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Ensuring Future-Proof
Operations While Minimising
OPEX with Newtec
Slava Frayter, Vice President of North America at Newtec, discusses the opportunities
and challenges in the North American broadcast market, and how broadcasters
can ensure their operations are future-proof, while minimising OPEX...
InBroadcast: What are the main
trends in and challenges of the
North American broadcast industry
in 2016?
Slava Frayter: From Fast News
Gathering (FNG) to fixed high-quality
content
exchange
applications,
broadcast transmission formats and
delivery methods are continuously
evolving. The adoption of new
standards aimed at producing better
user experience, drives broadcasters
to adopt their infrastructure for the
next evolution - delivery of higher
quality content. For example, the
introduction of new codecs, including
HEVC, and high-resolution formats
such as 4K Ultra-HD, and even 8K in
the future, continue to drive up the
amount and consumption of that
content on different devices with
varying resolutions.
Broadcasters are also under
pressure to get premium channels and
advertisements on-air faster than ever
before. The increasing consumption
of content on any device, at any time,
at any place, forces broadcasters
to exchange content in various,
sometimes multiple, formats across
different
transmission
channels,
including OTT, IPTV, high-quality HD,
and low-quality mobile, around the
world and in many different time
zones.
This often means many of these
networks need to upgrade their
existing infrastructure and deploy

ground platforms, while keeping in
mind operational efficiencies and
increasing cost pressure on OPEX.
InB: What is Newtec doing to
help broadcasters overcome these
challenges?
SF: Newtec's broadcast solutions
address many of the challenges today
by providing the latest advancements
in modulation technologies for
maximum flexibility and better
bandwidth utilisation. For example,
for the primary distribution market,
Equalink 3 is a linear and non-linear
pre-distortion technology designed
to compensate for the effects of
distortions caused by the satellite's
filters and amplifiers. The additional
throughput it provides equates to
up to 15% more content in a single
carrier.
Technologies like Newtec's Clean
Channel Technology and the new
DVB-S2X standard also provide
considerable
bandwidth
gains.
The DVB-S2X standard, released in
February 2014, enables very costeffective HD and 4K transmissions
through optimal MODCOD schemes,
without compromising on availability
and reliability. Improvements include
smaller roll-offs, advanced filtering
of satellite carriers and increased
granularity in MODCOD schemes. It
also features higher order modulation
(64/128/256APSK) support, linear
and non-linear MODCODs, better

To be successful, broadcasters must embrace the multiservice era

implementation of MODCODs and
wideband support, as well as very low
Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) support
for mobile applications, channel
bonding, and additional standard
scrambling sequences to mitigate
co-channel-interference.
Compared to DVB-S2, DVB-S2X
results in an efficiency gain of between
15% and 30% in a typical distribution
network, increasing up to 51% in
selected contribution networks. This
exceeds the results from proprietary
systems available today.
The DVB-S2 multistream feature
allows users to aggregate multiple
video transport streams into a single
satellite carrier, supporting, for
example, multi-camera contributions
to central studio. This eliminates the
need for expensive outside broadcast
(OB) vans on-site for video production,
allowing video editing to be done at
the central studio.
All these technologies are embedded
in Newtec's modulators, like the
M6100 or MCX7000, where DVB-S2X
and many other options are available
as an upgrade via a simple software
key.
InB: In addition to reducing OPEX,
what else should broadcasters do
to ensure success in the current
marketplace?
SF: In order to be successful,
broadcasters need to embrace the
multiservice era. With a variety of
formats and services to support on
a reduced budget, the need for a
single flexible, scalable and efficient
multiservice platform continues to
grow.
Our solution for that is Newtec
Dialog - a single scalable multiservice
IP-based platform for Multiservice
Broadcast (MSBC) operations, that has
already been adopted and deployed
by many broadcast networks around
the world. It is based on a single
future-proof all-IP transport layer
and supports video, voice, data,
and broadband services on a single

infrastructure, while different linear
and non-linear broadcast workflows
can run simultaneously through
shared infrastructure, operating staff,
and space segment.
The platform addresses OPEX and
CAPEX challenges by supporting the
most efficient forward and multiple
return modulation technologies, while
providing flexibility and scalability
of operations. In addition to that,
Newtec Dialog enables full automation
of broadcast workflows and effective
usage of available hardware and
bandwidth resources. An intelligent
resource scheduling and automation
engine reduces costs, saves time,
reduces operational failures, and
allows broadcasters to rapidly enable
new services as the market evolves.
InB: Aside from broadcast,
what other areas should service
providers be looking to invest in?
SF: The other area we will see
continued growth in is highthroughput satellites (HTS) and,
more specifically, mobility. For the
last few years, cruise ships and super
yachts have been pushing the limits
of existing satellite platforms. With
thousands of users onboard, some of
these vessels are like floating cities,
consuming hundreds of megabits of
bandwidth as they move around the
world.
With more satellites in the
pipeline dedicated to maritime and
aero markets and technological
advancements on the ground, all
this creates great opportunities
for satellite operators and service
providers to capitalise on the growing
market segment.
Newtec Dialog's 1.3 mobility release
will be ready to address this demand
with new features including DVB-S2X
on the forward link, Layer 2 bridging,
mobility manager, beam switching,
and more.
InB: Thank you for taking time to
answer our questions.


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