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StarTimes Kenya DTH launches

Fast-growing African DTH service StarTimes has launched in Kenya. Deputy Governor of Kajiado County Paul Ntiati thanked China for the initiative, noting that it will go a long way toward…

Russia’s RSCC wants two new satellites

Russia’s state-owned commercial satellite operator Russia Satellite Communications Co (RSCC) is looking to buy two new commercial satellites, provisionally called Express-80 and Express-103. RSCC is hiring a bank in order…

AsiaSat 8 agreement to Spacecom rescue

Satellite operator AsiaSat has entered into a transponder service agreement with Spacecom. The agreement is in respect to the use of AsiaSat’s in-orbit satellite AsiaSat 8, which will be relocated…

Sky Sport News goes FTA with MX1

Sky Sport News goes FTA with MX1

Global media service provider MX1 has signed a multi-year contract and is assisting pay-TV broadcaster Sky in taking its first steps into free-to-air TV. Starting from December 1st – and…

LeoSat and Globalsat sign strategic agreement

Would-be satellite operator LeoSat, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, has signed a strategic agreement with Globalsat. The deal sees LeoSat provide Globalsat with…

Sky unveils mobile service

Sky unveils mobile service

As anticipated, Sky has revealed full details of what it describes as the UK’s most flexible mobile service as it ramps up its multiplay offering better to compete with the…

Controversial new Paraguay DTH service licensed

Paraguay’s National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) has licensed Millicom-backed Tigo’s to provide a DTH service over the country. The issue of the licence is controversial. Local press reports say the license…

Orbital ATK to assemble satellites in space

DC-based satellite builder Orbital ATK is working with US space agency NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) to establish a Commercial Infrastructure for Robotic Assembly and Services (CIRAS) in space.…

AT&T reveals OTT options

As anticipated, AT&T has announced package and price details of its streaming services following its acquisition of DBS satellite operator DirecTV, led by the DirecTV NOW package at $35 (€33).…

SES wins M7 HD channels order

SES wins M7 HD channels order

Satellite operator SES has leased a transponder to the M7 Group. M7 will use the extra capacity for a batch of HD channels beamed over the Czech Republic and Slovakia…