The final review meeting has been successfully held in September 2014 and the project is completed.
Based on a thorough analysis of the video distribution and content delivery market in terms of emerging technologies, modification of consumption habits and evolution of the value chain, three relevant future services scenarios have been characterized to strengthen the satellite positioning:
- Push on-demand content provision
- Hybrid on-demand content provision
- Premium quality broadcasting
A strong position as the distributor of premium quality content and building partnerships for hybrid broadcast/broadband delivery are key assets to adapt to the future video distribution market.
These service scenarios have been characterized both economically and technically and translated in mission requirements.
A detailed architectural design has been carried out for two systems providing service over Europe:
- A three-satellite system, compliant with the requirements derived from 2020 projections in terms of video consumption
- A single satellite system offering the same coverage for a smaller initial investment, but with limited capacity
The Seduce study has demonstrated the feasibility of a satellite system designed for linear and non-linear TV usages forecasted to 2020.The required capacity can be achieved in particular though frequency re-use and usage of Ka-band. Repeater equipment not available yet has been identified, requiring either to be developed or adapted to the frequency range.