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Proton rockets ready to return to work

International Launch Services (ILS) which markets the use of Russia’s Proton rocket system to ‘western’ satellite operators, says it “cautiously” expects to return to normal flight operations by April or…

SpaceX ‘logjam’ hits launch clients

A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to launch this coming weekend carrying a routine NASA cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS). But the long delays since the Sepember 1st…

Arabsat to beam Tunisian bundle from Badr-4

Tunisia’s Office National de la Telediffusion Tunisien (ONT) has been working with Arabsat for some years, but that relationship is now being greatly expanded with ONT using Arabsat to transmit…

“Large price cuts” being won by major satellite customers

Equity analysts at Deutsche Bank say that Europe’s major broadcasters are winning large price cuts from satellite operators when they negotiate their capacity renewal contracts. Analyst Laurie Davison, using Eutelsat’s…

ViaSat-2 promised for the autumn

Eutelsat and ViaSat will shortly sign a joint-venture agreement that will eventually cover the use of a ViaSat-3 satellite, and the use of Eutelsat’s existing Ka-Sat broadband-by-satellite service. ViaSat has…

DISH confirms 4K Planet Earth II

DISH confirms 4K Planet Earth II

Following advanced-television.com’s report that US pay-TV operator DirecTV is to broadcast a range of programming in 4K, satellite platform DISH TV has confirmed it is to deliver live natural history series,…

Arianespace readies to launch Sky Brazil, Telkom satellites

Rocket company Arianespace is in the final pre-launch countdown ahead of its planned heavy launch when it will loft a pair of satellites into orbit on the eve of February…

4K Fox Sports for DirecTV

The number of 4K broadcasts on DirecTV continues to grow. A couple of weeks ago, NBC Sports started broadcasting 4K football matches from England’s Premier League. NBC Sports will continue to…

UK wants rocket launch site

The British government is backing plans to create the UK’s first – modern – rocket launching site. A Spaceflight Bill is likely to be presented to parliament this month, and…

Pakistan acts against Indian DTH channels

Pakistan’s PEMRA broadcasting regulator says it has conducted enforcement raids against cable and DTH re-broadcasters and viewers who are distributing or watching Indian TV channels in the country. Specifically, the…