Transponder news for 05.08.2016
Horizons 2 85.0°E
Channel, ‘Ruble’ is open for 12160H (Russia beam), SR 28800, FEC 3/4
Yamal 402 55°E
TV channels Life News and Trust left 12732 V 9557
Eutelsat 36C 36°E
Tv channel “Bridge TV HD” Appeared in the package “Tricolor TV” on 12380 (L) 27500 3/4. Dvb-S2 DRE-Crypt
Nat Geo Wid Europe appeared on 11254 N 15000 2/3 DVB-S2/8PSK MPEG-4 encoding Irdeto 2
Eutelsat Hot Bird 13B 13°E
“ICM TV” He appeared on 11566 (H) 27500 3/4 DVB-S/MPEG-2/FTA
Tajikistan with a package of channels 46°E
The satellite Azerspace 1 (46°E) had a package of the state TV channels and radio stations from Tajikistan.
This package is available in the beam at the Central Asia and includes the basic TV channels: The first channel of Tajikistan, TV Safina, Bahoriston and Jahonnamo,as well as the 4 radio: Tajik, Voice of Tajik, Sadoi Dushanbe and Radioi Farhang. All TV channels and radio stations are broadcast in unencoded form (FTA), but for stable reception you need an antenna with a diameter of about 100-120 cm and receiver HD (the channel broadcasts in DVB-S2 and MPEG-4). Part of the running package of channels 46°E coincides with a proposal, which is available in the package of the Russian satellite ABS-2 (75°E),with tp.9 frequency 11,490 GHz, Pol. V (SR: 4650, FEC: 2/3; DVB-S2 / 8PSK). It can be assumed, what is planned change in orbital position for the state TV of Tajikistan.
New technical parameters:
Azerspace 1 (46°E) TP. 6K (11,057 GHz, Paul. V, SR: 22710, FEC: 5/6; Dvb-S2/QPSK) Coding: No (FTA)
freeSAT will offer more free broadcasting AXN
Film channel AXN will soon be temporarily available to all subscribers of satellite pay TV freeSAT.
The operator of the platform in cooperation with AXN's going on so-called promotional broadcasting. Free AXN broadcasting platform freeSAT will be held from 25.8. on 22.9.2016. The station will be available to all freeSAT subscribers, regardless of the active software suggestions. AXN within the specified period will be able to watch all freeSAT subscribers, usually the station is included in the package freeSAT Plus HD – the top software package.
Technical parameters – AXN:
Thor 6 (0,8° W), frequency 12,092 GHz, Pol. (H), SR 28000, FEC 7/8, DVB-S/QPSK
The BBC has launched the Olympic channels in HD and SD
Shortly before the opening ceremony of the summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro the British public the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) launched the test broadcasting of the Olympic interactive channels in HD and SD resolution at the position of 28.2°E.
In the same way, as during the last summer Olympics, held in London, The BBC has prepared for its viewers a special satellite channels BBC Olympics, which will be broadcast live to different Olympic disciplines. Again there are several Olympic channels in HD and SD resolution absolutely for free (FTA). The only change this time will cover. All channels BBC Olympics located in multiplexes, working in the UK beam (UK spot beam). This means, that covers the British Isles, outside this area the signal is reduced. For the reception of the BBC Olympics in some parts of Europe may be to shift the main coverage area, in other parts of the reception is difficult even for antennas of large dimensions.
Technical parameters – BBC Red Button Olympics 1 SD:
Astra 2E (28,2°E), frequency 10,773 GHz, Pol. (H), SR 22000, FEC 5/6, DVB-S/QPSK
Technical parameters – BBC Olympics 4 HD, BBC Olympics 5 HD, BBC Olympics 6 HD:
Astra 2E (28,2°E), frequency 10,862 GHz, Pol. (H), SR 23000, FEC 2/3, DVB-S2 / 8PSK
Technical parameters – BBC Olympics 7 HD, BBC Olympics 8 HD:
Astra 2E (28,2°E), frequency 10,876 GHz, Pol. V, SR 23000, FEC 2/3, DVB-S2 / 8PSK
Technical parameters – BBC Olympics , 3, 4, 5, 6, 7:
Astra 2F (28,2°E), frequency 12,422 GHz, Pol. (H), SR 27500, FEC 2/3, DVB-S/QPSK
UPC Direct Nat Geo HD in the Hungarian version
Romanian provider of ESS (Eastern Space Systems) activated a new transponder on the satellite Thor 6.
