Category archives for: DTH/Satellite

SES Q3: “Strong growth”

Satellite operator SES, reporting its Q3 figures, says it has delivered strong growth in Western Europe and International markets, with revenue of €1.4066 billion for the year to date, up 4.7 per cent over the prior year. It says it remains well placed to deliver long-term growth, expanding its core DTH business by securing rights to two new orbital positions […]

Eutelsat ups revenues 4.2%

This is satellite results season with Intelsat declaring its numbers on October 30, and Eutelsat following on late in the evening. Luxembourg-based SES unveils its numbers early on October 31st. Eutelsat’s Q1 results (to September 30, were “in line with objectives” said CEO Michel de Rosen. Overall revenues on like-for-like sales grew 4.2 per cent to €357.6 million, with value-added […]

India’s DISH TV to build STBs

India’s largest DTH platform is to start building its own set-top boxes. The main benefit, apart from controlling its production and supply demands, seems to be to save import duties, as well as to boost profit margins on today’s imported devices. Jawahar Goel, MD at Dish TV, speaking at the broadcaster’s recent financial results event, said he hoped the taxation […]

Sky Deutschland unveils OTT service


Pay-TV platform Sky Deutschland has launched what it describes as a new, easy, and flexible way to experience its content, at home or on the go. For the first time, the new, standalone online TV service Sky Online makes it possible for everyone without a traditional Sky subscription to register at and immediately enjoy the latest series, most recent […]

India’s DISH tops 12m subs

Mumbai-based Dish TV reported that it had added 378,000 subscribers during its most recent quarter (to September 30th) taking its total subscriber base to more than 12.1 million. However, despite increasing revenues 12.13 percent and being helped by a growth in HDTV subs, the broadcaster saw a net loss of $2.46 million (INR 151m). ARPU levels increased slightly to $2.81 […]

Intelsat under pressure


Intelsat’s Q3 numbers showed the operator is still under pressure with quarterly revenues falling from $651.8 million last year to $608.6 million (down 6.6 per cent year-on-year) in the three months to September 30th.  There were revenue falls in all of Intelsat’s key divisions, including its all-important Network Services which registered a fall in revenues of some $12 million, and […]

HD+ joins FreeTV Alliance


HD+, a provider of high-definition, free-to-air satellite channels to the German market, has joined the FreeTV Alliance, the broadcast industry association that was revealed at IBC by Fransat, Freesat and Tivùsat to promote the harmonisation of free-to-view satellite TV services and technology across Europe. HD+ had been expected to join the Alliance at launch, but was not in a position […]

Astra 2G arrives in Baikonur

After an emergency aircraft landing made in the early hours of October 28th, the giant Antonov-124 cargo plane took off from the Ulyanovsk airstrip later in the day having fixed the errant engine. The aircraft was carrying Astra 2G for SES of Luxembourg, scheduled for launch later next month. Taisia Nikitenko, a PR spokesperson for the plane’s owner Volga-Dneiper Group, […]

Telenor profit up, revenue down

Telenor’s Q3 results show that its satellite broadcasting division suffered reduced revenues (year-on-year) falling from 2013’s NOK 241 million (€28.4m) to NOK 238 million. Telenor said revenues and EBITDA decreased partly due to lower revenues from TV distribution and offset by higher revenues from data communications. This translated into EBITDA revenues falling from NOK 171 million to NOK 167 million, […]

Yahlive, Alef partner with SVS on DTH platform

Yahlive, Alef Technology and SVS Satellite Systems announced their collaboration by which SVS will design and integrate a new DTH platform based in Kabul, Afghanistan. The DTH platform will be operated by Alef Technology and will consist of a BSS RF and baseband system, supporting the transmission of SD and HD television channels over the Yahsat 1A satellite. This strategic […]

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