Welcome to the

Satellite & Cable Division

The ZVEI Satellite & Cable Division is the business lobby group and forum of the leading manufacturers of broadcasting transmission and broadband communication systems.


Since its foundation in the year 1952, the division has represented the economic, technology and environmental policy interests of its member companies at the national and international level towards politics, standardisation bodies and other parties in the value-creation chain. These include network operators, the trade and the public.

The Satellite & Cable Division supports the digitalisation of broadcast networks and their expansion into interactive multimedia networks. The prime consideration is the equal positioning of the satellite, cable and terrestrial transmission channels.

Rapid technological progress continually faces the industry with new challenges. The core topics are multimedia networks and their interactivity, as well as digital broadcasting.

Subject of the division

The work of the division focuses on the following common subjects:

  • Regulatory requirements

    • Market research
    • Exhibition policy
    • National and international standardisation
    • Technology policy
    • Quality and environmental requirements.

The objective is to develop solutions for all these subjects for the benefit of the member companies.

Our strategic subjects are:

  • Conversion from analog to digital

    • IP
    • HDMI
    • HDTV
    • Triple Play.

Organisation

The forming of opinions within the division takes place in working committees. Here, the common objectives and positions are formulated. The results are communicated by the division within the ZVEI and to other institutions, and therefore generate added value. Close partnership relations exist especially with the Consumer Electronics Division in the ZVEI.

Commissions

  • Marketing Commission

    • Press Task Force

  • Technical Commission

    • Working group “Output level amplifiers”
    • Working group “DVB headend-stations/IPTV”
    • Working group “Domestic networks”
    • Working group “Class A” 

Environment Commission

Board

Chairman: Herbert Strobel (ASTRO Strobel Kommunikationssysteme)
Vice-Chairman: Axel Sihn (Wilhelm Sihn Jr.)

  • Matthias Dienst (Televes)
  • Reiner Hofmann (BLANKOM Antennentechnik)
  • Erich Rock (KATHREIN-Werke)
  • Hans-Gerd Zielinski (telent)

Business office

Managing Director: Dr. Alexander Pett
Secretariat: Elke Pabst

The ZVEI Satellite & Cable Division is the business lobby group and forum of the leading manufacturers of broadcasting transmission and broadband communication systems.