A Contribution Link or Service is a means to transport video programming by from a remote source (such as an Outside Broadcast Van) to a broadcaster’s studio or from the the Studio to a TV uplink Center or Headend (for onward distribution by DTH, Cable, Fibre etc). Such contribution links are often made by Terrestrial connections (landline, fibre etc) but the use of a satellite ‘’hop’’ provides advantages in some situations. TFmediacast provides contribution links for the occasional or fixed use of our client broadcasters. Our contribution services ensures signals reach a particular uplink station or a multiplexing platform for point to point or point to multipoint digital transmissions.
Fibre Optics links are becoming ubiquitous, and available in most urban areas. Fibre bandwidth is cheaper on the recurrent satellite bandwidth and offers greater capacity and lower latency. However In remote locations, using terrestrial links such as fibre is prohibitively expensive whereas satellites can cheaply and easily overcome the “first-mile” connectivity gaps in rural and other remote areas. A comparable Fibre Service would have to use extremely diverse routing to achieve the same availability.
A single satellite link can span a huge distance that would take a terrestrial link through many countries and commercial operators. The satellite link provides a single point of accountability whereas establishing a link and resolving service interruptions with fibre can prove difficult, especially across national borders and with multiple carriers.
With Satellites, Monitoring of the signal allows for fast and effective changes before problems affect the service. Eg uplink power may be automatically increased during adverse weather conditions. With Fibre, Global interconnects, and peering can be achieved at “Meet me” points, providing greater scale especially for Internet and IPTV content.
TFmediacast provides occasional and fixed contribution of live and recorded TV and radio signals through our uplink facilities from any location across Africa using either Satellite, or Fibre links.
TFmediacast provides satellite contribution links for the occasional or fixed use of our client broadcasters. TFmediacast’s satellite resources, and technical innovations allow us to deliver your channels to any Pay TV, Mobile TV and IPTV operator, Teleport or Satellite around the world. TFmediacast delivers highly innovative and cost effective solutions tailor-made for your specific contribution needs.
This is the delivery of TV channels, Radio channels or Playouts to specific headends, for onward distribution through Direct to Home (DTH) Satellite Broadcast, Cable TV, Fibre, Mobile TV, IPTV and the Internet. Highest quality of delivery and utmost availability of 99.9% are needed to ensure the channels do not have downtimes. Due to the physical location of the Broadcaster studios, terrestrial services may not be available to fulfill the broadcaster’s media contribution needs.
Radio contribution mostly requires a multiple of fixed 64kbps channels and represents a nonfluctuating Stream which is guaranteed by satellite.
There is a great need to have your TV channel delivered effectively to your Headend whether DTT, DTH, Mobile TV,with the highest quality of delivery and utmost availability of 99.9% and no downtimes is critical, to ensuring that audience are maintained as well as advertisers. TFmediacast Fixed Contribution services guarantees just that, while you focus on your content and growing your channel and the markets. Multiple contributors provide content to the hub. This content is ready for further distribution without any translations. Additional Software takes care of content access control. Depending on the type of contribution different modem types are applicable.
TFmediacast is a leading provider of Occasional Use services for News, Sports & special events in SD and HD having developed our ground breaking, innovative solutions. We deliver your content to every corner of the world, at any time needed.
Our Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) solution is a first of its kind, guaranteeing lowest latency, lowest uplink power and fastest set up times (up and running in 5minutes) that guarantees delivery of breaking news from anywhere within our satellite footprint. Designed from the ground up to meet with local broadcaster’s budget, power constraints and studio connectivity, the solution enables our clients to deliver breaking news and other Live News and Events as they occur real time, without all the constraints of Terrestrial networks, at the most affordable costs.
Live long Haul events, such as Sports, Political Campaigns, Music Shows, Wedding Ceremonies, Festivals and Tournaments all require best of planning, co-ordination and delivery. Together with our partners, and sister divisions, TFmediacast delivers Outside Broadcast (OB) solutions that guarantee lowest latency, lowest uplink power and fastest set up times ensuring that you deliver your content anywhere within our satellite footprint. Designed from the ground up to meet with local broadcaster’s budget, power constraints and studio connectivity, the solution enables our clients to deliver Live Sports and Events as they occur real time, without all the constraints of Terrestrial networks, at the most affordable costs
SNG vans or remote occasional contribution points sometimes benefit from satellite communication for data and voice in addition to the live content transmissions. This is critical for studio, internet and IFB communications.
Due to the possible non-continuous operation (e.g. only when the Radio News Van is in place and ready for a news flash) an occassional use system may be desired.
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