December 6, 2018, Moscow, Russia – The RT Channel has provided live broadcasts from the recent G20 summit in Argentina. The channel has relied on technical support of the communications operator Romantis LLC, using the RSCC’s Express-AM8 spacecraft (14 deg W). The unique coverage area of the satellite enabled direct, single hop broadcast contributions from Buenos Aires to Russia, avoiding double hop transmissions from Europe.
Ksenia Drozdova, RSCC Deputy General Director for Business Development, says: “The unique configuration of the Express-AM8 beams creates ample opportunities for users in Latin America to transmit HD / Ultra HD video with minimal signal delay.”
Director of the RT TV Channel IT and Communications Directorate Alexander Galauz: “Express-AM8 is the only Russian satellite that has the configuration enabling RT to efficiently organize high-speed information bridges between Russia and Latin America. Thanks to well-coordinated work with our partners, we were able to conduct real-time high-quality broadcasts.”
In the words of Romantis LLC Director General Dmitry Belyaev: “During the broadcasts, we provided round-the-clock technical support of the RT channel specialists, including the deployment of mobile satellite stations. The stations were monitored using the equipment of our company’s remote monitoring center in Brazil.”
The G20 Summit was held in Argentinean capital Buenos Aires from November 30 to December 1. The participants of the G-20 are the 20 countries with the largest national economies – Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Great Britain, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Canada, China, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, USA, Turkey, France, South Korea, South Africa, Japan and the European Union.
The Russian Satellite Communication Company (RSCC) is the Russian satellite operator whose spacecraft provide a global coverage. RSCC provides a full range of communications and broadcasting services via its own satellite fleet of 12 up-to-date satellites and terrestrial infrastructure: video distribution and contributions, DTH-services, presidential and government applications, broadband access and Internet, IP trunking and cellular backhaul, mobility solutions for vessels and others.
The RSCC satellites are positioned along the geostationary orbit from 14 ° W up to 145 ° E, covering the entire territory of Russia, CIS, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asian-Pacific region, North and South America, and Australia.
RT’s television network includes eight news and documentary channels, online information portals in six languages, as well as global multimedia agency RUPTLY, offering exclusive media materials from around the world. Round-the-clock news channels in English, Arabic and Spanish, and documentary channel RTDoc, in English and Russian, broadcast from Moscow, while RT America airs from Washington, DC, and RT UK from London and RT France from Paris. Today, RT is available to 700 million viewer in more than 100 countries around the world.
According to the international research company Ipsos, 100 million people in 47 countries watch RT every week.