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Double success for SpaceX

SpaceX successfully launched a satellite for Japan’s SkyPerfecTV in the early hours of Friday May 6th. Then, SpaceX successfully landed the valuable first stage of the rocket onto a floating…

Freesat OK’d for live pay sports

Freesat OK’d for live pay sports

UK subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has been cleared by the BBC Trust to offer live pay sports services delivered via broadband. The decision will help to progress Freesat’s ongoing…

Tivùsat: Over 2.6mn active smart cards

Italian free-to-air satellite platform Tivùsat has surpassed 2.6 million active smart-cards, with over 300,000 new activations during the course of 2015. Currently, the DTH platform reaches 8.44 per cent of…

Squabble over ‘Space Tug’ scheme

Satellite manufacturer Orbital ATK is in a legal spat with its former partner in its ViviSat ‘space tug’ project. The ViviSat concept sees a satellite being used to rescue failing…

Thales demos ‘Digital Sky’ IFE TV system

French aerospace company Thales has demonstrated its new Digital Sky 21” in-flight entertainment (IFE) system designed to fit within the width parameters of an airline seat. Art Berman, writing in…

ILS readies Intelsat-31 for launch

International Launch Services, which handles the commercial launches of the Russian-built Proton rocket, has taken delivery of Intelsat-31 at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The delivery comes just a few…

Minor gains for US pay-TV providers

The six leading pay-TV operators in the US as ranked in the informitv Multiscreen Index maintained their subscriber numbers in the first quarter of 2016, with a net gain of…

SpaceX to launch SkyPerfecTV

Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company is scheduled to launch JCSAT-14 for SkyPerfecTV at 1am Florida-time of May 5th. The rocket’s Falcon-9 engines were tested over the past weekend, and all…

Eutelsat West A satellite goes live

Eutelsat Communications has confirmed that its Eutelsat 65 West A satellite, launched on March 9th, is now fully powered up and ready for service across Brazil and Latin America. The…

Liquid Telecom selects Harmonic

Liquid Telecom selects Harmonic

Harmonic has announced that Liquid Telecom, the leading independent data, voice and IP service provider in eastern, central and southern Africa, will launch a fully managed service headend for a…

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