The sky has no limits for Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales

Bringing premium quality content home with Appear

Oslo, Norway, Appear TV, a leading provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and streaming, is pleased to announce that Telefonica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA), international provider of services to broadcasters, turned to Appear for their latest upgrades of their direct to home (DTH) and satellite contribution services.

In order to exceed customers’ expectations by delivering exceptional uptime and quality whilst offering future upgradeability, TSA decided to deploy the Appear XC Platform including its high bandwidth and high capacity modulator. With a large footprint and as a significant operator, the solution needed to be reliable and flexible in order to deliver a best of breed high quality content from regional broadcasters to their subscribers.

“Our customers expect us to deliver the highest level of uptime. In addition, we want to reduce our CO2 footprint by reducing requirements for rack space, cooling and power consumption,” says Mr. José Luis García Cabrera, Director of Audiovisual Services and Platforms at Telefonica Servicios Audiovisuales. “The XC Platform enabled an environmental-friendly high-density deployment with no down-time, without compromising quality.”

“It is very rewarding for Appear to help TSA delivering the highest level of robustness and integrity in their satellite transmissions to millions of subscribers and corporate customers. Our satellite modulators have been really successful in the market with our offer of density, redundancy and upgradeability to the newest standards like DVB-S2X or BISS CA,” said Mr. Sergio Renteria, sales director at Appear. “The fantastic feedback and long-standing relationship with TSA and other of our Tier 1 customers around the globe show that our modulators deliver an excellent performance under the toughest requirements.”

The solution features 17 carriers of DTH delivery, as well as 8 carriers for contribution, all equipped with Appear’s self-managed redundancy scheme. It is delivered and supported by Appears long standing business partner ADC in Madrid, Spain. ADC installed and integrated the XC Platform at TSA’s Satellite Communication Center, where ADC has upgraded the terrestrial stations in order to support the new transmission needs. “Our objective was to deliver a trustable and easy-to-operate platform to TSA” comments Mr. José A. Arribas, Satcom Director of ADC, “Appear´s platform modularity allows to easily expand its capacity to support the future needs of TSA”. ADC delivers end-to-end projects for satellite and broadcast communication.

About Appear TV:

Appear TV, based in Oslo, Norway, is dedicated to designing and producing world class equipment and solutions for the delivery of professional video services. The company’s mission is to deliver unique products that open up new opportunities for video distribution. We work closely with our customers to ensure that we are at the forefront of technology and at the same time offer user friendly products.