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Pro7Sat.1 forecasts trimmed

Investment banker Berenberg has cut back on its expectations for German broadcasting giant Pro7Sat.1. In terms of the broadcaster’s share price the bank says its 12-month target is cut by €2 from €29.60 to €27.60. The reasons are the broadcaster’s “material underperformance” over the past year, although stressing that the bank’s view is some 5 percent below that of analysts’ […]

Freesat mobile app on Android

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has launched an Android version of its Freesat App. Extending the power to manage and control their TVs via mobiles and tablets to even more viewers, the new Android version of the Freesat App is now available for free download from the Google Play store. Optimised for the latest Android devices running Android […]

Russia’s CTV wants new satellite service

Moscow-based CTV, which is affiliated with telco holding company Sistema, is applying for a licence to use a batch of DTH frequencies on the ABS-2 satellite, and wants to launch a pay-TV service over Russia. Russia’s federal telecommunications regulator Roslomnadzor made the announcement, and says that CTV/Sistema is the only company making an application. The tender covers the Ku-band and […]

SES contracts Airbus, Space to build SES-12

SES has selected Airbus Defence and Space to build a new hybrid communications satellite, SES-12, to serve the fast growing DTH, Data, Mobility and Government markets in Asia. The new satellite will expand SES’s capabilities to provide direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting, VSAT, Mobility and High Throughput Satellite (HTS) data connectivity services in the Asia-Pacific region, including rapidly growing markets such as […]

Sky Italia tops for TV revenue


Satellite TV provider Sky Italia heads the Italian TV market in revenue terms, ending 2013 with a turnover of €2.6 billion, a drop of 3.5 per cent on the previous year, according to the annual report of the Communications Authority (AgCom). The bulk of Sky Italia’s revenue came from pay-TV (€2.3 billion), accounting for a 77.8 per cent market share, […]

Nearly 8,000 pay-TV operators across 37 countries

The European Audiovisual Observatory has published the second volume of the 2013 edition of its Yearbook. This is the 19th edition of this reference publication and provides figures and analyses on the position of the European audiovisual industry on the global market, on the developments of distribution platforms, television services and on-demand audiovisual services and on the European cinema and […]

Egypt to prosecute 3 sat-channels


Egypt reports that three satellite channels are advertising medical products not registered with its Ministry of Health, and will be prosecuted. The channels, Cairo Drama, Cinema 1 and Panorama film channel, are said by the country’s Consumer Protection Agency to have advertised products that were a danger to public health and included drugs and cosmetics. The head of the Consumer […]

MCS TV and Newslux pick Eutelsat

MCS TV (part of Altice Group, a leading multinational cable and telecommunications company) and Newslux have selected the Eutelsat 70B satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications to support the expansion into Southeast Asia of two flagship channels, i24News and MCS International. Both channels can now benefit from the exceptional features of the Eutelsat 70B satellite that gives direct access from Europe […]

Arabsat books capacity on ABS

The former Asia Broadcast Satellite, now preferring to be called ABS, has sold a portion of its transponder capacity on its new ABS- 3A craft which is due to be launched this coming winter. The buyer is Arabsat which will take a “multi-transponder lifetime Ku-band payload” on ABS at 3 degrees West. The Ku-band payload will provide Arabsat with additional […]

ABS and Arabsat sign agreement for muli-transponder deal on ABS-3A for 3West

ABS and Arab Satellite Communication Organization (ARABSAT) announced today that they have signed a strategic commercial agreement for a multi-transponder lifetime Ku-band payload on the new ABS-3A satellite planned for launch in late 2014/ early2015.  This Ku-band payload deal will provide ARABSAT with additional growth opportunities to serve their customers over the Middle East and North Africa regions. The ABS-3A […]

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