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Sky’s Davey: Entertainment a focus going forward

Sky’s Davey: Entertainment a focus going forward

Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content, Sky, has suggested that going forward, the pan-European broadcaster will focus increasingly on entertainment, declaring that done properly, the genre could be just as engaging…

SpaceX to launch “every 2-3 weeks”

SpaceX to launch “every 2-3 weeks”

SpaceX’s Gwynne Shotwell (president/COO) says that the satellite launch company is about to ramp up its rocket manufacturing methods to produce – this year – about 18 rockets. By the…

OneWeb will build Florida factory

OneWeb is planning to launch a comprehensive 900-satellite constellation to girdle the Earth and supply broadband connectivity to the planet’s underserved consumers. Channel Islands-based OneWeb is to reportedly establish an…

SES, TELE 5 expand partnership

SES, TELE 5 expand partnership

German commercial broadcaster TELE 5 has renewed a multi-year contract with SES, Under the agreement, SES Platform Services, a global service provider for the distribution of video content, will be…

Freesat now in over 1.93m homes

Freesat now in over 1.93m homes

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has posted a strong final quarter to 2015, with the addition of 36,000 new homes in the three months to December 2015. After…

SES-9 faces further delays

The much-needed SES-9 satellite looks like it will be suffering further delay in its launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket. Some comments now suggest the launch will take place in…

Satellite TV growing fast in West Africa

Research revealed in the annual Africascope report produced by TNS Sofres shows a buoyant TV market in French-speaking African countries and the increasing marketshare of the Eutelat 16A satellite, one…

SES Plus new offers for data markets

SES has launched a new satellite data network, SES Plus, that will offer customised products and solutions to tackle the evolving needs of the markets. By leveraging SES’s partnership with…

SES to lose Sky Germany play-out

SES Platform Services (SES PS), the satellite operator’s Munich-based technical facility, is to lose its Sky Deutschland play-out and uplinking contract. Sky-D is to shift its play-out to its Sky…

Eutelsat high-speed success for Proton launch

A Russian Proton rocket successfully launched Eutelsat’s 9B on January 29th (at 22.20 GMT, although 04.20am Kazakhstan time on Saturday morning). The first three stages of the Proton rocket used…

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