Portable satellite systems such as the Norsat NewsLink that can be transported by commercial airlines (hence the nickname “flyaways”) are extremely useful when a news story of global interest emerges such as the Asian tsunami, the war in Iraq or the terrorist incidents in Madrid and London. These instant “global news hotspots” represent competitive environments for broadcasters, making reliable and rapidly deployable technology critical to being the first-to-air with a breaking story. Customers such as BSkyB, ITN and CBS use Norsat’s customizable portable satellite systems to give them that edge.


  • Permanent or Occasional HDTV contribution from SNG trucks over the worldwide satellite and fibre network
  • HD uncompressed short haul
  • HD uncompressed long haul
  • b-roll Transfer


  • End-to-end solution including routing and transmission via fiber, as well as the provision of encoding and decoding equipment in HD