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ESA satellites broadcast classical music to remote regions

The European Space Agency (ESA) is working together with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), using new Internet satellite technology to broadcast live classical music to six remote audiences. The concerts are a pilot project under the umbrella of Artes 3, the ESA multimedia ...

The European Space Agency (ESA) is working together with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), using new Internet satellite technology to broadcast live classical music to six remote audiences. The concerts are a pilot project under the umbrella of Artes 3, the ESA multimedia initiative dedicated to stimulating the market for satellite multimedia telecommunications. The broadcasts are transmitted as video and audio digital streams carried within Internet packets, which themselves form part of a standard digital video broadcast (DVB) signal. Five audiences in the UK and one in northern Spain will be able to hear the concerts, which will last approximately two hours, and include opportunities for the audience to ask questions online.