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Eutelsat’s plan to exit Hispasat stalls

Eutelsat is looking to exit from Hispasat, and sell its 33.69 per cent stake. However, it has hit a major hurdle with 57 per cent majority owner Abertis Group saying…

Canada: Pay-TV subs decline, revenues steady

Canada: Pay-TV subs decline, revenues steady

Figures released by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission covering statistical and financial information on cable, IPTV and satellite companies for the year ending on August 31st 2015 reveal a…

Avanti up for sale

London-based satellite operator is up for sale. A statement from the troubled company said it was conducting a wider “strategic review” to explore a number of options including a corporate…

FSS satellite capacity flatlines, HTS grows

The latest findings from NSR’s Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 13th Edition indicate a satellite industry in the midst of a sea of change, with choppy waters threatening to…

AMOS wins $63m Israeli contract

The State of Israel has signed an agreement with Spacecom which owns the AMOS fleet of satellites, for the purchase of communications services on the company’s satellites for five years.…

Italy has 413 national TV channels

A total of 413 national TV channels were broadcast in Italy by 110 media groups (67 Italian and 43 international) in June 2016, according to a report by the association…

France: Over 43m on cable, DTH or IPTV

Some 43.7 million people now receive TV by satellite, cable or IPTV in France, representing 75 per cent of the country’s population. According to figures released by Mediamétrie in its…

StarTimes steps up capacity with Eutelsat

StarTimes, one of the fastest-growing operators of digital TV networks in Africa, and Eutelsat Communications have concluded new multi-year agreements that set the stage for accelerated roll-out of digital broadcasting…

China refuels satellite in orbit

China’s National University of Defense Technology said June 30th that it had successfully refuelled an orbiting satellite. The satellite, Tianyuan-1, was launched into space on June 25th by a powerful…

Eutelsat, Rai show Euro QF in Ultra HD

The June 30th quarter-final of the Euro 2016 football tournament between Portugal and Poland marked the kick-off of seven consecutive matches that Rai, Italy’s national public broadcaster, and Eutelsat are…