Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC) is a dependable satellite delivery system that was pioneered by NPR Distribution Services. SCPC includes many features such as audio, compressed video, and data capability as well as both digital and analog signals. Clients are able to uplink from anywhere in the US, providing greater flexibility, and manage the network from a single location. SCPC is advantageous because of the dedicated space segment a single channel provides.
Multiple Channels Per Carrier (MCPC) is a delivery technology that places multiple channels on a single satellite carrier. Clients who have MCPC networks can specify bandwidth they need, providing more flexibility for their programs and channels. Stations and networks that use MCPC also save money by using just one carrier rather than multiple receivers.
MCPC can further enhance your network through the use of "store/forward" technology. "Store/forward" technology saves audio, video, or data files at the centralized uplink until they are needed for use at a later time. The stored information is then automatically forwarded to the appropriate broadcasting location (or MCPC receiver).