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Appear TV demonstrates DVB-S/S2 modulator at IBC 2010

Enables digital broadcasters to modulate SD and HD streams simultaneously and
increase bandwidth efficiency by up to 30 percent.

Oslo, Norway & Amsterdam, The Netherlands – September 14, 2010

Appear TV, a global provider of next-generation head-ends for broadcast and IP
television, today launches a DVB-S/S2 modulator designed to modulate SD/HD
services on to satellite. This high density modulator is able to produce up to 2
DVB-S or DVB-S/2 modulated channels concurrently. This will help operators
make more efficient use of their available bandwidth – in some cases by up to

The DVB-S/S2 modulator takes up only one slot in a 1RU chassis, offering
satellite broadcasters both a higher rank density and lower power consumption,
compared to alternative solutions. In line with Appear TV’s goals, this modulator
can be integrated with all available modules - making it possible to combine
reception, descrambling, re-scrambling, multiplexing, as well as PSI/SI/PSIP
regeneration with the DVB-S/S2 modulator – in a single chassis. Appear TV’s
DVB-S2 modulator offers four modulation modes, has a powerful Forward Error
Correction (FEC) scheme and is backward compatible with existing DVB-S
modules. This enables operators to continue to take advantage of their existing
investment in modulation.

An optional L-band version of the DVB-S/S2 modulator will be available in a
future release.

“Appear TV has used its significant modulation knowledge, acquired since the
company’s inception in 2004, to develop a high quality modulation product to
help operators and multi-service operators to deliver content over any
infrastructure including satellite.” says Thomas Lind, Technical Sales & Support
Director, Appear TV.
“We took the decision to develop a S2 modulator that fits well with our platforms
and other modules, to further advance our leadership in providing high density,
feature rich and very high quality broadcast products. The DVB-S/S2 module
complements all the other modules in our platform to provide a perfect solution
for anyone wishing to broadcast TV channels over a satellite network”.

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Note to editors:
If you would like to book an appointment at IBC 2010 to discuss any Appear TV
solution, or have any other enquires, please visit the company’s stand (1.A59), or
contact Lyndon Johnson +44 7711 239062, or visit:

About Appear TV
Appear TV is based in Oslo, Norway. The company produces world-class
equipment that enables operators to deliver professional broadcast services to
millions of users around the globe. The company is dedicated to developing
reliable, revenue-generating and innovative solutions for operators looking to
deliver real-time content to the home. Appear TV head-ends are designed for
modularity, high density, and flexibility.

Media contact:
Tim Langridge
Marketing & Communications Manager

PR contact:
Lyndon Johnson
Platform PR
+44 (0)20 7486 4900