Eutelsat selects ENENSYS DVB-SIS technology for UHD broadcasting in France

Monday, March 25th, 2024 

Eutelsat selects ENENSYS’ OneBeam DVB-SIS technology to broadcast UHD TV channels in France

RENNES — ENENSYS Technologies, world leader in media broadcasting solutions, is pleased to announce that Eutelsat has selected ENENSYS’ OneBeam DVB-SIS technology to deploy DTT in Ultra HD / 4K in France.

DTT broadcasting in France is being modernized in anticipation of major sporting events, in particular with France 2 and France 3 moving to Ultra High Definition (UHD). Based on the DVB-T2 standard, broadcasting in UHD/4K offers an unrivalled visual and sound experience, using the latest image quality and sound immersion technologies. All this while limiting environmental impact, with consumption reduced by a factor of 10 compared with equivalent broadcasts on a streaming service.

To achieve this, Eutelsat has adopted DVB-SIS (Single Illumination System) technology, an innovative standard to which ENENSYS has made a major contribution and implemented with its OneBeam solution. This technology makes it possible to pool satellite links to serve both DVB-T2 terrestrial transmitters (DTT) and direct-to-home (DTH) satellite homes. For France Télévisions, the solution has been deployed on the EUTELSAT 5WB satellite at 5° West to supply terrestrial DTT transmitters in France, while simultaneously serving households using the FRANSAT free-to-air DTH satellite bouquet.

Laurence DELPY, General Manager of Eutelsat’s Video Business Unit, comments: “We are honored to have been chosen by France Télévisions for the first launch of a public UHD channel and for the first deployment of the DVB-SIS standard in France. By integrating ENENSYS’ OneBeam solution, we can take a mutualized approach to our distribution strategy, feeding terrestrial and satellite networks from a single source. As a result, all viewers on French territory can enjoy 4K-quality programming, no matter where they are.”

Régis LE ROUX, CEO and founder of ENENSYS Technologies, declares: “We are delighted to contribute to the modernization of DTT in France, and to enable Eutelsat to optimize their satellite distribution network. Our OneBeam solution has been deployed internationally for 10 years, and we’re proud to install it in France for the transition to Ultra HD. Thanks to this solution, second-generation DTT networks can be deployed more quickly and at a lower cost, with a clear improvement in the viewer experience.”

Links: ENENSYS; Eutelsat; France Télévisions