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How do I start my own DTH Free To Air satellite tv channel?
SAT Channel can help distribute your TV and radio signal via satellites around the world. We have access to Teleport facilities to relay any video or audio signal on almost any satellite currently in operation worldwide with no risk and low operational cost.
We help to…
Launch – helping to start your channel, plan costs, satellite capacity, equipment specifications, grow strategies.
Manage – when the channel is already launched, we provide you full control via an all-in-one management system.
Support – we offer technical support 24/7 for your Satellite Channel, IPTV and OTT services.

Step-01
Ready your content.
determine which content you want to broadcast entertainment, religious or anything.
Once you define a content and broadcast system you can jump into step 2.

Step-02
Launch your channel
We provide our client with one comprehensive solution to set-up, operate and manage his satellite channel on almost any satellite currently in operation with no risk and low operational cost.

What type of channels can SAT Channel help to distribute to audiences worldwide?

Live and pre-recorded satellite channels.

Broadcast your own live and pre-recorded program.
SAT Channel provides a comprehensive solution that combines traditional channel automation, playout and branding engine into one powerful channel creation and management platform. Accompanied by tailored satellite coverage, content creation apps, storage, backup and support, our solution encompasses everything a broadcaster needs in one package. Our innovative approach to broadcastng translates into a faster channel setup and a significant decrease in operational costs, without having to compromise on quality, product capabilities and audience reach. Thanks to our advanced client server technology, our broadcasters can work remotely at the convenience of their own office.

Slide tv channels.

We talk about a satellite tv channels operating by one person
broadcasting on any commercial satellite currently in operation, for example Nilesat,Arabsat,Hotbird, Galaxy ..etc
if you don`t need to broadcast video and you only need to broadcast static slides for content such as:
• Commercial advertising.
• Information
• Education
• Text news
So, you need to start a slide tv channel.
Also, you will be able to broadcast live audio from your online radio.
More about Slide TV.

Radio channels.

As an alternative to the local terrestrial radio broadcasts.
Radio via satellite reaches all across the continent, and stations can be enjoyed in countries far from their homeland.

How many employee I will need to manage and operate my own satellite channel?
As mentioned before, it depends on your broadcasting system, Live , Pre-recorded or slide tv, in some cases you may be able to operate your channel yourself ,in other cases you may need limited or full team, as below.
  1. Live channel need for an organizational structure depends on a variety of factors.
  2. Pre recorded channel need for very limited organizational structure .
  3. Slide TV no need for any organizational structure.

What equipments are required for satellite channel?
It depends on the type of the channel, if you talk about live programs satellite channel, it will need for control room and playout center broadcast equipment vary in cost " standard-medium-low".
if you talk about pre recorded programs or slide satellite channel, no need for any equipment.

how long does it take to run my satellite channel?
To run a live programs channel, it takes approximately 2 months to supply and install the broadcast equipment to build control room.
To run a pre recorded or slide TV channel it takes maximum one week.

If I getting started with slide tv can i upgrade to video channel?
Yes, you can upgrade your slide tv channel to video channel contact our sales center and ask for upgrade your channel, it takes 2 business days to be process after making payment of upgrade.

What video formats can I work with?
You can work with all video formats (mov, mp4, mv4, avi, mpg, etc.) our transcoding system can encode your video into any format required,in addition, our broadcast system is so reliable and the video quality looks like original.

why should i choose SAT Channel to work with?
  1. All our services are completed by a professional operators.
  2. We working with different bandwidth sizes from 1.0 mbps to 3.0mbps for a very low cost,
  3. All our space segment are CBR.
  4. We offer support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

What are the steps to start channel with SAT Channel?
Choose a solution that best fit your broadcasting needs. “Live - Pre-recorded - Slide tv”.
After deciding to run, please contact our sales center to processed to run your channel.

What services does SAT Channel provide to start a FTA satellite channel?
We are global provider of broadcast over satellite solutions, SAT Channel is turnkey project provider.
SAT Channel can help distribute your TV and radio signal via satellites around the world. We have access to Teleport facilities to relay any video or audio signal on almost any satellite currently in operation across Middle East, North Africa and Europe with very cost effective solutions.
  1. We start with you from the idea, offering our technical and financial eBook feasibility study to learn you everything about your channel technically and financially, then after you are ready we provide you with total services and solutions,
  2. We dedicate space segment "frequency" for your channel on the satellite to broadcast on from 1mbps to 3mbps,
  3. We provide you with playout remote management,so you can manage and control your channel from anywhere at anytime.
  4. We offer support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.