March 28, 2019
The Amazonas 2 satellite will provide live broadcasts of the multimedia contents produced by Kroton to its centres distributed throughout the country.
Satellites are the ideal infrastructure to broadcast live high-quality multimedia content, both in large cities as well as small towns in the interior.
MADRID, 28 March 2019. HISPAMAR, the Brazilian subsidiary of the Spanish satellite-based communications operator HISPASAT, has reached an agreement with Kroton, one of the largest private education organisations in the world, to distribute its remote-teaching multimedia contents live to more than 700 points in its network of higher education and post-graduate centres located in different states in Brazil benefiting more than one million students. The service is provided using the capacity of the Amazonas 2 satellite, located in the 61º West position, which will distribute Kroton's contents to these centres from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Paraná, Bahia, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul.
Satellites are the ideal infrastructure to provide live, high-quality broadcasts of multimedia contents to many receivers, thanks to their capacity to transmit large volumes of information robustly and efficiently to any point found in their footprint. The 61º West orbital position, where HISPAMAR's Amazonas fleet is located, boasts ideal coverage to provide multimedia services in Latin America and, more specifically, in Brazil. This satellite solution can be applied not only to broadcast television, but also for other types of multimedia contents, such as corporate and educational contents.
This agreement is part of Kroton's strategy for 2019. The educational group is committed to the digital transformation, increasing the number of students and expanding the network of remote education centres, both in large urban areas and in small towns in the interior. Its objective is to guarantee that the greatest possible number of people can have access to higher education, regardless of where they live. Over the next few years, the number of centres is expected to increase substantially throughout Brazilian territory.
According to Leandro Tavares, Kroton's Technical Director: "Hispamar is one of the leading providers of satellite solutions in Latin America and we trust that with its advanced technology and extended network we can make it possible to transform the future for thousands of Brazilians through education in all parts of the country. With this collaboration, we can expand our multimedia contents and bring them to a greater number of centres."
In the opinion of Sergio Chaves, HISPAMAR's Business Director for South America, "thanks to the ideal coverage provided by the Amazonas 2 over the Brazilian territory we can offer Kroton a live remote-teaching service in line with its ambitious growth plan. This way we can also help our client offer high-quality modern digital education to its students in Brazil, regardless of their location.”
About Kroton Educacional
Kroton Educacional is one of the largest private educational organisations in Brazil and in the world, with more than 45 years of experience providing basic education services and more than 10 years of experience in higher education. In 2010, Kroton acquired the IUNI Educacional Group, an institution which is dedicated to teaching on-site undergraduate and post-graduate education. The following year company acquired the Norte do Paraná University (Unopar), the largest distance education institution in the country. In 2013, Kroton made the biggest move in its history: it announced its merger with Anhanguera and consolidated its leadership both in on-site and remote teaching. This merger added more than 400 free course and preparatory course centres to its portfolio. Kroton went from having 125 higher education units, spread across 18 states and 83 Brazilian cities, to having 726 higher education centres certified by the MEC (Brazilian Ministry of Education) located in all the Brazilian states and also in the Federal District. The company also features more than 870 associate Basic Education schools throughout the national territory.
HISPASAT is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based HISPASAT is a world leader in content distribution in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband and connectivity services, which include broadband access, mobility and the backhaul networks, in addition to other added value solutions for governments, companies and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.