Operation of satellite television antennas when converting from MPEG2 to MPEG4
Changes of this kind are inevitable and are dictated by the very spirit of the times. First of all, they are necessary to save a satellite resource, because in connection…

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Iridium GMDSS received the first satellite terminal
Satellite operator Iridium (Iridium Communications Inc.) and its partner, Lars Thrane, on 04/06/2019 introduced a satellite terminal designed to operate in the Global Maritime Distress Communication System (GMDSS), Lars Thrane…

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What is an active antenna and passive antenna?
Thanks to the dynamic development of television broadcasting in the modern world, there is probably no person who does not encounter antennas. In order to watch their favorite TV shows…

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Competition in the VSAT market leads to the development of marine satellite communications

The article considers the current state of affairs in the maritime satellite communications market and forecasts Euroconsult specialists for the next 10 years.
Increasing consumer demand, a new generation of satellite technology and increasing competition among operators may result in VSAT services occupying about 70% of the maritime satellite communications market in less than 10 years, experts at Euroconsult say. Continue reading

Television at sea

Traditionally, broadcasting video via satellite was considered prohibitively expensive and simply clogging communication lines.
tv-on-yacht.jpg Therefore, before the company abandoned the idea of ​​creating television. However, now Inmarsat and KVH have introduced entertainment systems for ships. And finally, sailors can watch the latest movie news on ships.
In the summer of 2014, two new satellite products came out, which completely changed the picture of how people can have fun on the ship. The first appeared IP-MobileCast service from KVH (since May of this year). Soon after, Flem Media service from Inmarsat appeared. It has not yet entered the market, but will appear as soon as beta testing passes. Continue reading

Iridium shows significant growth potential despite modest reporting
Shares of satellite operator Iridium Communications fell slightly after the company reported mixed results for the second quarter of 2018. Shares of telecommunications companies, including Iridium, fell this year, as…

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Iridium Certus based on Iridium NEXT for autonomous vessels
Satellite operator Iridium announced the signing of a Protocol of Intent with one of the pioneers of smart shipping (intelligent ship transport) Rolls-Royce Marine (RRM) in support of their development…

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About satellite encoding on KYIV MEDIA WEEK
How ready is the industry for X-Day? How aware are the viewers of the upcoming changes? Are they willing to pay for satellite TV? What are the plans of those…

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Distribution of audience by type of reception
How will the audience of 4.5 “satellite” households be distributed by reception type from January next year? According to forecasts based on a March study, the distribution will be as…

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