256-bit encryption to secure valuable content, AES keys encryption, a secured OTA channel for exchanging AES keys and access protection based on each receiver’s viewing entitlement rights, defined per video channel (PID). With easy-to-use management tool for key generation, distribution and activation, and for event scheduling and content entitlement, the broadcaster will be able to confidently secure and easily distribute it content to thousands of satellite broadcast receivers.
“Nowadays content security is vital for content producers and owners,” said Gary Drutin, NovelSat CEO. “This major powerhouse of content joins major broadcasters with its adoption of our content security solution, that protects valuable content from the growing threats while ensuring the highest level of safety and quality viewing experiences. I’m confident this solution will bring significant value to the broadcaster and its customers throughout Asia, paving the way to a successful deployment.”
“We are excited about the opportunity to be working with one of the world’s leading media companies and are gratified by the trust the customer has put in NovelSat to secure its content,” commented Parvinder Singh, Director of Sales, India & SAARC, at NovelSat. “While content security was the key driver for this project, NovelSat’s highest spectral efficiency was certainly an added advantage for this leading broadcaster. NovelSat broadcast solutions are already deployed at some of the largest Tier-1 broadcasters in Asia and selection of NovelSat further demonstrates our technological superiority and positions us for further success in the region.”
NovelSat will be showcasing its content security solution and other content connectivity solutions at the IBC show, September 13-17, in RAI Amsterdam, Hall 5, Booth A51.

VRT, Belgium National Flemish Broadcaster, Selects NovelSat’s Technology to Deliver Tour de France Live Broadcasting

 Ra’anana, Israel, September 9, 2019 – NovelSat, a leading provider of next-generation content connectivity solutions, announced that VRT (Vlaamse Radio -en Televisieomroeporganisatie), the Belgium national public service broadcaster for the Flemish Region and Community, has once again selected Novelsat’s highly efficient broadcast solution to deliver live coverage of the Tour de France, the most prestigious bicycle race in the world.

 

The on-the-road coverage of the Tour de France was delivered to VRT Broadcast Center from Satellite News Gathering (SNG) vans of Videohouse, a leading European provider of broadcast facilities. The SNG vans provided live broadcast coverage along the 3,500 km tour route which included challenging terrain and conditions.

 

Installed on both VRT Broadcast Center and Videohouse SNG vans, NovelSat’s solution delivered significant savings of satellite capacity utilizing NovelSat NS4™, the most bandwidth-efficient waveform, NovelSat DUET™ CEC™ (carrier-echo-cancellation) band reuse technology, and dual channel (ASI+IP) functionality for simultaneous bi-directional transmission of video and IP data.

 

NovelSat’s solutions deliver best-in-industry spectral efficiency and transmission performance, enabling broadcasters to transmit more bits and channels, and to gain significant savings in satellite bandwidth. All the software-based efficiency-enhancing features of Novelsat solution work together seamlessly out of the box, simplifying setup and operation.

 

“Novelsat technology is providing major benefits for large scale events such as the Tour de France,” said Tom Grenson, System Engineer of ICT Networking & Telecom at VRT. “VRT enjoyed the high-efficiency and high-performance transmission delivered by NovelSat solution.”

 

“High profile events such as the Tour de France requires flawless operation,” said Herman Vandenwaeyenberg, Broadcast Engineer at Videohouse. “We found the NovelSat solution easy to set up and operate, delivering high bandwidth transmission over narrow channels.”

 

“Novelsat is proud to enable the live broadcast of the Tour de France,” said Gary Drutin, CEO of NovelSat. “The partnership with VRT and Videohouse has demonstrated once again the benefits provided by our content connectivity solutions. We look forward to supporting additional demanding events.”

 

About NovelSat

NovelSat is a leading provider of next-generation content connectivity solutions for satellite communications. Powered by our innovative technology, our solutions are setting the industry standards in spectral efficiency, transmission performance, and content security. Our high- performance products include satellite modems, modulators and demodulators, integrated video transmission/coding and content security solutions, transforming delivery of data and video over satellite. Delivering more capacity with greater availability, coverage and protection, our solutions are powering mission-critical and demanding applications for the broadcast, cellular, government, and mobility markets. For more information visit www.novelsat.com

 

About VRT

VRT, short for Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie, is the Flemish public broadcaster for radio and television in Belgium.  VRT has three television channels, five radio channels, additional digital television offerings, and multiple online products.

