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IndiaCast warning ads for Disney, Viacom channels

Indian channel distributor IndiaCast has published an ad in many Indian daily newspapers warning customers of IndusInd Media & Communications, which also trades as ‘InDigital’ and claims to be India’s largest cable TV network, that they will shortly be losing some of the most popular channels. IndiaCast distributes channels such as UTV Entertainment, Eenadu TV and TV18. IndiaCast says the […]

Intelsat celebrates 50 years

Intelsat today commemorates its 50th anniversary of providing critical telecommunications and video content distribution infrastructure for businesses, organizations and governments around the world. In honor of its anniversary, the company created a video library featuring 50 interviews with contributors to the earliest days of the commercial space sector, as well as the business leaders responsible for today’s innovations.  The video […]

SpaceX to build new launch site

Fast-growing rocket launch company SpaceX, backed by billionaire Elon Musk, is to build a new rocket launch site in Texas. SpaceX has, up until now, used two rented facilities, one at Cape Canaveral in Florida and the other at the Vandenberg Air Force base in California. These will continue. However, the new facility is near Brownsville, on the Texas Gulf […]

SES confirms Brazilian expansion

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Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES says it has signed an agreement with Brazilian telco regulator Anatel covering the exploitation of two orbital transmission slots controlled by Brazil. The two locations, 48 degrees West and 64 degrees West, were secured at an auction in May. SES will have four years to make capacity available at 48 degrees West and six years to […]

Sky Deutschland to drop Nagravision


Sky Deutschland is about to start a switch-out of its older Nagravision-secured set-top boxes in order to make the pay-TV broadcaster an all Cisco system . Reports from Germany’s Digital Fernsehen, quoting Stefan Kunz, Sky Deutschland’s VP/business and distribution, say that viewers who are still using older boxes will be supplied with a newer Sky HD unit which uses Cisco […]

SES DTH across French-speaking West Africa

SES will be delivering DTH broadcast television across French-speaking countries in Sub-Saharan Africa for the Lomé-based consortium of West African broadcasters led by Africable and Media Plus. The multi-year contract for two transponders will allow the new platform to deliver DT) television from its Bamako Teleport to member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (also known by […]

Al Jazeera sued over rights “violation”

A Cairo-based satellite TV channel says it will file a lawsuit against Qatar-based Al Jazeera and accuse the news channel of “violating its broadcast rights as the exclusive holder,” according to BBC Monitoring. The allegation is that the Sada al-Balad channel held the exclusive rights to cover and transmit the retrial hearing of former president of Egypt Husni Mubarak.  Sada […]

MEASAT-3b confirmed for September 12 launch

Following confirmation from launch service provider Arianespace that its next Ariane 5 mission has transferred from the Spaceport’s Launcher Integration Building – where it was assembled, to the Final Assembly Building – where the dual-passenger payload will be installed, one of its launch customers, MEASAT, has revealed that the MEASAT-3b satellite has been scheduled for launch on September 12th MYT […]

Online supplements traditional pay-TV

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research suggest that pay-TV customers pick and choose online sources to supplement- rather than replace – the content they get from their cable, satellite, or telco TV provider. The firm suggests that although the risk of true cord cutting is low, the greater risk is to

“Modest” revenue increases for sat-operators

A report from Paris-based Euroconsult says that the satellite broadcasting industry will see only modest increases in revenues this year. Euroconsult says the FSS industry generated

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