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“Seismic” threats to satellite industry

Last week Eutelsat issued a major profit warning to the market and its share price fell 30 per cent. The news provoked major falls for Luxembourg-based SES (8.08 per cent),…

Analyst: Bundesliga rights set for €4.4bn bill

Analyst: Bundesliga rights set for €4.4bn bill

According to Ampere Analysis, with the auction for the TV rights for Germany’s Bundesliga soon to kick off, the league looks set to become the world’s second most valuable football…

India’s STB deployment booms

India’s cable and DTH operators serving the country’s smaller cities and towns are at long last installing digital set-top boxes. The installations, part of India’s ‘Phase III’ plan to see…

NovelSat partners with Sanshin

NovelSat partners with Sanshin

Satellite transmission technology specialist NovelSat has signed an agreement with Japanese distributor Sanshin Electronics. Sanshin Electronics is an electronics trading company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock…

Eutelsat sales slump

Paris-based Eutelsat, the world’s third-largest satellite operator, has suffered a dramatic turn-around in its fortunes. Three months ago it was guiding the market to expect a +2/+3 per cent growth…

SES to broadcast Viasat Ultra HD

Satellite operator SES confirmed that Viasat will use SES capacity to broadcast Viasat Ultra HD in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland via SES-5 at 5 degrees East. With the addition…

Intelsat starts debt restructuring

Satellite giant Intelsat has started its debt restructuring process. It announced May 12th that it would start a tender offer for many of its already issued Senior Notes.  The offer…

SES: “O3b could generate a CAGR of 30%”

At the end of April, SES CEO Karim Michel Sabbagh said that the satellite operator would increase its stake in satellite constellation O3b standing for the ‘other 3 billion’ from…

SKY PerfecTV secures GOGO capacity

This past week seems to have been dominated by news from the ‘In Flight Entertainment’ (IFE) industry. Japan’s leading pay-TV operator SKY PerfecTV is now selling (“in a partnership agreement”)…

BT strikes YouTube deal

UK telco BT has unveiled what it describes as “ambitious” plans to bring its BT Sport channels to millions of additional sports fans through a range of digital channels. These…