 

About Videohouse

Videohouse has been a stable presence in the Belgian media business for years. The company was founded in 1980 and has grown into the technical market leader in Belgium. Today, Videohouse is part of Euro Media Group and is present in over seven countries: the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy. www.videohouse.be

NovelSat Awarded BIRD Foundation Grant for Cooperation With US-based igolgi

The grant will support joint activity between the companies to streamline the distribution of video content via satellite to content providers, distributors and to 5G networks

Ra’anana, Israel/Barrington, IL, USA, July 9, 2019 – NovelSat, a technology company that develops and manufactures satellite-based video and content transmission solutions, announced that it has received a grant from the BIRD Foundation for its cooperation with igolgi, which specializes in developing compression solutions for video delivery. The grant will support a joint project of the two companies in the field of satellite video distribution and will greatly improve the transfer of video and audio content between content providers and distributors as well as to 5G networks.

As part of the joint research and development process, NovelSat and igolgi are working together to develop an end-to-end integrated video encoding and modulation solution that will enable wide satellite transmission of video and audio channels and will improve the efficiency of satellite broadcasting. The solution focuses on significantly increasing the number of video channels that can be transmitted at a given bandwidth, without compromising viewing quality. In addition to streamlining video transmission between content providers and content distributors and users, the collaboration between the companies will also enable high-efficiency distribution of content and video channels directly to the base stations of 4G and 5G networks, while reducing the load on the terrestrial transmission network.

“Our partnership with igolgi, with the support of the BIRD Foundation, will enable us to expand our activities and continue to lead the way in the field of satellite content connectivity,” said Gary Drutin, CEO of NovelSat. “Our flexible business model gives us the ability to cooperate with strategic partners to increase our competitive edge.”

“Partnering with NovelSat to significantly improve the efficiency of media transmission over satellite is timely, given the market demand for higher resolution video and much greater volume of video traffic,“ said Dr. Kumar Ramaswamy, President of igolgi. “With the BIRD Foundation support, we can now accelerate our cooperative efforts to bring useful products to the satellite video delivery market.”

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NovelSat Unveils First End-to-End Video Delivery Solution for 4G/5G Mobile Networks

Satellite broadcast/multicast overlay solution incorporates all core-to-edge video processing and management to enable efficient delivery of live TV and OTT services

Ra’anana, Israel, April 30, 2019 – NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, today unveiled a comprehensive satellite broadcast/multicast solution for the delivery of live TV and OTT video services. The innovative satellite-to-mobile video solution now enables mobile service providers to roll out TV and video services on a large scale while optimizing network investment.

As mobile video dominates mobile data traffic, a mobile service provider using a hybrid satellite-terrestrial network can now keep pace with traffic growth while introducing new video services such as live TV channel bundles. Complementing existing backhaul links with a satellite broadcast overlay enables service providers to leverage 4G infrastructure while evolving to 5G networks and services. The broadcast overlay network delivers new levels of video quality and volume for OTT distribution to remote cache storage and for live TV streaming, thus offloading broadband backhaul connections.

The NovelSat satellite-to-mobile video solution incorporates all core-to-edge video delivery functionalities including high-efficiency multi-stream, multi-profile video encoding/decoding, multi-channel video transcoding, multi-profile video packaging, high-efficiency satellite modulation/demodulation, the highest level of content security and protection, content entitlement and scheduling tools, resource management and optimization and more.

The comprehensive solution comprises a Video Core, a Video Edge Gateway, a Video Manager and a Network Management System. Utilizing software-based modules, the solution is highly scalable and enables large-scale deployment of ample bandwidth to numerous cell sites and locations.

“Users now want to consume video when they want it, where they need it, in the device of their preference, and they expect live TV and video with the consistency and quality they experience at home. As general viewing habits continue to favor linear video consumption, live streaming will be the fastest growing component in IP traffic,” said Lluc Palerm, senior analyst at NSR – Northern Sky Research. “Satellite has a unique set of attributes that make it ideal for many use cases and NSR expects demand for hybrid satellite-terrestrial video delivery networks to take off circa 2020.”

“NovelSat is excited to be at the forefront with a comprehensive and innovative solution that resolves mobile operators’ capacity challenges on the road to 5G,” said Gary Drutin, NovelSat CEO. “Our video delivery network solution brings together the worlds of satellite and mobile for a truly immersive user experience.”

NovelSat is showcasing the mobile video delivery network solution and other satellite transmission solutions at the Satellite 2019 show, May 6‑9, in Washington DC, USA, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Booth # 2119.

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