2013-09-17 12:36:41 - ViewSat has also announced the installation of a 9m antenna at its UK headquarters which will be used to uplink channels to the market
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 17 September, 2013: In a move that has enabled the company to effectively double its broadcast capacity in the region, ViewSat, a global provider of broadcast and transmission services for television and radio channels, today announced the launch of its second Middle East and North Africa (MENA) satellite transponder in the 7/8 degrees West orbital neighbourhood. The company also announced the installation of a 9m antenna at its UK headquarters which will be used to uplink channels to the market.
These investments have allowed ViewSat to engage with new customers hoping to expand their broadcast services into the region as well as to extend the capacity currently offered to existing MENA customers. With Middle East broadcasters accounting
for one third of ViewSat’s customer base, Awaes Jaswal, CEO of ViewSat believes the region is key to the company's overall growth.
He said, “We began pre-selling the additional capacity a month prior to the launch of the new transponder and the demand and reception have been extremely encouraging. This gives us the confidence to make such large scale investments. By identifying key areas and strategically building upon our already extensive services portfolio, we are constantly evolving our offerings to cater to regional demands. The new transponder is just the latest installment in what has been an ongoing effort over the last 8 years to establish ourselves as the provider of choice for broadcast organizations.”
Through such investments, ViewSat hopes to transform into a fully functional turn-key solutions provider with the capability to deliver end-to-end broadcast and transmission services in-house. Understanding the importance of maintaining the high Quality of Service (QoS) for its existing customers, the provider has ensured that these upgrades are implemented in a manner that doesn't affect their current services in any way.
Commenting on the company's future expansion in the region, Mr. Jaswal said, “We recently announced global availability of our highly cost effective web-streaming services for television broadcast which gives our customers the flexibility of delivering news, political content and even live broadcasts via the internet. We now have plans for the construction of an additional antenna in the region for the Eutelsat 8 West B (E8WB) satellite that will be launched in 2015. With its wider coverage and anti-jamming capabilities this satellite will help us further increase the reliability and scope of our services.”
ViewSat is one of the fastest-growing operators within the global broadcast and transmission services industry for television and radio channels. Launched in 2006 to provide digital satellite services to private broadcasters in Sub-Saharan Africa, the company is now active across the global marketplace with operations in the Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Europe and North America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Headquartered in the UK, ViewSat operates a series of satellite broadcasting platforms, supplemented with a dedicated fiber network, teleports and playout centre to provide a high-quality infrastructure for customers’ digital satellite broadcasting. Our outstanding reputation for quality and reliability has been built on consistently excellent network delivery and on the high-calibre of expertise and advice that we share with our customers. For additional information, please visit www.viewsat.eu
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