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Satellite operators in long wait for launch

Imagine this: Two out of the only three businesses which can launch your satellites are – in effect – wholly unavailable, and the third is booked up through to 2017.…

Will OneWeb disrupt TV signals?

Last week’s announcement that Channel Island’s-based OneWeb is planning to launch 648 small satellites into space, starting in late 2017, has created some concerns amongst established satellite operators. The scheme…

Iran satellite channels “not paying bills”

BBC Monitoring is reporting that the broadcasting of all Iranian satellite TV channels over Africa has been suspended. Iran blamed satellite operator Arabsat, and used the main evening’s nightly news…

SpaceX failure hurts satellite operators

SpaceX failure hurts satellite operators

Sunday’s SpaceX launch explosion last weekend caused significant falls in the share prices of European and US satellite operators as the market reacted to lower revenue forecasts for the operators.…

Falcon-9 explodes after launch

Elon Musk’s SpaceX suffered an embarrassing failure on June 28th when its high-profile Falcon-9 rocket exploded some 2 minutes after liftoff.  The rocket was carrying a routine delivery of cargo…

70% of Arab Satellite TV channels have online sites

During April and May 2015, the Arab Advisors Group examined 724 fully operational FTA satellite TV channels targeting the Arab World to research their online presence. Of the analysed stations,…

38,500 TV channels by 2024

38,500 TV channels by 2024

Satellite broadcaster SES, in a presentation at its recent Investor Day in London, said the world’s total number of TV channels will grow 47 per cent to about 38,500 channels…

Ex-Sky man Sullivan named President of Digital at Fox

Brian Sullivan, who served for the past five years as the CEO of Sky Deutschland, will join 21st Century Fox in a senior capacity as President of Digital for Fox…

OneWeb a threat to established sat-business?

June 25th saw the major announcement from OneWeb to build and launch by 2019 some 650 satellites in order to improve the planet’s connectivity, including broadband and internet services. News…

OneWeb raises $500m funding

In addition to announcing a strategic partnership with Intelsat and agreeing satellite launch contracts with Arianespace, OneWeb has raised $500 million of funding from a group of leading international companies,…

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