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Proton fallout reverberates through satellite industry

The fallout from the May 16th Proton rocket explosion and the total loss of a Mexican satellite continues to reverberate throughout the industry. SES on May 19th told a banker’s…

Khera named President DTH operators association of India

DTH operators association of India, apex body of the Indian DTH operators has announced that Anil Khera CEO Videocon d2h will be its new president. Khera was elected unanimously and…

Eutelsat to double Latino revenues in 3-5 years

Eutelsat Americas is looking to double its Latino revenues over the next 3-5 years. The news emerged on the sidelines of a Brazilian media conference and is reported in Mexico’s…

Intelsat “jammed” by Aussie satellite

Normally satellite operators go to huge lengths to ensure that adjacent spacecraft do not interfere with their near-neighbours. But Singapore Telecom-owned Optus, which operates over Australia, has caused major headaches…

Russian rocket failure hits satellite industry

At 6.47am (GMT) on May 16th a Russian Proton rocket exploded shortly after take-off from the Kazakhstan cosmodrome. It was carrying the Centenario/Mexsat satellite for the Mexican government. This is…

Weak Q1 for US pay-TV adds

Findings from broadband, media and entertainment industries analysis firm Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicate that the thirteen largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of…

Early orbits for Eutelsat and ABS satellites

Back on March 1st, a SpaceX rocket launched two satellites into orbit. One was Eutelsat’s 115 West B (and ordered as a Sat-Mex satellite), and the other for ABS of…

Brazil ups satellite-auction prices

Brazil ups satellite-auction prices

Brazil’s government says the entry price for an upcoming auction of satellite spectrum is being increased by 20 per cent to a minimum of BRL 27 million (about $9 million).…

DirecTV-15 readies for launch, and 4K

DirecTV-15, the pay-TV broadcaster’s latest satellite, has been placed into position atop the giant Ariane-5 launch rocket in Kourou, French Guiana. It is currently scheduled to launch on May 27th.…

Arianespace “can outcompete” SpaceX

Arianespace’s CEO Stephane Israel, in a briefing to the French National Assembly’s Economic Affairs Committee, has stressed that Arianespace can successfully compete with arch-rival Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket system. SpaceX…