On High-Speed Technology Orbits. This was the major slogan of the joint exhibit arranged by the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), Russia’ national satellite operator, and Eutelsat Communications, the leader of the European satellite services market. The exhibit was set up at thе CSTB-2013 exhibition and forum, held at the Crocus Expo from 29 through 31 January 2013. The exhibit featured digital satellite TV services that will be available in the near-term on the basis of Ka-band resources and Ultra HDTV standard. These technologies were the subject of reports that leaders of the Russian market presented to the Round Table participants. The Round Table debated current issues of TV and radio digitalization in the Russian Federation. Prof. Mark Krivosheev was the guest of honor at the RSCC stand. He was excited about content presentation in Ultra HDTV and took an active part in the discussion of prospective satellite TV-radio broadcasting formats.
On the opening day of the CSTB, RSCC General Director Yuri Prokhorov attended the Round Table to discuss topical issues of TV development in Russia. In his brief report he noted that ‘RSCC satellites address the task of delivering digital packages of federally available content up to regional transmitting centers of the Russian TV&Radio Network across the territory of the Russian Federation’. He reported on the status of new satellite programs that are being currently implemented. In his words, ‘Work is nearing completion on two satellites, Express-АМ5 (140 deg E) and Express-АМб (53 deg E). They are scheduled for launch in late 2013. In 2014 two more satellites are planned to be orbited under the Federal Target Program, Development of TV & Radio Broadcasting. They are Express-АМ7 (40 deg E) and «Express-АМ8» (14 deg W).
These new RSCC assets have been the subject of considerable interest among the participants and guests. They will be offering great service opportunities, including in such areas as advanced digital broadcasting and broadband Internet access anywhere in the Russian Federation. The plan is to provide next-generation digital satellite services using standard HDTV in Ка-band.
Prof. Mark Krivosheev was the guest of honor at the RSCC stand. He was excited about content presentation in Ultra HDTV and took an active part in the discussion of prospective satellite TV-radio broadcasting formats. The participants were unanimous in that the Ultra HDTV format will soon become the main vector for satellite-supported TV worldwide. The new RSCC satellites, scheduled for launch in the 2013-2014 timeframe, will support the building of the requisite space infrastructure for the new format services.
During the CSTB-2013, a ceremony took place at which the 4th national award in the field of multi-channel TV, called The Big Digit, was presented. The RBC TV channel was given the RSCC award, For Satellite TV Advancement.