Presented at an invitational ceremony and luncheon on Tuesday, March 13 at SATELLITE 2012 in Washington DC. View the Photos
Independent Teleport Operator of the Year
Jordan Media City
Jordan Media City is a Free Zone broadcast facility based in Jordan. With 25 transponders on a range of satellites including ArabSat, NileSat, Yahsat, Hot Bird and AsiaSat 1A, JMC has established itself as a leader in providing DTH TV and radio services, standard definition in MPEG 2 and 4 as well as high definition in MPEG 4. JMC hosts a large playout Center originating 80 TV channels using Harris servers and Harmonic Pebble Peach automation system. In addition, JMC hosts two large studios (600 Square meters each) for drama and other productions, and two small studios ideal for interviews.
Teleport Executive of the Year
President and COO of Encompass Digital Media
Encompass Digital Media is the product of a series of acquisitions and strategic alignments by Mr. Tillson and Encompass CEO Simon Bax, beginning with the purchase of Andrita Studios in Los Angeles. Moving rapidly, the venture-funded team acquired Crawford Communications near Atlanta from its legendary owner, Jesse Crawford and the content distribution assets and business of Ascent Media to create a teleport operator and digital media services company with a global footprint. The company has also expanded its horizons beyond sports, media and entertainment by launching a government solutions unit that provides commercial satellite communications services for civilian government and military sectors including federal, state and local agencies.
Teleport Technology of the Year
NS3™ from NovelSat
NovelSat’s NS3 satellite communication bandwidth optimization technology offers spectral efficiency based on new satellite modulation technology that boosts bandwidth over DVB-S2. NS3 increases satellite bandwidth capacity by 20%-78% and 55%-110% over current DVB-S2 and DVB-S standards, respectively. NS3 has made significant contributions to delivery of video and data, providing more bandwidth from the same space segment. NS3™ is an agnostic technology which applies to all satellite communication types (C, Ku, Ka, X) and segments (Video Contribution and distribution, data, cellular backhaul, defense and more) in this huge addressable market.
SES, was the underwriter of the 2012 Teleport Awards for Excellence Ceremony and Luncheon. SES is a leading telecommunications satellite operator with a global fleet of 44 geostationary satellites that can reach 99% of the world’s population. In addition to our satellites being the world's leading television distribution platform we also deliver services as diverse as broadcasting, internet access, data transmission and business and government communications to customers worldwide. SES operates mainly through SES ASTRA and SES WORLD SKIES, and holds participations in satellite operators QuetzSat, Ciel, O3b Networks, YahLive, as well as in a number of satellite service provision companies.