TV TEM, an affiliate of TV Globo, has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat Communications (Paris:ETL) for capacity on its EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite to distribute its programming within its concession region in the São Paulo state.
The partnership has enabled TV TEM to seamlessly migrate its feeds from traditional C-band (3.7 GHz to 4.2 GHz) to Planned C-band (4.5 GHz to 4.8 GHz) on the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite, allowing for the clearing of the traditional C-band frequencies for 5G deployment in Brazil. TV TEM has the widest coverage area in the State of São Paulo with 318 municipalities within a region of 8.3 million inhabitants, around 49% of the population of the upstate of São Paulo State.
The operation took place under Eutelsat’s ‘Planned C-Band’ solution, developed to offer Brazilian broadcasters a simple procedure to adapt or replace equipment and repoint antennas to the orbital 65°W position, with some 300 sites completing the migration in less than 45 days.
Commenting on the contract, Rodrigo Campos, Managing Director of Eutelsat do Brasil, said the company is delighted to welcome TV TEM to EUTELSAT 65 West A. The firm’s ‘Planned C-Band’ solution offers a seamless and cost-effective proposition for Brazilian broadcasters required to migrate their signals out of the lower end of the C-band spectrum, while offering them unparalleled coverage of the Brazilian market.
Ewerton Maciel, Technology Director of TV TEM, added that the company has a robust satellite operation with a diversity of transmitting sites and automatic power control to serve viewers demanding a premium service with the highest reception quality. Eutelsat has perfectly understood the regulatory and technological challenges of this migration, and TV TEM is pleased to rely on them as the company’s partners.