NAB 2015: Hispasat introduces SAT>IP, new 4K content

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 15 April 2015

Spanish satellite communications operator Hispasat is presenting its latest solutions for the broadcast market at NAB 2015, including the main features of the SAT>IP protocol, and premiering new content for its Ultra HD TV channel.

The SAT>IP communications protocol is aimed at transporting an audiovisual signal, received via satellite, to domestic IP networks. This protocol converts the satellite signal into an IP signal at the reception point itself, using a SAT>IP server. Indeed, this server may be incorporated into domestic facilities, either by installing it into satellite dishes, or deploying it in users' set-top boxes.

According to Hispasat, this technology makes possible to offer more efficient, high quality satellite TV services for all types of screens and devices found within the home, using networks already established in the building.

Hispasat is also revealing new content on Hispasat 4K UltraHD TV channel, as a collaboration between three companies: Slow TV, Avis Productions and Drone Madrid, who have recently joined the network. The new content includes nature documentaries, as well as short films recorded by drones adapted to 4K capturing.

The satellite operator is also presenting its latest advances on its direct-to-home (DTH) service portfolio, which focus on Easy DTH and Easy Hybrid DTH products, which provide comprehensive technological and operational solutions that facilitate DTH services launching within Hispasat's coverage.