IPTV Case Studies
When premier TV sports channel Setanta Sports moved to their new premises in the Chiswick Business Park, they wanted to escape the constraints of their old coaxial based TV distribution system and take advantage of the Cat6 flood wired cabling infrastructure at their new premises.
As a forward looking company, they also wanted to ensure that their investment in a TV distribution system was future proofed with flexibility for reconfiguration as required, easily expanded and upgradeable to accommodate technological advances.
Klicktv proposed an IPTV solution based around Exterity products as the best option to meet Setanta’s requirements. A new data network was to be sourced as a part of the relocation project and this was specified to be multicast enabled with Power over Ethernet (POE) to support line powering of IP Telephone handsets and IPTV receivers, minimizing the requirement for the installation of additional mains outlets at telephone and TV points.
Klicktv installed two satellite antennae to receive transmissions from Astra 2 and Hotbird feeding encoding equipment in the comms room. Setanta currently stream 15 channels via 5 triadaptor encoders to numerous TV screens and PCs - the facility to view TV channels on individual PCs was identified as a key benefit of IPTV, improving the efficiency of the organization’s work process.
From this point Setanta can cater for all eventualities - when more channels are needed they can be added without disruption by simply installing the appropriate streaming equipment and when more TV screens or PCs are needed they are just connected to the nearest data network outlet.