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SES sells all of AMC-4’s capacity to Gogo

In-flight entertainment (IFE) supplier Gogo is taking all the available capacity on an SES satellite, AMC-4. SES will shift the satellite from its current orbital spot at 67 degrees West,…

Encompass strengthens partnership with Measat

Measat Satellite Systems has announced that Encompass Digital Media is expanding their presence onM easat’s 91.5°E video neighbourhood. Eight more channels are now available from 91.5°E: Hits HD, KIX360 SD,…

Intelsat extends agreement with Starz

Intelsat has announced that global media and entertainment company, Starz, has extended its commitment for distribution services on the Intelsat Galaxy satellites. Under the agreement, Intelsat will provide a combination…

Roadblocks halt Arianespace launches

Earlier this week there were signs that the severe industrial action at the French Guiana rocket launch site at Kourou were softening. Some roadblocks had been lifted, and there were…

Arianespace wins Intelsat/SKY Perfect JSAT launch

Arianespace says that it has won the launch contract for an upcoming joint Intelsat (Horizons 3e) and SKY Perfect-JSAT satellite. Boeing is building the satellite and it should be ready…

MX1, Vubiquity global linear distribution deal

Satellite operator SES has confirmed that its wholly-owned global media services company MX1, and media technology solutions and premium content services provider Vubiquity, have signed a multi-year linear distribution deal.…

Spain: DTT and IPTV boom causes satellite freefall

Contrary to the rest of Europe, Spaniards mainly watch TV via DTT. This – combined with an increasing demand for IPTV – is putting satellite and cable TV in freefall.…

Arianespace 2017 launch plans in tatters

This past Easter weekend saw many of the informal roadblocks in French Guiana lifted so that residents could do some essential food shopping. But the barriers stayed firmly in place…

Palestine gets free Arabsat satellite transmission

The 40th meeting of Arabsat’s general assembly in Muscat, Oman, which wrapped on April 13th, agreed to exempt the Palestine Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) from any fees or debts for using…

Florida hits satellite viewing with higher tax

Florida residents must pay a higher tax if viewing programming from satellite rather than cable TV. The Florida Supreme Court made the ruling on April 13th and overturned an earlier…