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Casablanca Online Successfully Enables Live Broadcasts of Copa America with SES and Newtec Dialog

11/09/2019

Casablanca Online Successfully Enables Live Broadcasts of Copa America with SES and Newtec Dialog

MORUMBI STADIUM, S O PAULO, Brazil, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 10 September 2019 - Casablanca Online, a leading Brazilian SNG and service provider, provided IP connectivity to broadcasters' outdoor production teams during the 2019 Copa America football event this summer.

Broadcasters are often faced with unstable connectivity whilst covering live events. In order to ensure a stable service, Casablanca Online sought a reliable and cost-effective solution.

Based on Newtec Dialog , SES's OU Flex product combines live video transmission and IP connectivity via satellite to enable both data and video applications for Occasional Use (OU) services. It was installed for Casablanca Online - which has a fleet of more than 20 Outside Broadcast (OB) trucks - at the Morumbi Stadium, S o Paulo where the opening game of the Copa America between Brazil and Bolivia was held.

This enabled a two-way connection between the stadium and the studio, providing greater flexibility to facilitate remote production and distribute video content to online platforms. As a result, Casablanca Online was able to provide guaranteed and glitch-free internet connectivity over a 40/40 Mbps bidirectional link, allowing the field teams to operate optimally.

While our OB trucks are equipped to carry out video contributions, we also require IP connectivity which often involves installing a leased line, said Alex Pimentel, CEO at Casablanca Online. This is expensive and quite often of a low quality. Leveraging Newtec Dialog, the SES OU Flex solution completely transformed our operations, bringing dynamic bandwidth allocation which enabled high-quality IP connectivity alongside efficient content delivery.

The OU Flex solution was integrated into Casablanca Online's existing Satellite News Gathering (SNG) trucks via an MDM3310 broadband modem. This required significantly less investment compared to other technologies.

Live event coverage poses significant challenges to broadcasters when it comes to meeting viewers' expectations, said Steve Bisenius, VP Regional Sales Engineering at SES Video. Instantaneous access to information, a high-quality picture and the ability to watch anywhere, on any device are becoming standard requirements - and OU Flex addresses these needs in a cost-efficient way.

The capabilities of OU Flex are enabled by Newtec Dialog which provides a choice of three return technologies - TDMA, SCPC and Mx-DMA , Newtec's unique technology which combines the best qualities of TDMA and SCPC.

With Newtec Dialog and SES OU Flex, broadcasters have a very flexible solution that enables reliable broadcasts and reduces overall costs, , said Bart Van Utterbeeck, VP South America at Newtec. Scalability in geography and volume is also enabled by the IP-based transmission, creating endless options for content contribution and distribution across the globe.

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About Newtec Newtec, www.newtec.eu, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, consumer and enterprise VSAT, government, cellular backhaul and trunking and mobility, offshore and maritime markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of single and multiservice applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for cellular backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA and oil and gas networks, aircrafts and vessels.

Since 1985, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology.

Newtec is a European company headquartered in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. Through additional commercial offices in Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 100 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer's needs worldwide.

About Casablanca Online Casablanca Online, www.casablancaonline.com.br, was founded in 1981 with a focus on the supply, installation and service support for radio and television broadcasting equipment. Since then Telemedia has evolved into a broad-based media broadcast facility providing a sophisticated and versatile product range. Our strategy to invest in infrastructure ensures that we have acquired state-of-the-art equipment in Satellite transmission, radio and television signal distribution, microwave and SNG services, studio production services to mention a few of our areas of expertise.

About SES SES (Euronext Paris: SESG) is the world's leading satellite operator with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). It provides a diverse range of customers with global video distribution and data connectivity services through two business units: SES Video and SES Networks. SES Video reaches over 355 million TV homes, through Direct-to-Home (DTH) platforms and cable, terrestrial, and IPTV networks globally. SES Video delivers a full suite of innovative end-to-end value-added services for both linear and digital distribution, and includes the ASTRA satellite system, which has the largest DTH television reach in Europe. SES N
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