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TV Globo Updates SNG News Fleets With Newtec’s Broadcast Satellite Modulators


Renewed fleet enables HD news broadcasting for Brazil’s largest television network

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 25 August 2015. Newtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, today announced it has upgraded the broadcasting capabilities of TV Globo’s Satellite News Gathering (SNG) fleet.

Bart Van Utterbeeck
Bart Van Utterbeeck

TV Globo, the leading Brazilian television network, selected the M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator for the transition of its news feeds to High Definition (HD). The upgrade fits into an all HD production strategy and includes the entire SNG news fleets of the Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia TV Globo stations.

By using the futureproof and flexible design of the M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator, TV Globo secures significant bandwidth savings based on open standards. The contribution of news feeds in DVB-S2 standard with the short roll-off factors of Newtec’s Clean Channel Technology®, provides efficiency gains of up to 15%. Moreover, this new transmission scheme allows reuse of legacy IRDs.

The M6100 can be upgraded with a DVB-S2X software license to ensure further performance improvement and bandwidth reduction.

“We were searching for the most cost-effective solution for our transition to HD and the M6100 modulator has certainly delivered that,” said Leonardo Chaves, Transmission Technologies Manager at TV Globo. “The product was selected following a series of performance tests which provided very good results. We are a broadcaster adhering to open standards. That’s why the option of an upgrade to DVB-S2X was important to ensure a future-proof network.”

To combat satellite interference, the Newtec M6100 supports DVB-CID and contains the pre-defined WBU-ISOG DSNG profiles. Whereas the DVB-CID allows for ease of carrier identification in case of interference, the easy-to-use DSNG profiles reduce the risk of human error. Furthermore, in 2014 the Newtec M6100 received Anatel certification for DVB-S2X modulation schemes up to 256 APSK.

Bart Van Utterbeeck, Newtec’s VP South America, added: “We have deployed our Clean Channel Technology with short roll-off factors (5%) in combination with DVB-S2 for some time now. We are pleased that TV Globo selected our M6100 starting in DVB-S2 with a migration path to DVB-S2X”.

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About the Newtec M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator
The Newtec M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator R2.6 is the next generation modulator (DVB-S; DVB-DSNG; DVB-S2, DVB-S2X). It is best suited for Direct-to-Home (DTH), primary distribution to head-ends and contribution of television and radio content. It features the enhanced Equalink® 3 pre-distortion technology, which provides up to 15% bandwidth gain in DTH applications. Clean Channel Technology® further improves satellite efficiency by up to 15%.

About Newtec
Newtec,, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, consumer and enterprise VSAT, government and defense, cellular backhaul and trunking and mobility, offshore and maritime markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of single and multiservice applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA networks, manned and unmanned aircrafts, trains, border control, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) and maritime.

For over 30 years, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology.

Newtec is a European company founded in 1985. Through commercial offices in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 100 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.

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