Hispasat taps Goonhilly to widen satellite TV distribution


Juan Fernandez Gonzalez

| 07 August 2015

Spain's satellite communications operator Hispasat has reached an agreement with British teleport owners Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) to provide television distribution services throughout Europe.

hispasat1eFor the next three years, a transponder from the Hispasat 1E satellite will provide the contracted capacity, which will be transmitted by means of one of the teleport antennas. The entire chain of transmission has been set up and will be provided by GES.

"As part of our on-going investment in our site's capabilities we are delighted to offer the broadcast uplink market an alternative, attractive route to market," said Steve Jones, commercial director at GES. "Working alongside Hispasat, with our collective experience and knowledge, we aim to make it easier for channels to get their content to their customers."

"The agreement enables us to widen our offer in Europe and provide television operators with adaptable and scalable solutions for every situation," added Ignacion Sanchis, Hispasat's chief commercial officer.

With these solutions, Hispasat aims to increase flexibility for audiovisual content producers seeking to transmit their signals, either direct-to-home (DTH) or indirectly by transporting TV channels to cable headends. In addition, it enables transmissions in both DVB-S format and DVB-S2.