NOORSAT, Thomson Video Networks, CABSAT2011, BroadcastPro Middle East
Bahrain-based satellite service provider NOORSAT is powering its growth with an extensive and flexible Thomson headend technology solution. Thomson has worked with NOORSAT over the last two years to scale its operation up to a current 63 channels delivered over six transponders.
During the two-year project timeline, and as NOORSAT’s requirements have grown, Thomson’s extensible architecture has allowed the satellite operator to maintain security of service while further developing its infrastructure during continuous on-air operation.
The Thomson Video Networks installation for NOORSAT comprises a range of encoders including the ViBE EM1000 connected to NetProcessor 9030 Multiplexers, and the Thomson XMS management system. This flexible infrastructure delivers extremely efficient bandwidth and gives NOORSAT complete freedom to customize its services in response to demand.
“The ability of Thomson Video Networks to implement our requirements progressively without disrupting on-air service has been crucial to the success of the project,” said Marwan Al Tal, vice president sales and marketing for NOORSAT.
“During the development phase of the project, Thomson has consistently delivered leading-edge technology to support NOORSAT’s continual growth. The architecture we have created with Thomson’s products means we are able to adapt quickly, and customize our services to rapidly changing demands from our customers.”
NOORSAT was established in 2004 and is the first privately owned satellite service provider to the Middle East and North Africa region. Operating a fleet of five satellites and transmitting more than 200 television and radio channels, the company aims to provide solutions for both large and small broadcasters at competitive prices, through optimized space segment capacity and state-of-the-art facilities.