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DTH leads HD boom in the SAARC region

The high-definition television (HDTV) segment in the SAARC region is expected to boom over the next three years, according to a research report published by Dataxis. The report notes that…

EU to review Satellite and Cable Directive

EU to review Satellite and Cable Directive

The European Commission has launched a public consultation asking whether EU rules which define where and how satellite broadcasters and cable companies should clear copyright are up-to-date. It is also…

Mediaset to encrypt all satellite channels

Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset has announced it will fully encrypt its free-to-air satellite channels on satellite. Until now, Mediaset’s flagship channels Canale 5, Italia and Rete 4 were available in…

Amazon’s Bezos backing passenger rockets

Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos is backing ‘Blue Origin’ a company which intends to enter the commercial rocket business. Bezos says he will visit Florida in September to make…

Newtec breaks efficiency record

Newtec, a specialist in manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, has announced that, together with Intelsat, the global provider of satellite services, it has achieved a world first for…

BT Sport beats Sky to Ashes rights deal

BT Sport beats Sky to Ashes rights deal

BT Sport has secured the rights to Australia home cricket test matches for next five years in a deal costing it around £16 million (€21.87m) a year. This will include…

Nigeria satellite policy slammed

Nigeria satellite policy slammed

Nigeria’s National Space Research & Development Agency (Nasdra) has condemned the nation’s satellite policy as “incompetent” and subject to a lack of supervision and commitment. NASDRA’s director general Prof. Seidu…

Eutelsat: 4K UHD innovation leader

Advanced Television talks to Markus Fritz of Eutelsat about their commitment to 4K UHD and their enthusiasm for sharing their experience with broadcasters, content producers and pre and post production.…

Double success for Ariane

Both Eutelsat and Intelsat saw their latest satellites successfully launch on an Arianespace rocket August 20th. The double launch was the 67th successive success for Ariane from its spaceport at…

DirecTV adds 4K availability

DirecTV adds 4K availability

DirecTV has unveiled its new ‘Genie’ box, the Genie Mini, which permits users of any 4K set to rent 4K movies and documentaries from the broadcaster. “Customers who want the…

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