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WTA reveals teleport operator rankings for 2016

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has published its annual rankings for the Top Teleport Operators of 2016. The annual rankings of companies by revenue and revenue growth are compiled by…

Intelsat swaps $400m of debt

Satellite operator Intelsat has successfully exchanged some $403.3 million (€380.9m) of debt, due for repayment in 2018, for new higher interest-bearing Notes that will now fall due in 2024. The…

SSW acquires Viveole; renews SES contract

Satellite Solutions Worldwide Group (SSW), the global communications company specialising in rural and last mile broadband, has agreed a new commercial contract with one of its key suppliers of satellite…

UKTV predicts record audiences

UKTV predicts record audiences

Multichannel broadcaster UKTV is predicting it will register record-breaking growth in share of commercial impacts (SOCI) across the last 12 months. UKTV is projecting 7.7 per cent growth of its…

Arianespace announces new contracts

Arianespace says it has signed two new launch contracts. One is for Intelsat, and Arianespace says it will launch I-39 in 2018. Another, for Japan’s SkyPerfect/JSAT, for JSAT-17, will launch…

Eutelsat scales up Ultra HD content

One day ahead of the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, where Ultra HD is set to be a continuing hot trend, satellite operator Eutelsat Communications has confirmed the launch of…

India needs extra satellite capacity

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which is the country’s sole source of authorised satellite broadcasting capacity, has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for a ‘gap-filler’ satellite. The RFP calls…

SpaceX gets ready to launch

Elon Musk-owned rocket business SpaceX has identified the cause of a catastrophic $285 million (€273m) September 1st explosion and is getting ready to restart launches. A statement, posted on the…

South Korea deregulates pay-TV

South Korea deregulates pay-TV

The South Korean government is planning to deregulate the domestic pay-TV industry to facilitate mergers and acquisitions among cable TV, satellite broadcasting and IPTV service providers with the intention of…

Pakistan DTH auction ‘null and void’

Pakistan’s Lahore High Court has ruled that a recent auction of DTH licences, carried out by the country’s PEMRA regulator, is not valid and must be reheld. Certain broadcasters were…