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SES: 6 UHD channels contracted

SES: 6 UHD channels contracted

Satellite operator SES says it now has secured contracts for six Ultra-HD channels, five of which are already on air. CEO Karim Michel Sabbagh said: “SES has continued to be…

SpaceX broadband “speculative”

SpaceX’s president Gwynne Shotwell, speaking at the Hong Kong CASBAA convention on October 27th, said that far from backing a 4000 constellation of satellites, the scheme is “very speculative” at…

Eutelsat/Facebook deal priced at $95m

The African broadband initiative agreed between Eutelsat and Facebook, and which see Israeli satellite operator Spacecom leasing Ka-band capacity on its AMOS-6 satellite, has been priced at $95 million (€84.1m)…

AMOS-6 ‘backbone’ of Facebook, Eutelsat Africa initiative

Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced that its AMOS-6 satellite was selected by Eutelsat and Facebook to provide satellite communication services in Sub Sahara Africa using…

Facebook, Eutelsat African satellite initiative

Facebook, Eutelsat African satellite initiative

Eutelsat Communications and Facebook are partnering on a new initiative that will leverage satellite technologies to get more Africans online. Under a multi-year agreement with Spacecom, the two companies will…

Three teleports apply for Certification

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has announced that three new companies have applied for certification of their teleports under WTA’s recently launched Teleport Certification Program. Eutelsat, Globecomm and Signalhorn have…

Aussie ‘Sky Muster’ satellite ready to go

Australia’s $500 million NBN satellite is ready for launch by Arianespace. The 6.4 tonne, ‘Sky Muster’ satellite is designed to deliver broadband capacity to around 200,000 homes and businesses in…

BT commits to 5-10Mbps minimum speed

BT Chief Executive Gavin Patterson has unveiled the company’s ambition to deliver Britain’s digital future, cementing the nation’s future prosperity as the G20’s leading digital economy. The move follows criticism…

SES and Avanti sign spectrum deal

Satellite operators SES and Avanti have long been at loggerheads over certain frequencies at the orbital spot of 31.5 degrees East. SES claimed it has rights certain frequencies at the…

SES Liquid VOD, Lucid OVP

SES Platform Services is presenting a live showcase of Liquid VOD, a new solution for VoD services via satellite, at this year’s IBC. Liquid VOD is an way to distribute…