Content Distribution


Content Distribution


Hundreds of broadcasters, content owners and service providers rely on Cygnus to securely transmit thousands of channels of high quality content to tens of thousands of receive devices around the world.

Key Values


Meeting Changing Consumer Demands


Cygnus’ flexible distribution solutions can be configured to provide resolutions from sub-SD all the way to 4K UHD/HDR, all from a single encoding platform, to a wide range of receive devices designed to provide the maximum possible flexibility for the highest possible return on investment.

Improving Bandwidth Efficiency


By providing HEVC encoding as well as a variety of receive devices from IRDs to re-configurable transcoders, Cygnus tailors solutions that bridge a broadcaster’s bandwidth efficient distribution needs with legacy consumer devices.

Maximizing ROI


Cygnus’ distribution solutions can be deployed in either centralized or edge of network configurations, allowing a broadcaster to choose between centralizing local content switching while simplifying receive devices or pushing switching and storage for targeted insertion and local content to more sophisticated receive devices in broadcast affiliates and operator headends.

Application view


Cygnus securely distributes multiple channels of live, file-based or breaking news content to hundreds or thousands of broadcast and operator affiliates for onward transmission to hundreds of millions of consumers around the country or around the globe.

  • Content received via satellite, IP or cloud
  • MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AVC/HEVC high efficiency encode
  • Up to UHD resolution
  • Secure transmission and remote receiver control
  • Choice of receive device from IRD to transcoder

Explore our products

AVP 1000


A highly configurable and easy-to-operate network adaptor for multiplexing and stream processing for contribution applications.

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AVP 2000


A future-proof Contribution Encoder that delivers uncompromising video quality without introducing additional latency.

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RX8200


The world’s bestselling integrated receiver decoder with DVB-S2X and HEVC capabilities.

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RX8300


An integrated receiver decoder for swift and accurate turnaround of content off-air.

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MediaKind Content Processing


An efficient application delivering high quality content, with industry leading low latency.

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nCompass


A unified system management platform for MediaKind Video Processing and third party products

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AVP 4000


Combining the most efficient video delivery with highest picture quality for direct to consumer and primary distribution applications.

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MediaKind Encoding Live


Software-defined, cloud-based application that enables the highest quality linear live video encoding for delivery to any screen

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MediaKind Stream Processing


Software-based stream processing application that ensures high availability and delivery efficiency of services on all broadcast and multiscreen platforms.

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MX8400 Multiplexer


The MX8400 is a dense multiplexing platform, capable of supporting up to eight independent multiplex output transport streams and high data rate throughput

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M6100 Satellite Modulator


The M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulator is a next generation modulator specifically designed for broadcast, direct-to-home, primary distribution and contribution applications

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