PSSI Global Services Preps Satellite Transmission Services for Busy College Football Season
PSSI Global Services is busy preparing its fleet of more than 40 trucks and uplink systems for what will be its busiest football season to date. PSSI will provide live transmission services for the 2016 college football season for major networks, including CBS, CBS Sports, FOX, FOX Sports Networks, ESPN, ESPN News, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, and SEC Network, as well as DirecTV’s Mobile Studio.
Some networks have chosen PSSI to provide cutting-edge multi-channel transmission services. PSSI has helped pioneer the transmission protocols for at-home productions, a highly specialized approach to multiplexed signals. Among many recent research and development breakthroughs of the last year, PSSI is now able to transmit 10 channels on a single satellite transponder — far surpassing what was previously known to be an absolute limit of data throughput. With this and other engineering achievements under its belt, PSSI has committed to being the foremost provider of 10-channel satellite transmissions for broadcasters throughout the college football season.
With the largest fleet of mobile satellite trucks in the United States, PSSI has now rolled out an aggressive plan to continue to enlarge and upgrade its C-Band and multiplexing-capable trucks to be ready for this 2016 football season. PSSI will now have the largest multi-channel fleet countrywide, with at least 12 at-home-ready C-Band trucks.
“PSSI is one of the only satellite transmission companies with this level of resources and expertise,” says Rob Lamb, president at PSSI. “If you watch college football, chances are you’ve experienced PSSI’s game-changing transmission capabilities. Needless to say, we’re looking forward to showcasing new, groundbreaking technology this season as the primary satellite transmission company for college football nationwide.”
In close collaboration with Intelsat, PSSI has also begun equipping its fleet with PRISM, a revolutionary technology that allows simultaneous transmission of two-way data via satellite, providing Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and accelerated high-speed IP data. PRISM also offers seamless connectivity to the IntelsatOne fiber network that feeds directly to hundreds of nodes at networks and studios across the globe.
In addition to growing its multi-channel fleet, PSSI has added to its unsurpassed stock of digital encoders, decoders, transport stream processors, fiber TX/RX sets, multi-viewers and HD distribution amplifiers.