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KDDI to beam Olympics with Intelsat EpicNG


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KDDI to beam Olympics with Intelsat EpicNG

Message par Galvane le Ven 3 Juin - 9:14

KDDI to beam Olympics with Intelsat EpicNG

   Gabriel Miramar-Garcia
   | 03 June 2016

Japanese telco KDDI is using Intelsat’s next-generation high throughput satellite platform, EpicNG, to provide regionalised, video contribution and backhaul services at the upcoming Rio Olympics.

Intelsat An Epic Evolution of Games Using Intelsat 29e at 310˚ East, the broadcaster’s breaking news will be carried from Rio via Intelsat EpicNG. Intelsat will support KDDI’s contribution services for a Tier 1 global media customer via a regionalised C-band beam from Intelsat 29e, enabling more cost-efficient transmission of high definition (HD) video signals from sports venues at the Games to the International Broadcast Centre in Rio de Janeiro.

“The ability of Intelsat EpicNG to deliver more megabits per megahertz enables us to provide more efficient, high quality, video contribution services for our leading media customers,” said Ikuo Mochizuki, GM, media sales department, KDDI. “By providing lower cost, HD video transmission solutions, we are able to differentiate our services offerings to our subscribers. We are leveraging the efficiencies generated by the Intelsat EpicNG platform to grow our business.”

“Our network has supported every Games since 1968 and we continue to innovate and work closely with our media customers to ensure that we deliver the most immersive, compelling experience to viewers regardless of location,” added Terry Bleakley, regional vice president, Asia Pacific, Intelsat. “Intelsat EpicNG is poised to be a game changer this summer, bringing high power and better economics that will enable our customers to extend their reach in a much more efficient manner. We look forward to working closely with KDDI to bring the spirit of the Games into millions of homes across the Asia Pacific.”

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