Africa Market Briefing 2013 - Page 17

m3sat_m3sat 30/10/2013 09:47 Page 2 COMPANY CONTRIBUTION Satellite, fibre and worldwide connectivity services: M-Three Satcom M-Three started its operations in 2004, with an innovative and experienced group of managers, with long-term goals in the broadcast and satellite market. Initially focused on top level DTH services as one of the few independent Hot Bird 13° E platforms in Europe, quickly the team increased the capacity through a number of digital platforms on other orbital positions and a wide range of services for broadcasters, such as Outside broadcast solutions, System Integration and turnkey solutions for fibre and satellite distribution and contribution. Continuous investments in research and development, human resources and innovative infrastructure solutions, allow M-Three to offer state of the art services, with standard or customised solutions for every need in connectivity, analogue to digital audio/video/data distribution and production facilities. M-Three’s main asset is – together with long term commitment to Eutelsat for a number of prime position transponders - two Teleports, situated in Milan and Rome, strongly connected to the worldwide Interoute network. The two facilities supply around-theclock turnkey services and share with clients and partners a number of Uplink stations with full redundant solutions for Pan-European coverage. M-Three provides from its facilities, or through complete head end and uplink systems installed directly in clients premises, permanent or occasional use capacity and services on satellites with worldwide coverage, and allows access and signal distribution in every country with customised solutions. The Group commitment to worldwide digital switch From the beginning of the switch from analogue to digital in Italy and in Europe, the group played a primary role in the implementation of new systems for regional Elber – Telsat – M-Three Satcom – [email protected] Africa Cast, From 12th to 14th November 2013 Cape Town Convention Centre, South Africa Booth 17 - 18 and national TV, and for radio networks. With the development and the progress of digitalisation in the rest of the world, the three partners are more and more involved in international projects for DTT, DAB and satellite distribution. The group approach to various projects is based on focusing dedicated ‘task forces’ for all crucial aspects, from frequency and coverage planning, to technical resources allocation and projecting, and to the implementation and post-sales support, direct on site support or through local partners. From head-end and compression system, through efficient satellite and terrestrial contribution networks, to local DTT distribution systems, the solutions proposed allow broadcasters to benefit from a one-stop shop where all elements are combined in a simple and clear project, with no possibility to overlap or mismatch any part of the solution and with a total guarantee of success. The group is currently involved in a number of international projects including in Eastern Europe, South America and in the African area and is increasing its commercial presence in all areas through partners and branch offices. The activity is oriented to support the creation from scratch of a network in emerging broadcast markets or to the update of existing networks. The team will be present at leading international trade shows around the world, attending as an exhibitor the forthcoming AfricaCast in Cape Town and subsequent events in Vietnam, India and US. AFRICA Briefing 17