Alliance Promotes SAT>IP As The Future Of Multi-Screen Satellite Delivery

At the 2019 NAB Show, a consortium of world leading satellite operators, device manufacturers, broadcasters and service providers called The SAT>IP Alliance updated attendees on the capabilities of the SAT>IP protocol in many of its members’ exhibit booths at the NAB convention.

The SAT>IP protocol was developed to enable SAT>IP client devices to communicate with SAT>IP servers. It is a remote tuner protocol based on existing protocols such as IP, UPnP, RTSP, HTTP, which have been complemented with extensions for satellite TV where necessary.

The group supports the use of SAT>IP technology as a way for satellite TV providers to deliver content to any TV screen, smartphone, games console or tablet in the home. SAT>IP enables a totally seamless multi-screen TV experience without using a home broadband connection. This reduces operator costs and enables advanced, multi-screen consumer services - even in locations where broadband is not reliable enough to handle live, high-definition video.

The SAT>IP Alliance includes such veteran industry players as brings Arcadyan, Eutelsat, HISPASAT, Irdeto, MaxLinear, NAGRA, Panasonic, SES, Verimatrix and Zinwell.

Thomas Wrede, President of the SAT>IP Alliance, said that the NAB show is the perfect place for satellite service providers to hear about how the SAT>IP protocol can help deliver next generation, innovative multi-screen experiences that will strongly differentiate them from competitors.

SAT>IP is currently supported by satellites covering 95% of the globe, reaching over a billion viewers and over 40 manufacturers and technology companies. The main aims of the Alliance have been to promote the use of the SAT>IP protocol throughout the industry, facilitate certification of new devices, and develop and improve the SAT>IP standard.

The SAT>IP Alliance aims to accelerate the adoption of SAT>IP in the satellite industry and push this technology to the consumer market. It promotes the use of the SAT>IP communications protocol, supports integration of CAS-to-DRM technology for distributing Pay-TV services over in-home IP networks, and facilitates product certifications.

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