Broadcast engineering solutions company adds major satellite facility to its growing assets
VAN NUYS, Calif. (June 19, 2017) – PSSI Global Services, the industry leader in broadcast engineering and event management solutions, has acquired the Pittsburgh International Teleport. As of June 16, 2017, PSSI Global Services assumed full operation and control of the Pennsylvania-based satellite facility.
The teleport, which will now be called the PSSI International Teleport (PIT), features 50 Ku- and C-band antennas that facilitate transmissions to locations throughout the U.S. as well as Europe and Asia. The teleport also supports worldwide connectivity via fiber, IP, microwave and mobile uplink. With this transition, PSSI Global Services will continue to serve the teleport’s existing clients, and the majority of the teleport’s legacy staff will retain their positions.
Leveraging the PSSI International Teleport, PSSI Global Services will provide 24/7 support to clients across the globe, including direct-to-home (DTH), uplink, downlink and turnaround services; disaster recovery; co-location and quality control engineering; and syndicated television programming distribution services.
Also included in the acquisition is the Pittsburgh Videotech Center, a state-of-the-art, full-service studio located in downtown Pittsburgh. The facility features a fully equipped multi-camera production studio and audio recording studio with domestic and international connectivity. From this facility, PSSI Global Services will provide videoconferencing, live network news inserts, remote production capabilities and webcasting services to clients around the world.
“Our acquisition of the teleport and studio facilities will significantly enhance the depth of service we can provide our clients,” said Matt Bridges, president of the Strategic Television division of PSSI Global Services. “We are now able to directly manage projects on a broader scale, with in-house resources. This will give us greater control over our quality of service and expedite the transmission coordination process, allowing for a more efficient workflow and seamless results.”
In addition to the PSSI International Teleport, PSSI Global Services’ assets include a fleet of more than 50 uplink/production trucks as well as international flyaway systems. For more information on the company’s services and capabilities, visit http://www.pssiglobal.com.
About PSSI Global Services LLC
Since 1979, PSSI Global Services, along with Strategic Television, has specialized in the coordination, production and distribution of domestic and international programming. As the world’s leading provider of mobile satellite transmission, production and streaming services, PSSI Global Services offers a full range of fixed, mobile and international flyaway satellite systems that provide live video, audio, IP and data services worldwide. The company currently owns and operates more than 50 Ku-Band and C-Band satellite uplink/production trucks — more than any other transmission services provider — based throughout North America, as well as international and domestic C/Ku flyaway uplink systems. For more information, visit http://www.pssiglobal.com.