New capacity is working in DVB-S2 offers the first station in HD resolution – Nat Geo HD for subscribers of Hungarian pay-tv platform UPC Direct. UPC Direct subscribers can watch Nat Geo HD in the Hungarian version with local is. This version only broadcasts in Hungarian and English audio and is not blocked on the Czech cards UPC (Freesat). Version Nat Geo HD (National Geographic HD) for the Czech and Slovak market continues broadcasting at the frequency 11,977 GHz, Pol. (H), (SR 30000, FEC 3/4, DVB-S2 / 8PSK).
Technical parameters – Nat Geo HD (Hungary):
Thor 6 (0,8° W), frequency 11,881 GHz, Pol. V, SR 30000, FEC 3/4, DVB-S2 / 8PSK, Irdeto CA, Conax, Nagra MA
The Muscovites lose interest in programs for adults
Moscow residents rarely turn on the TV, to watch the music program or transfer to adult. These findings are contained in the research company MGTS television preferences of Muscovites from January to June 2016 year.
Watch the show for adults was almost 80% less. In the General flow telepromotion the volume of such programmes amounted to only 2%.
According to the company, viewers often prefer sports TV channels in high definition. Interest in them has grown from 40 before 60%.
Muscovites began to 10% see more of popular scientific programs and Russian films. Choose them 20% users of digital TV.
But the time, which Muscovites spend watching television, has not changed and is still average 3 hours a day. More time is spent viewing informative and sports programs, and detectives.
Broadcast package TV channels in Ultra HD format (UHD, 4K), which recently launched “Tricolor Tv”, economically feasible, since only the cost of the operator for the rental of satellite capacities will be about 2,5 million euros per year
Most players in the satellite TV market has no plans to broadcast the TV channels of ultra-high-definition, since they are in massive demand.
However, they do not exclude, that in a few years 4K will become popular, but just in case, if the producers of these channels will find a way to make them affordable.
Recall, in late July, the Russian operator NAO “National satellite company” (brand “Tricolor Tv”) first among satellite operators launched commercial operation package “Ultra HD”, in consisted of three TV channels in the format of ultra high definition – Tricolor Ultra HD, insigth UHD (company TERN, Netherlands) you Need One. Package cost — 1200 USD. in the year.
As reported a source in the telecommunications market, the formation of the UHD package, who recently appeared on the market, not economically feasible. “The costs for leasing satellite capacities will be about 2,5 million euros per year. In addition, the operator bears the costs for the rise of the signal to the satellite., the purchase of UHD content and to purchase equipment”.
The penetration of 4K TVs in Russia is very low and reaches only 1-1,5%. “The number of potential subscribers, ready to buy a package in 4K, can be from 1 before 10 th. man, and the cost of the package 1200 USD. It is extremely small, to recoup the cost of launching these channels. To sell this package at least zero profitability, you will need to increase its prices in 20 times. Therefore, project pure fashion, about any economy is not necessary to speak”.
Director of content “Tricolor Tv” Mikhail Goryachev said, it was too early to calculate the commercial efficiency of broadcasting in UHD format. “For the Russian audience it is a new format – first you need to tell him about the benefits, to give the opportunity to assess their own. Studies show, that segment of the UHD panels- the only segment in the TV market, demonstrating active growth (173%). This shows that there is demand of viewers on the content in a format ultra HD”, – he said.
Mikhail Goryachev recalled, that HD services “Tricolor Tv” were already more than 7 million subscribers. “There is nothing surprising in the fact, what “Tricolor Tv” started first in Russia commercial UHD broadcasting. According to our calculations, already in 2017-2018 gg. in Russia formed a permanent 4K audience, assuming General economic stability”, – he added.
As explained by the Vice-President of GS Group's media business and Director of the TV company “First HDTV” Mykola Orlov, 4It is a new technology, therefore, all projects, associated with it are now in the investment stage. “Like any investment project, initially the TV channels in 4K, Of course, will create losses. However, 4K technology is of interest to broadcasters and operators as a promising. Active market players, it is important not to miss the moment, when it's time to start a 4K project, to keep up with competitors”, – he said.
