XStreamHD To Deliver Direct-to-Home Cinema Via EchoStar Satellite Services
XStreamHD has entered into a long-term satellite service agreement with EchoStar Satellite Services (a subsidiary of EchoStar Corp.). XStreamHD, which specializes in the delivery and distribution of HD entertainment directly to the home, is using satellite capacity from the EchoStar-leased AMC-16 satellite that is centrally located at 85 degrees west longitude. This enables XStreamHD to offer exceptional coverage across North America. Under the terms of the agreement, XStreamHD will increase its capacity on the AMC-16 satellite as the company’s transport needs grow over time. The two companies have been working together for the past two years as XStreamHD completed the operational testing of its revolutionary transport technology.
“EchoStar is pleased to support new HD content services, like XStreamHD, utilizing our available FSS capacity,” says Dean Olmstead, president of EchoStar Satellite Services. “We look forward to playing a vital role in the launch of XStreamHD’s entertainment service.”
XStreamHD offers HD entertainment in 1080p delivered via satellite directly to homes. Its patent-pending technology enables XStreamHD to deliver a higher standard of digital entertainment that is equivalent to the quality of physical media. Utilizing Fixed Service Satellite (FSS) capacity from the AMC-16 satellite, XStreamHD transports multiple streams of Pre-Fetched Entertainment (PFE) to a subscriber’s XStreamHD Media Server. With PFE, consumers have access to a customized storefront of movie titles that are automatically placed in their media server’s personal library based upon their unique user preference and distinct title selections.
“EchoStar has been helpful throughout our development cycle as we perfected our patent-pending transport technology,” says George Gonzalez, president and CEO of XStreamHD. “Having completed a rigorous set of test protocols, we are excited to launch our advanced whole-home HD entertainment solution this summer. XStreamHD will introduce consumers to a new standard of quality and convenience, unlike any other digital entertainment service.”