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SES-9 faces further delays

The much-needed SES-9 satellite looks like it will be suffering further delay in its launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket. Some comments now suggest the launch will take place in…

Satellite TV growing fast in West Africa

Research revealed in the annual Africascope report produced by TNS Sofres shows a buoyant TV market in French-speaking African countries and the increasing marketshare of the Eutelat 16A satellite, one…

SES Plus new offers for data markets

SES has launched a new satellite data network, SES Plus, that will offer customised products and solutions to tackle the evolving needs of the markets. By leveraging SES’s partnership with…

SES to lose Sky Germany play-out

SES Platform Services (SES PS), the satellite operator’s Munich-based technical facility, is to lose its Sky Deutschland play-out and uplinking contract. Sky-D is to shift its play-out to its Sky…

Eutelsat high-speed success for Proton launch

A Russian Proton rocket successfully launched Eutelsat’s 9B on January 29th (at 22.20 GMT, although 04.20am Kazakhstan time on Saturday morning). The first three stages of the Proton rocket used…

Millennials master the second screen

More than three-quarters (88 per cent) of millennials engage in second screen behaviours when watching video content, the highest percentage of any demographic, according to a study from US trade…

Success for Intelsat launch

Arianespace successfully launched Intelsat’s important I-29e ‘Epic’ high-throughput satellite into orbit (at 6.20pm EST, 8.20pm local time, on January 27) from the Kourou, French Guiana spaceport Manufactured by Boeing and…

Afghan satellite project “on verge of collapse”

Local reports suggest that Afghanistan’s Ministry of Communications has suffered alleged negligence which has brought the country’s proposed Afghansat-1 to the “brink of collapse” and threatens a loss of “millions…

ILS readies Eutelsat 9B for launch

Eutelsat’s latest satellite, its 9B craft, is scheduled to launch on January 30th, on an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton/Brez M rocket and booster stage. The craft will launch from…

Kazakhstan: Caspio HD selects Irdeto Security

Irdeto, a specialist in digital platform security, will be providing security solutions and services to Caspio HD, a new private DTH satellite operator in Kazakhstan. Irdeto Cloaked CA provides Caspio…