The upcoming 2016 Summer Games in Rio will showcase the top athletes from around the globe as well as the cutting edge technologies that deliver this unifying event to the world.
As the media landscape continues to shift and viewers’ demands evolve, innovation takes center stage at this August’s Games, putting tomorrow’s technologies to the test.
Envisioning Intelsat EpicNG Occasional Use Services
High throughput satellite technology makes its first EpicNG play at the Games this summer, shining the spotlight on the power of a single Ku-band spot beam from Intelsat 29e, the first of our next generation satellites. The Ku-band spot beams are fully interoperable with any Ku-band and C-band wide beams across Intelsat’s Globalized Network.
Leveraging the Intelsat 29e satellite serving Latin America, for the first time in the history of the Games, next-generation high throughput satellite spot beams will be used to support Occasional Use services. As a result, media customers will be able to gather content from the venues and transport it back to their facilities, utilizing EpicNG’s high power, better economics and simpler access via smaller terminals. Intelsat EpicNG is poised to be a game changer this summer, bringing significantly more capacity to the marketplace at a much higher efficiency, allowing more customers to send higher quality, cost effective video transmissions. Continue>