The market estimates that there is a 50/50 split of MPEG2 and MPEG4 FTA set top boxes in use within Sub-Saharan Africa.
It is important to note that MPEG4 decoders possess the ability to process both MPEG2 and MPEG4 encoding. This information is important to consider when deciding the encoding format for your FTA channel. Viewsat's recommendation for channels wanting to maximise reach is to use MPEG2, enabling your channel to be received on almost all FTA set top boxes within Sub-Saharan Africa pointing at Intelsat 20.
Viewsat has the capabilities to distribute MPEG2 or MPEG4 and have staff on-hand 24/7 to answer any questions you have might about the encoding of your channel for FTA DTH distribution. Get in touch today for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0) 1483 235 400.