XStreamHD, EchoStar Extend Deal

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McLean, Va. -


said Tuesday it has reached a long-term agreement with

EchoStar Satellite Services

to increase the capacity for its high-quality entertainment-on-demand services on the AMC-16 satellite.

 XStreamHD is using capacity on the EchoStar-leased AMC-16 satellite that is centrally located at 85 degrees west longitude. Under the new deal, XStreamHD will increase its capacity as its transport needs grow over time, the company said.

The satellite offers full coverage capacity of the continental U.S. among other regions.

The two companies have been working together for the past two years as XStreamHD completed the operational testing of transport technology. 

XStreamHD offers movies and TV programs in up to Blu-ray-quality Full 1080p HD video resolution and music formats in multiple formats, including FLAC.

The system uses Fixed Service Satellite (FSS) capacity from the AMC-16 satellite to transport multiple streams of Pre-Fetched Entertainment (PFE) to a subscriber's XStreamHD media server.

The system was designed to offer on-demand program in higher quality than Internet-based system are capable of offering, without the stops or starts resulting from bandwidth constraints on the most popular content.

Movie titles are automatically placed in a user's personal library on the home-based media server.


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