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EchoStar: ‘Win some, lose some’

EchoStar and sister company Dish Network on April 20 lost the latest round of its long-running litigation with DVR-technology company TiVo. The US Court of Appeals said that EchoStar continued…

US DTH want Federal broadband dollars

US satellite broadband providers — Dish Network, EchoStar Technologies, ViaSat/Wildblue Communications and Hughes Network Systems – have told the Federal Communications Commission that they should be allowed to participate in…

Avanti wins SpaceX case

UK-based satellite operator Avanti Communications has won its legal action against rocket launch company SpaceX and will now recover its $7.56 million deposit paid against the planned launch of Hylas-1,…

YahSat and New Dawn ready – again

The countdown for Arianespace’s Flight 201 is on again. The original launch was suspended on March 30 in the final seconds prior to lift-off when an on-board anomaly was detected…

DirecTV offers more local TV

American viewers want their local TV news, almost above all else. DirecTV says it already supplies local HDTV channels to 174 specific market regions in the USA. That number will…

Ariane wins Astra 2E launch

SES Astra’s UK and Ireland orbital slot at 28.2 deg East is to get a new satellite, Astra 2E, launched in Q2/2013 by Arianespace.  Astra 2E will be built by…

Sky Deutschland adopts HD+

HD+ is the mechanism where Germany’s commercial broadcasters can soft-encrypt their high-definition output. The system has been adopted by eight commercial channels in HD: RTL HD, SAT.1 HD, ProSieben HD,…

GlobeCast selects EuroBird 9A to launch HD platform

To respond to increasing HD demand from its clients, GlobeCast has concluded a five-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for a third transponder on its EuroBird 9A satellite, which will carry…

GlobeCast selects Eutelsat’s EuroBird 9A satellite to launch HD distribution platform

To respond to increasing HD demand from its clients, GlobeCast has concluded a five-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for a third transponder on its EuroBird 9A satellite, which will carry…

Astra platform services open new playout centre

SES Astra, an SES company, has revealed that its 100 per cent owned subsidiary Astra Platform Services (APS) has opened a new playout centre in Unterföhring near Munich. With the…