by david.nunes

Nine Network Australia upgrades Satellite network with newtec

Modulators, Demodulators, Multistream and Aggregators Deployed to Maximize Efficiency on a Full 54MHz Leased Optus D1 Ku Band Transponder at 160°E

SYDNEY, Australia, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 16 June 2014.  Nine Network Australia has deployed several of Newtec’s solutions in order to boost efficiency in its satellite network, allowing 64% more data rate throughput.

A large order of Newtec’s broadcast satellite modulators and demodulators, designed for broadcast contribution, DSNG and distribution applications over satellite, has now been deployed across the Nine Network, which is one of the highest-rating television networks in Australia. The upgrade, supplied via Newtec’s Australian partner Lumina Broadcast Systems, is fully compliant with DVB-S2 and utilizes Newtec’s Clean Channel Technology® and Multistream® technology. Multistream allows Nine to aggregate independent transport streams into a single satellite carrier.

If I think back to a time before upgrading the lower half of our Ku Band leased transponder we operated two carriers totalling 45Mbps throughput in an occupied bandwidth of 27MHz. Compare this to now in the same occupied bandwidth we achieve two carriers totalling 74Mbps throughput. This improved throughput is a lot more than we could have achieved with the older DVB-S technology,” said Geoff Osborne, Engineering Development Manager at Nine Network.

Newtec and Nine Network have a long history of working together to optimize satellite efficiency and Osborne said a strong rapport, value added services, reliability and post sales support influenced Nine Network Australia’s decision to opt for Newtec’s new technologies.

I have been working closely with engineers from Newtec for more than 15 years personally. In fact in some instances Newtec technology installed back at the start of our relationship is still operating perfectly,” said Osborne. ”As time is often short, the best thing is having Newtec available to help design and plan options for the best topology and upgrades for our network. Giving our viewers the widest choice and greatest quality, using the satellite capacity we lease in the most effective way, is top priority.”

Newtec’s solutions are designed to have a multitude of advantages including lower operational costs, highest bandwidth efficiency, guaranteed interoperability with DVB receivers, high versatility and flexibility as well as a future-proof design combining video and IP technologies.

Working together with Nine Network Australia has been fantastic and we are pleased to have delivered a great boost to the efficiency of their satellite operations with our solutions. Long-term relationships are very important to us and that’s why delivering a good after and pre-sales support is so important,” said Dave Suffys, Sales Support Manager at Newtec. 

About Newtec
Newtec, www.newtec.eu, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, IP trunking and backhauling, consumer and enterprise VSAT and government and defense markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of single and multiservice applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for cellular backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA networks, manned and unmanned aircrafts, border control and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

For over 29 years, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology.

Newtec is a European company founded in 1985. Through commercial offices in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 80 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.

About Nine Network Australia
The Nine Network is a leading television network throughout Australia with operations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide as well as in regional Northern New South Wales (through its ownership of NBN) and Darwin as well as agreements with other regional operators.

The Nine Network’s content includes a combination of strong locally produced programs and exclusive international content arrangements including news, current affairs, sporting events, entertainment and lifestyle programs.
The Nine Network broadcasts leading shows including The Voice, The Block, Big Brother and leading sports broadcasting content from the National Rugby League and Cricket Australia.

The Nine Network’s primary channel (Channel Nine) is complemented by two secondary digital channels: GO! and GEM.


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