Category archives for: DTH/Satellite

Thales-Alenia wins Telkom-3S order

Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with the leading telecom services company in Indonesia, PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia TbK (Telkom), to build a new telecommunications satellite. Telkom-3S will increase the operator’s C-band capacity from its orbital position at 118° East, and will also offer HDTV channels and remote GSM/Internet services in Ku-band. Thales Alenia Space will be prime contractor on […]

SES digital TV platform for West Africa

SES, in cooperation with service provider Computer Warehouse Group has confirmed the launch of a new digital TV platform for West Africa on SES’s Astra 2F satellite at 28.2 degrees East. This independent and neutral TV platform in Nigeria will be the country’s first FTA DTH digital TV platform and provide the opportunity for broadcasters to reach millions of satellite […]

DirecTV, DISH support STELA reauthorisation

US satellite TV broadcasters DirecTV and DISH Network have expressed their support of Congressional efforts to reauthorise the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA). In a joint Statement, they said: “On behalf of our 34 million DirecTV and DISH satellite television customers, we thank the leadership of the US House of Representatives, along with the Energy and Commerce Committee […]

Dish TV India adds 332,000 subs in Q1

Dish TV India added 332,000 net subscribers during the quarter ended June 30th 2014, giving a total subscriber base of 11.7 million net subscribers at the end of the period. Asia Pacific’s largest DTH broadcaster reported first quarter fiscal 2015 standalone subscription revenues and total operating revenues of Rs. 5,886 million and Rs. 6,407 million respectively. EBITDA for the quarter […]

KIPCO gets OSN offer


Kuwait Investment Projects, the majority owner of Dubai-based Orbit Showtime Network (OSN), has reportedly received an offer to by 100 per cent of OSN. KIPCO, in a statement July 20th, said the offer was confidential and would be presented to the board for a decision. KIPCO is a 60.5 per cent owner in OSN, the other player being Saudi Arabia-based […]

Satellite capacity market to grow 76% to 2023

NSR’s Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 11th Edition report, projects new supply of over 3,000 new transponders and 2+ Tbps of HTS capacity fuelled by risk-taking from key operators will far outstrip demand growth over the next decade. This demand growth will centre on video/DTH, mobility, enterprise data/trunking and broadband access, and evolve in both developed and developing regions. […]

Technicolor, Tata Sky celebrate milestones

Technicolor has announced two milestones in its relationship with Tata Sky, India’s leading DTH service provider– the 10 year anniversary of the partnership and the delivery of the 11 millionth Technicolor set-top box. These milestones follow an announcement in May of this year for Technicolor to ship 4K set-top boxes in volume to Tata Sky from early 2015. “On behalf […]

Pro7Sat.1 forecasts trimmed

Investment banker Berenberg has cut back on its expectations for German broadcasting giant Pro7Sat.1. In terms of the broadcaster’s share price the bank says its 12-month target is cut by €2 from €29.60 to €27.60. The reasons are the broadcaster’s “material underperformance” over the past year, although stressing that the bank’s view is some 5 percent below that of analysts’ […]

Freesat mobile app on Android

Freesat, the subscription free satellite TV service, has launched an Android version of its Freesat App. Extending the power to manage and control their TVs via mobiles and tablets to even more viewers, the new Android version of the Freesat App is now available for free download from the Google Play store. Optimised for the latest Android devices running Android […]

Russia’s CTV wants new satellite service

Moscow-based CTV, which is affiliated with telco holding company Sistema, is applying for a licence to use a batch of DTH frequencies on the ABS-2 satellite, and wants to launch a pay-TV service over Russia. Russia’s federal telecommunications regulator Roslomnadzor made the announcement, and says that CTV/Sistema is the only company making an application. The tender covers the Ku-band and […]

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