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Iran wants a communications satellite

Iran Space Organisation, according to the local MEHR news agency, says it will place its own satellites into geostationary orbit by 2025. Mohammad Homayoun Sadr, deputy director of Iran Space…

SES: ‘Satellite vital to success of future video landscape’

SES considers satellite vital to the success of the future video landscape and provides the answer to delivering high quality video, anywhere, and to any device. This solution is detailed…

Videocon d2h welcomes India media investment changes

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government has increased the ceiling on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the media sector as part of its continuing reform exercise to attract more…

SES reaches 2.8m homes in Nigeria

SES reaches 2.8m homes in Nigeria

SES’ first Satellite Monitor study on the Nigerian market highlights that SES reaches 2.81 million TV homes across the country, of which 1.69 million are reached directly by SES satellites…

ZEE agrees DISH and Sling TV deals

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) India’s leading media conglomerate, has secured what it describes as a “landmark” agreement with satellite platform DISH and OTT service Sling TV to further strengthen…

Another record for Arianespace

Another record for Arianespace

A giant Ariane 5-ECA rocket successfully lifted off its heaviest-ever commercial payload on June 18th. The rocket launched two satellites into geostationary transfer orbit. The much heavier of the pair…

Eurosport serves up Wimbledon rights

Eurosport serves up Wimbledon rights

Eurosport has secured a five-year agreement with the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) to show live simulcast coverage in the UK of the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles finals…

PlanetCast partners with Measat

Measat Satellite Systems and PlanetCast Media Services – formerly Essel Shyam Communication – have announced an agreement providing PlanetCast with premium video distribution services across India. The agreement looks to…

Eutelsat 117WB and ABS-2A safely launched

Eutelsat 117WB and ABS-2A safely launched

ABS has announced that ABS-2A was successfully launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 full thrust rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:29 a.m. EDT.  The satellite lifted off as part…

EchoStar-18 launch delayed again

EchoStar-18’s launch has once again been delayed after Arianespace discovered an anomaly which occurred on the giant Ariane 5 ECA launch rocket’s umbilical connection.  The launch has been postponed 24-hours.…