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MX1 appoints new CEO

MX1 appoints new CEO

Wilfried Urner is the new CEO at SES-owned media services and playout division MX1. The former CEO, and part of the team running the former RR Media which SES acquired…

Satellites: “Unprecedented levels of change”

A note to investors from investment bank Exane/BNPP says the pace of change in the satellite industry is accelerating at unprecedented levels. Specifically addressing the high-profile comments made at an…

Satellites: “Still boldly going”

A major report from Sami Kassab, the specialist equity analyst at investment bank Exane-BNP/Paribas, highlights the fact that satellites in general are now entering what Kassab describes as “new space”,…

Airbus to build a “space tug”

There are already various space projects designed to rescue orbital satellites, not least Orbital ATK’s Mission Extension Vehicle which has booked a launch on an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton…

Double success for Ariane

Arianespace achieved a double success on September 29th. The launch was the rocket company’s 81st success without interruption in a row. The two satellites launched into geostationary transfer orbits were…

SES extends video contract with Sky Deutschland

SES extends video contract with Sky Deutschland

Satellite operator SES says it has concluded a multi-year capacity extension agreement with Sky Deutschland. “Under the agreement announced by SES, Sky Deutschland has renewed seven transponders at the prime…

Successful lift-off for AsiaSat 9

Successful lift-off for AsiaSat 9

AsiaSat has announced the successful lift-off of AsiaSat 9, the company’s most powerful and advanced communications satellite. It is the fifth AsiaSat satellite built by SSL and the fifth launch…

US continues to add linear OTT pay-TV subs

The pay-TV market in US fell to 0.1 per cent to reach 100.2 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the previous quarter. However, linear OTT pay-TV…

AsiaSat-9 ready to go

Tonight (September 28th), subject to the usual weather conditions, a massive AsiaSat craft will be orbited by Russian Proton rocket. AsiaSat-9 will be the largest satellite in the fleet. This…

Busy launch schedule for SpaceX

Satellite operator SES says it expects to see its SES-11 joint-venture ‘condominium’ satellite launched on October 7th by SpaceX. SES’s satellite partner is EchoStar 105, and the two operators are…