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As for future plans, the satellite operator wants to grow the SD to HD take-up in the region. According to its estimates
Roussel also highlights the importance of switching to multiscreen and multi-device platforms. He says: "We are looking at hybrid and multiscreen set-top-boxes not, just here in the region, but worldwide, as it is a demand that we see especially with the younger generation that wants to watch programmes on multiple screens and devices. It's often misunderstood that this is not possible using a satellite feed. The way this can be done is simply by bringing the signal to an intelligent box in the home and allowing the signal to be distributed to multiple devices.
"This makes it available to everyone, not just the few that have fibre to the home, or those who have ADSL or VDSL. Satellite can make it possible to share the signal with the whole population, including the rural population, therefore not just serving the 20% but effectively 100% of the population. This is the strength of satellites, as it can broadcast the signal throughout the region so everyone can take advantage of the migration from SD to HD and to multiscreen devices. It is complementary to telco or fibre initiatives for pushing video," Roussel adds.
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