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DirecTV-15 readies for launch, and 4K

DirecTV-15 readies for launch, and 4K

DirecTV-15, the broadcaster’s latest satellite, and a key element in its 4K/Ultra HD broadcasting plans, is ready for launch on May 27th by an Arianespace rocket from Kourou in French…

Proton rocket scandal deepens

The past few years have seen 4 giant Proton rockets spectacularly fail and in the process destroying their precious – and expensive – satellite cargoes. The latest, that of Satmex-1,…

OTT and ‘skinny’ bundles stave off cord-cutting

OTT and ‘skinny’ bundles stave off cord-cutting

The global pay-TV services market, including cable TV, satellite TV, telco TV and OTT video, totalled $237 billion in 2014, up 7 per cent from the previous year, according to the…

Canada: IPTV revenues $6.5bn in 2014

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has released statistical and financial information on Canadian terrestrial and satellite broadcast distribution companies for the year that ended August 31st 2014. Overall, these…

DirecTV 15 is Airbus 100th satellite

The launch of DirecTV 15, the US’ most powerful television broadcasting satellite, is scheduled for May 27th from Kourou on board an Ariane 5 launcher. Airbus Defence and Space, the…

Proton fallout reverberates through satellite industry

The fallout from the May 16th Proton rocket explosion and the total loss of a Mexican satellite continues to reverberate throughout the industry. SES on May 19th told a banker’s…

Khera named President DTH operators association of India

DTH operators association of India, apex body of the Indian DTH operators has announced that Anil Khera CEO Videocon d2h will be its new president. Khera was elected unanimously and…

Eutelsat to double Latino revenues in 3-5 years

Eutelsat Americas is looking to double its Latino revenues over the next 3-5 years. The news emerged on the sidelines of a Brazilian media conference and is reported in Mexico’s…

Intelsat “jammed” by Aussie satellite

Normally satellite operators go to huge lengths to ensure that adjacent spacecraft do not interfere with their near-neighbours. But Singapore Telecom-owned Optus, which operates over Australia, has caused major headaches…

Russian rocket failure hits satellite industry

At 6.47am (GMT) on May 16th a Russian Proton rocket exploded shortly after take-off from the Kazakhstan cosmodrome. It was carrying the Centenario/Mexsat satellite for the Mexican government. This is…

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