Appear TV has been chosen by Telefonica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA) for the latest upgrades of its direct to home (DTH) and satellite contribution services.

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Appear TV: The Appear XC platform was chosen for the project

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 high-quality content from regional broadcasters to 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,” said José Luis García Cabrera, director of audiovisual services and platforms at TSA. “The XC platform enabled an environmentally friendly high-density deployment with no down-time, without compromising quality.”

“It is very rewarding for Appear to help TSA in 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 Sergio Renteria, sales director at Appear.

“The fantastic feedback and long-standing relationship with TSA and our oter 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 eight carriers for contribution, all equipped with Appear’s self-managed redundancy scheme. It is delivered and supported by Appear’s 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,” commented José A Arribas, satcom director of ADC. “Appear´s platform modularity allows us to easily expand its capacity to support the future needs of TSA.”