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Qatar ultimatum: “Close Al Jazeera”

Qatar has been given a 10-day ultimatum to close news channel Al Jazeera as part of a series of demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the other Gulf states. Kuwait,…

INSIDE SATELLITE: Massive boost for satellite capacity by 2020

Paris-based research company Euroconsult, in its latest report (High Throughput Satellites: Vertical Market Analysis & Forecasts), says there is going to be a significant increase in High Throughput Satellites (HTS)…

Eutelsat/ViaSat formally complain over Inmarsat

Two satellite operators are complaining officially to the European Union (EU) over the actions of a third satellite player. Eutelsat and California-based ViaSat are grumbling about London-based Inmarsat, and saying…

New satellite teleport for Dubai

Emirates-based telco ‘du’ is to build a new satellite teleport for the region. du says the new facility will cover some 75,000 sq metres of area and built away from…

SES AMC-9 now a ‘rogue’ satellite

SES-owned satellite AMC-9, which suffered a “major anomaly” on Saturday morning is probably lost, according to sources at SES. While not yet confirmed as being totally lost, the short-term prognosis…

SES’s AMC-9 “significant anomaly”

SES has a significant problem with its AMC-9 satellite which serves the US and Mexico and the Caribbean.  The craft was launched in June 2003. SES says it is working…

Bulgaria’s debut satellite delayed

SpaceX had planned to launch June 19th BulgariaSat-1 aboard a refurbished, ‘flight-proven’ 1st stage Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. However, a faulty valve in the rocket has had…

Avanti refinances, and at better rates

Troubled speciality satellite operator Avanti Communications has agreed a new $100 million (€89.5m) refinancing package. The borrowing replaces an existing $50 million of debt and sees the London-based operator lower…

Sky Italia wins UEFA rights deal

Sky Italia wins UEFA rights deal

Hot on the heels of its German counterpart’s success, Sky Italia has secured exclusive live rights to all UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches from the 2018/19 season through…

Sky, Virgin Media targeted TV ad partnership

UK pay-TV platforms Sky and Virgin Media have formed a strategic partnership that they say will enable businesses both big and small to benefit further from advanced TV advertising across…

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