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Videocon d2h expects extra 2.5m subs

Indian DTH operator Videocon d2h says it expects to add 2.5 million gross new subscribers this fiscal year. Videocon d2h launched its TV service in 2010 and rapidly grew, within…

Record success for two Intelsat satellites

Record success for two Intelsat satellites

Arianespace successfully placed two Intelsat satellites into orbit, and at the same time managed to break a payload lift record. An Ariane 5 rocket blasted off from French Guiana at…

Sky Germany launching 2 UHD channels

As widely expected, Sky’s German operation will launch two Ultra-HD sports channels on SES Astra’s 19.2 degrees East position shortly. While the precise date has not been unveiled, Sky Deutschland…

SpaceX displays 1st returned rocket

SpaceX displays 1st returned rocket

Now standing like a city landmark, SpaceX’s 47-metre-tall has been placed at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, and very visible from near-by roads and…

Pakistan to issue DTH licences in October

Pakistan’s media regulator (PEMRA) will start issuing DTH licences for the first time in October. Up until now, Pakistan has frowned on DTH transmissions, and frequently banned the illegal reception…

Arianespace readies Intelsat pair for launch

Next week on August 24th, two Intelsat satellites are scheduled to be launched by a single Arianespace rocket. Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 36 are the rocket’s two important passengers. Its…

‘Facebook’ satellite ready for Sept launch

Israel-based Spacecom says its upcoming AMOS-6 satellite is scheduled for launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on September 3rd. Facebook is a major client for the satellite with capacity…

Dish TV & Videocon d2h merger?

It isn’t the first time that India’s Dish TV and Videocon d2h have been reported to be in merger discussions, but again the gossip has led to India’s CNBC-TV18 news…

Olympics record demand for SES capacity

SES has announced a record uptake of its satellite capacity for the Olympics as compared to previous Games. A total of 23,000 hours of capacity has been booked on four…

8 launches, but pressure is on for SpaceX

SpaceX completed another ‘double’ success in the early hours of August 14th, launching a satellite and then landing the rocket’s 1st stage. This brought the total of SpaceX launches (for…

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