Competitors “Tricolor-TV” do not rush to chase the new format. “Our satellite capacity and technological platform allows you to stream channels of standard UHD, but at the moment we have no plans to include them in our packages”, – the Director of development and management of business processes GK “Orion” Elena Yachmennikova. While for Russian consumers it is important to have a quality set of channels of different genres – movie channels, with serials, sports, children's and educational.
According to Elena Yachmennikova, UHD – this is not a trend of the present time. “Massive demand these channels while use will not. This is due to the lack of subscribers the necessary reception equipment, and high cost of content, and the lack of adapted (bill) UHD content on the Russian market”, – she explained. However, it does not exclude, that 4K format will be popular in a few years, if manufacturers can find a way to make it affordable.
UHD remains a niche product in the pay-TV market, said the representative of the press service of the operator of satellite TV “NTV Plus”. According to him, the formation of a package of channels in 4K requires large expenditures: for the rental of satellite capacities, for the acquisition of relevant content, to purchase equipment, allows you to receive UHD TV. In particular, he points to the low penetration of 4K TVs.
Nikolay Orlov said, what is the target audience for a 4K television – this is at least the upper part of the middle class. “To view need an appropriate 4K TV, which is now 35-40 th. USD. This is clearly not a mass market. However, the prices of new technologies in electronics are falling very quickly. It is not excluded, that in a year or two a large part of the 4K TVs in retail will be available to the middle class”, – he says.
Representatives of PJSC “Mobile TeleSystems” yesterday did not respond to a request. Earlier the employee of the operator said, the company will consider the possibility of introducing UHD commercial operation after, how this broadcast format will be more widely spread in Russia.
Russian and international satellite operators, Vice versa, clearly see the economic benefits of the new format. They believe, what UHD, just as in HD, corner the market.
According to regional-President of the satellite operator Eutelsat SA. Nikolai Orlov, as in the case of HD TV, UHD TV will develop with sports broadcasts, movies and cultural events. “For example, we can say HD, that 4K will quickly develop in Russia. “Tricolor Tv” is a good example. The company is actively involved in the promotion of latest technologies for the benefit of subscribers”, – He stressed, Recalling, that “Tricolor Tv” in charge of educating viewers and the formation of the market 4K, as before, the satellite TV market.
Via satellite in the same transponder with the codec HEVC is already possible to transmit three TV channels in 4K. Meanwhile 20 years ago in the same transponder broadcast one analog TV channel, then 10 digital TV channels are standard quality, and today – over 20 SD channels in DVB S2 and 50 SD TV channels in the IP, compare Nikolay Orlov.
Eutelsat is interested in developing this technology. The company provides the satellite TV operators are special conditions for broadcasting 4K channels, as once for HD.
“Broadcast format UHD require more satellite capacity, therefore, satellite operators are interested in the appearance on the market of an increasing number of UHD channels”, – said the Director of the Department of infocommunication technologies and multimedia services FSUE “Space communications” (RSCC) Sergey Plotnikov. “In my opinion, the prospects of this technology is very wide, as TV manufacturers and shooting equipment actively supported the development of the 4K standard. I think, as for the pay-TV operator, it is logical to invest in improvement suggestions”, – he said.
As told by Sergey Plotnikov, TV channels in the format of UHD broadcast via satellite “Express AMU1”. “We also know, our partners are studying the economic feasibility of launching new packages in 4K, including using the capacity of the satellite “Express AMU1” and apparatus for direct TV “Express-AT1” and “Ekspress-AT2 -″. The Russian orbital satellite group allows you to broadcast TV channels of any quality, the compressed MPEG-2, MPEG-4 or HEVC”, – He said.
In particular, if the signal is compressed by MPEG-4, for UHD channel would require about 40 Mbps capacity, and for HD about 8 Mbit/s. When you use the codec HEVC for UHD broadcast a single channel is sufficient 20 Mbit/s. How many TV channels in UHD format can be broadcast through a satellite transponder depends on its width. For example, if to take as a basis the standard transponder 33 MHz, then – about three UHD TV, says Sergey Plotnikov.
The signal in 4K already passed and another Russian satellite operator JSC “Gazprom space systems” (GKS). In cooperation with ZAO “NEC Neva Communication Systems” (NEC) the company has conducted a successful test transmission via satellite “Yamal-401” TV signals in the format of UHD. Representatives of both companies assured, over time, broadcasting in UHD format will get wide distribution in Russia.