Foccus Digital Provided Belden Cable for SKY Jaguariúna Broadcast Center in Brazil

Foccus Digital provided Belden Cable for the new SKY transmission center in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The broadcast center will support the operations of DIRECTV in South America.

Foccus Digital said $1.3 billion investment will be used to support current and future services of SKY, serve as a data center and support the expansion of VOD services. The broadcast center has new transmitting and receiving antennas and will include the launch of a new satellite called SKY B1.

Jaguariúna will begin operating in the second quarter of 2016 in time for the transmission of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Belden was the only brand of cable technically approved by SKY’s engineering staff for the project. Foccus Digital delivered nearly 62 miles of Belden cables for digital video and audio applications to support the entire project infrastructure.

The Jaguariúna Broadcast Center will be one of the largest and most modern broadcast facilities in Latin America. SKY today offers between 230-250 channels and it is expected that this new investment will effectively triple their capacity and provide critical redundancy. 

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