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Arianespace gets back to full schedule

On May 10th we reported about a French Guiana launch on May 18th of SES-15, when the spaceport uses a Soyuz rocket to place the satellite into its geostationary orbit.…

COMSYS: Hughes dominates VSAT industry

Hughes Network Systems, was again confirmed as the leading global provider in both enterprise and consumer sectors of the Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite communications industry by London-based COMSYS,…

SES-15 readying for launch

Launch company Arianespace says that SES-15 is in the final stages of its upcoming mission, scheduled for May 18th, to orbit the satellite. This time, however, SES is using the…

Global pay-TV revenues to peak in 2017

Global pay-TV revenues to peak in 2017

Global pay-TV revenues will peak in 2017 at $202 billion (€184bn), according to analysis firm Digital TV Research. However, no rapid decline will take place after 2017 as revenues will…

Avanti hits all-time low

Avanti hits all-time low

London-based Avanti Communications suffered an all-time low price for its shares on May 5th, falling 8.5 per cent to 9.49p. One month ago the price was 12.56p, although this itself…

Bulgaria will use next ‘pre-flown’ SpaceX rocket

SpaceX will launch BulgariaSat-1 next month on a ‘pre-flow’ (or as SpaceX coyly describe it, “Flight-tested”) rocket that was previously used to launch a group of Iridium satellites back in…

SpaceX denies IPO plans

SpaceX’s President, Gwynne Shotwell, has denied that the rocket launch company is preparing for an Initial Public Offering (IPO).  Reuters is reporting that she has firmly denied rumours of an…

Arianespace orbits 2 Thales satellites

Arianespace orbits 2 Thales satellites

An Ariane rocket successfully delivered two Thales Alenia-manufactured satellites into orbit on May 4th. The two were carried in a dual launch by Arianespace. They had been badly delayed by…

Telenor Satellite/Canal Digital revenues fall

Telenor Group has reported falls in both its Satellite Broadcasting and Canal Digital DTH operations during its Q1 trading. Telenor Satellite Broadcasting, the satellite facilities and capacity leasing business, had…

Spain’s Mediapro to distribute EC TV channels

Spain’s Mediapro to distribute EC TV channels

Spanish TV group Mediapro is to distribute Ebs and Ebs +, the two TV channels produced by the European Commission with info and news stories about the EU, via HD…