SES introduces IP-based satellite reception technology

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly ©RapidTVNews | 28-04-2012

Satellite operator SES and leading industry partners have announced the introduction of SAT-IP, a new IP-based satellite reception technology.

SAT-IP demodulates and converts satellite signals to IP for further in-home distribution to any IP-enabled device. The SAT-IP communications protocol is established as a new standard for satellite in-home distribution. It was presented to more than 200 industry experts from consumer electronics manufacturers to broadcast platform operators at the SES annual two-day conference Industry Days.
In a SAT-IP environment, IP-enabled devices such as tablets, PCs, laptops, smartphones, connected TVs, game consoles and media players will be able to receive satellite programming.
According to SES, this also will help consumers to watch TV programmes on different devices and screens.
SES hopes SAT-IP will become an open standard that allows manufacturers to realise innovative distribution solutions. The first SAT-IP based products are scheduled to be available later this year.