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ICAN BROADCASTING SERVICES™
[ABS]



SATELLITE TV

TV Distribution

    African Broadcasting Services (ABS) TV will be distributed throughout Africa via SatLink Communications, which offers the most comprehensive, cost effective and suitable solutions. SatLink is a world leader in quality TV distribution as we deliver content to every corner of the world. Their Global Satellite and fiber network allow ABS to distribute its content easily directly to home viewers (DTH), contribution to Cable operators and IPTV platforms in every corner of Africa. SatLink operates its own MCPC (Multiple Channel Per Carrier) digital satellite transmission platforms on the most popular broadcast satellites around the world delivering satellite TV distribution at the highest level. In addition, we will be able provide capacity on any satellite around the world. All our digital platforms will support conditional access (CA) and transmission delay applications.

    The different satellite teleport sercives include:
    • Global TV Channel Distribution: Reach any desired audience over satellite, fiber networks and IP or join Satlink’s own Digital platforms. We ensure your channel will reach its target audience in every corner of the world.
    • Occasional Use Services: Over 100 earth stations in a strategic location enable global distribution of News, Sports and Special Events
    • Play Out Facilities: Fully managed Playout & remote Playout systems, Encryption Services, Promo & Advertising Insertion and Channel Time Delay
    • State-of-the-art teleport facilities: We provide our satellite teleport services with advanced digital Master Control Room (MCR) for High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) transmission services, and HD and SD production services.
    • IPTV, Web Streaming and Media Analysis: Digital IP transmission infrastructure delivers IPTV and Web Streaming around the world. With 24/7 added value automated, remote content media analysis tools, broadcasters can analyze their channels’ content alongside those of their competition. 
    Fiber Optic


    SatLinkSatLink Communications provides also TV Distribution services through global fiber optic transmission solutions provide the highest quality fiber ASI/SDH and IP/SDH technologies with complete and full redundancy. The fiber Points of Presence (POP) are located at the global broadcast industry’s most heavily trafficked focal points. Communications provides also TV Distribution services through global fiber optic transmission solutions provide the highest quality fiber ASI/SDH and IP/SDH technologies with complete and full redundancy. The fiber Points of Presence (POP) are located at the global broadcast industry’s most heavily trafficked focal points.

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    ABS will provide production services to film concerts and sports and transmit them live to every corner of the world. We will use multi camera productions of up to 12 HD or SD cameras including live transmission througout the Africa continent.

    ABS TV - Africa

    ABS Satellite TV will subscription-free though customers will have to pay $200 for a satellite dish and set-top box plus installation. The programs will include, but not limited to:

    • Family
    • Movies
    • News
    • Sports
    • Music
    • Other
    The programs will be broadcast in the following languages:

    • English
    • French
    • Swahili
    Satellite Van

    Established in 1984, UK-based Megahertz Broadcast Systems is one of the world’s premier independent broadcasting systems integrators. MHz has

    completed turnkey projects for some of the world’s leading broadcasters, telecommunication and digital media companies. It has constructed sophisticated fixed HD broadcast facilities as well as providing the “best of breed” Outside Broadcast Vehicles. Megahertz is a subsidiary of Canadian technology integration company, AZCAR Technologies Incorporated.

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    Satellite TV Studio

    The new Satellite TV Studio will be designed and installed by Netvue.Netvue is an independent systems integrator, specialising in IPTV technology. The company designs, supplies and installs IPTV streaming systems, together with Video on Demand servers and dynamic Digital Signage.

    Audio Suite at The Farm Group, with IPTV on left-hand display screen As a specialist in its field, Netvue caters for the growing demand for distribution of TV and video over standard Ethernet IT networks. Our expertise in IPTV sets us apart from dealers and general AV contractors, providing our clients with the guarantee of independent advice and reliable installations.

    Netvue was founded in 2005 when its founder Jonathan Rackowe saw that the convergence of TV with IT technology would radically change the way TV was distributed. We have successfully supplied and installed IPTV solutions for many different businesses across a range of market sectors. Netvue's IPTV streaming systems can distribute any combination of live broadcast TV, encoded video channels, Video on Demand and