European Space Agency Accesses Satellite Imagery via VITEC EZ TV IPTV

Published: October 27, 2017
European Space Agency deployed VITEC’s EZ TV IPTV Platform and real-time IPTV streaming appliances.

European Space Agency (ESA) needed to find a solution for accessing the coveted satellite imagery that it delivers throughout its network, and it chose to deploy VITEC EZ TV IPTV Platform and real-time IPTV streaming appliances.

So VITEC’s EZ TV IPTV now manages and disseminates mission imagery and full-motion video within the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, according to a VITEC press release.

The IPTV solution at ESOC includes:

  • VITEC on-premises EZ TV Platform for managing content, user access rights, and video workflows
  • MGW Series premium H.264 encoding and streaming appliances that take any video source, including those from computer workstations with non-standard resolutions
  • Rugged, ultra-quiet IPTV end-points featuring low-latency playback and remote management


“The VITEC EZ TV IPTV Platform was the exact solution we were looking for. Our day-to-day operations are very demanding and constantly evolving based on new incoming information from our satellite feeds and changing user permissions and roles,” says Joerg Seifert, OCC support engineer at Telespazio VEGA Deutschland for ESOC.

“With EZ TV, we are not boxed into the capabilities of an IPTV product that is not scaled to our needs or robust enough to handle the constant demands for our video streams. VITEC’s powerful, reliable, and silent encoding appliances, IPTV experience, and customized rights management is seamless and dynamic.”

VITEC calls its EZ TV a good choice for organizations seeking to manage critical live and on-demand content, adding that it offers users convenient access to video content from any computer, TV, or mobile device — all with advanced access controls and content protection using AES 256-bit encryption.

“ESOC’s and the European Space Agency application needs were a great fit for VITEC,” says Andreas Nitschke, general manager, Germany, at VITEC.

“We design our products with performance, reliability, and compression efficiency in mind. The combination of our streaming appliances with our enterprise-grade EZ TV Platform creates a powerful, scalable solution for real-time, secure delivery of mission-critical video for the most demanding environments.”

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