Russian satellite communications operator

New Media Legend was founded in 2006. The company provides the services for satellite capacity lease and signal uplink to satellites, as well as related services (digital compression, signal monitoring, provision of terrestrial communication channels, insertion of age marks, equipment hosting, etc.)

Today New Media Legend uplinks a total of 20 transponders on the Eutelsat 36B and Eutelsat 36C satellites at orbital position 36°E

New Media Legend ensures for its main clients (NTV-PLUS and Tricolor) satellite broadcasting of more than 300 TV channels, including over 50 channels in HD format and 4 channels in Ultra HD format.

36°

Orbital position 36°
East and its satellites

Historically 36°E is the first geostationary position which has been used for DTH broadcasting (Direct-to-Home, satellite broadcasting directly to the subscriber's antenna) in Russia since September 1, 1996.

Eutelsat 36B (former name – Eutelsat W7) and Eutelsat 36C (another name - Express AMU-1) coverage area accounts for approximately 80% of the country's population.

13,4 million

DTH households receive signals from Eutelsat 36B and Eutelsat 36C. satellites.

12 million

cable households watch TV channels delivered to cable operators' headends via Eutelsat 36C and Eutelsat 36B satellites.

Regions covered by satellite beams

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Eutelsat 36С
(Express-AMU1)

Eutelsat 36B

Eutelsat 36С
(Express-AMU1)

  • Launch date

    25.12.2015

  • Launch vehicle

    Proton-M/Briz-M

  • Operator

    Russian Satellite Communications Company

  • Manufacturer

    Airbus Defence and Space

  • Platform

    Eurostar E3000

  • Start of commercial operation

    10.02.2016

  • Mass of satellite

    5900 kg

  • Projected lifetime

    15 years

  • Ku-band transponders number

    70

  • Number of beams

    2

  • Coverage zones

    Russia, Africa

  • Number of transponders
    in the Russian beam

    20

  • Transponder bandwidth
    in the Russian beam

    33 MHz

Eutelsat 36B

  • Launch date

    24.11.2009

  • Launch vehicle

    Proton-M/Briz-M

  • Operator

    Eutelsat

  • Manufacturer

    Thales Alenia Space

  • Platform

    Spacebus-4000

  • Start of commercial operation

    10.01.2010

  • Mass of satellite

    5600 kg

  • Projected lifetime

    15 years

  • Ku-band transponders number

    70

  • Number of beams

    5

  • Coverage zones

    Europe, Russia, Africa, Middle East and Cetral Asia

  • Number of transponders
    in the Russian beam

    20

  • Transponder bandwidth
    in the Russian beam

    33 MHz

Eutelsat 36С
(Express-AMU1)

Eutelsat 36B

  • Launch date

    25.12.2015

    24.11.2009

  • Launch vehicle

    Proton-M/Briz-M

    Proton-M/Briz-M

  • Operator

    Russian Satellite Communications Company

    Eutelsat

  • Manufacturer

    Airbus Defence and Space

    Thales Alenia Space

  • Platform

    Eurostar E3000

    Spacebus-4000

  • Start of commercial operation

    10.02.2016

    10.01.2010

  • Mass of satellite

    5900 kg

    5600 kg

  • Projected lifetime

    15 years

    15 years

  • Ku-band transponders number

    70

    70

  • Number of beams

    2

    5

  • Coverage zones

    Russia, Africa

    Europe, Russia, Africa, Middle East and Cetral Asia

  • Number of transponders
    in the Russian beam

    20

    20

  • Transponder bandwidth
    in the Russian beam

    33 MHz

    33 MHz

Satellite retransmission is the most efficient way to provide access to non-limited TV service in remote regions where the construction of fiber-optic communication lines is not feasible.

Given geographical span of the Russian Federation and highly uneven distribution of its population, the satellite signal broadcasting is a vital necessity.

Russian DTH platforms

Satellite retransmission is the most efficient way to provide access to non-limited TV service in remote regions where the construction of fiber-optic communication lines is not feasible.

Given geographical span of the Russian Federation and highly uneven distribution of its population, the satellite signal broadcasting is a vital necessity.

Russian DTH platforms

"Fabula" Earth Station

"Fabula" Earth Station

New Media Legend’s proprietary Earth Station "Fabula" is located on the territory of the Skolkovo Space Communications Center. It comprises of 3 transceiver antenna systems: two - 9 meters in diameter and one - 7.6 meters in diameter.

The Earth Station is equipped with the most up-to-date hardware and technology produced by world leaders in the sphere of satellite communications (Andrew, Newtec, CPI, General Dynamics, Vertex, Harmonic) and has automatic redundancy of all basic systems.

The Earth Station is provided with an uninterruptible 1st category power supply as well as an auxiliary diesel generator set.

For signal delivery New Media Legend uses its own and partners’ fiber-optic communication lines.

Besides uplink service, the Earth Station provides reception and retransmission of television signals, digital compression, transport stream generation, monitoring of signals, etc.