Zon chooses Appear TV

September 30, 2013 11.13 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Portuguese operator Zon Multimedia has chosen Appear TV scrambling and multiplexing for satellite infrastructure upgrade.

The installation, which is scheduled to go live in late 2013, is being managed by Satcab, the Appear TV Portuguese business partner.

“The flexibility and high-density of the Appear TV scrambling solution made it an ideal choice as the scrambling solution for our upgraded satellite broadcast infrastructure,” says José Pascoal, planning and engineer director, Zon.

“We already use Appear TV head-ends for our RF network, so we understand the advantages of the company’s modular design philosophy. We look forward to Appear TV’s scrambling and multiplexing solutions playing an important part in our state-of-the-art infrastructure upgrade.”

The project is fully redundant (1+1) and has been fulfilled through populating Appear TV chassis’ with Appear TV designed and manufactured high-density scrambling and multiplexing modules. The chassis’ are situated at the ZON main head-end. Four statistical multiplexers input to the scrambling modules that encrypt the Zon satellite TV offering secured with Nagra Aladin Conditional Access after which the multiplexers process PSI/SI and re-multiplex the Transport Stream.

“Our flexible head-end architecture meant that we could easily meet ZON’s specific requirements for a bespoke scrambling and multiplexing solution,” said Carl Walter Holst, CEO, Appear TV.

“I’m delighted that we are able to extend our relationship with Zon and look forward to the Appear TV solutions going live for this mission critical task delivered by our highly professional, long-term business partner Satcab.”