Broadcast engineering solutions company provides encoding and project management for major 4K PPV event
VAN NUYS, Calif. (July 5, 2017) – PSSI Global Services, the industry leader in worldwide broadcast engineering and event management solutions, was once again chosen by Viacom to provide satellite transmission services for their high-profile Bellator mixed martial arts (MMA) content, this time in 4K ultra-high definition for the first time in broadcast history.
Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva was broadcast live in 4K and HD to a large group of pay-per-view (PPV) distributors across the U.S. and Canada, and in 163 countries worldwide to a potential audience of over 1 billion. PSSI Global Services also provided transmission services for Bellator 180, which aired live on Spike leading into the PPV telecast. In addition, the company was on hand with multipath encoding, engineering management and project management services provided by its Strategic Television division.
In all, PSSI uplinked nine pathways from Madison Square Garden using five antennas on four uplink trucks, including the dual-dish CK25 C/Ku hybrid, which also served as an encoding hub for several pathways. The planning for this large-scale event began months ago, and Viacom contracted additional Strategic Television transmission management services to help traffic the 13 total pathways leaving Madison Square Garden.
“The depth of our fleet, engineering management capabilities and large event experience uniquely positions us as a scalable service provider,” said PSSI Global Services’ Strategic Television division vice president, Jason Land, who was on-site for the event and played an integral role in the planning efforts. “As our customers’ expectations and needs continue to expand at an unprecedented pace, we serve not only as providers, but also as partners, working together to develop solutions for complex, dynamic requirements.”
PSSI Global Services also recently acquired the Pittsburgh International Teleport, now the PSSI International Teleport, and has 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.