M7 Group boosts broadcast efficiency with Newtec


Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – today announced its broadcast equipment has been selected by M7 Group for its new European Direct-to-Home (DTH) transmission sites.

The award-winning MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway selected by the M7 Group, comes with the latest transmission standard DVB-S2X on board, as well as Newtec’s own efficiency improvement technologies, allowing M7 Group to save bandwidth. As a dense solution, the Newtec MCX7000 saves power and rack space.

Using M7 Group’s existing capacity more efficiently enables the media company to add more channels in the best possible quality on the same satellite transponders. Viewers receiving content via Media Broadcast Satellite GmbH’s uplink in Usingen, Germany, will benefit from the new platform which is due to be installed later this year.

“Newtec’s broadcast equipment has provided us with a proven reliable and cost-effective solution for our network,” said Ron Paans, Technical Director at M7 Group. “We operate a number of brands across Europe so it is crucial we deliver uninterrupted content to viewers in high quality and we are confident the Newtec MCX7000 will enable us to do this, while also bringing important bandwidth savings without impacting quality.”

The deployment of the MCX7000s strengthens the long-standing partnership between Newtec and the M7 Group, which previously also upgraded its installed base with several Newtec M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulators including the Newtec Equalink® pre-distortion technology and Clean Channel Technology®.

Newtec’s Regional Sales Director, Europe, Thomas Eggenweiler concluded: “M7 Group has been a long-standing partner for Newtec, always working with us at the forefront of innovation to deliver high-quality content services to their customers. By choosing the Newtec Satcom technology, the M7 Group can be confident that it has a solution which will not only meet its needs today but also in the future.”

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