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SES’ next expansion move?.. and who won’t like it

A few weeks ago Romain Bausch, the CEO of satellite operator SES, spoke ambitiously of further expansion for SES. He specifically mentioned two possible target operators: Intelsat, a similarly huge…

Worldspace: Class Action suit gets serious

Worldspace, the struggling pay-radio operator, is facing another challenge, this time from investors who allege certain wrongdoings over the broadcaster’s IPO. Last week Judge Peter Walsh, who is supervising Worldspace’s…

SES Astra enhances 3D demo channel

  SES Astra has enhanced the programme offer for its 3D demo channel and entered into a partnership with Italian public broadcaster Rai for the delivery of experimental 3D content.…

BSkyB considers Arabic news service

BSkyB considers Arabic news service

BSkyB is in talks to broadcast a 24-hour rolling news service in Arabic, based in Abu Dhabi, as part of a joint venture with a local private investor, according to…

Unitymedia to close down DTH platform

Germany's second largest cable operator Unitymedia has confirmed it will close down its DTH satellite platform arenaSAT on September 30th. The company said it wants to focus on its core…

OP ED: Murdoch makes each way bet on the Murdoch effect

OP ED: Murdoch makes each way bet on the Murdoch effect

Rumours of a bid by News for BskyB come and go like the seasons. But there was never much doubt that when he judged the time was right Rupert Murdoch…

Sky rejects Murdoch control bid

Sky rejects Murdoch control bid

Will regulators allow the bid? News has probably taken the view that as regulators clearly already treat BskyB as if News controls it, then this might not be as big…

Telenet: 1m digital

Telenet, the Belgian MSO, had 1,065,000 digital homes as of March 31, 2010 but is still losing basic analogue subscribers to the fierce competition from Belgacom, which offers 'free' TV…

Nagravision and Cyfrowy Polsat extend agreement

Nagravision has announced the execution of a ten-year Conditional Access System agreement with Cyfrowy Polsat, Polands leading DTH platform. Through this new agreement, Nagravision underlines its long-term commitment to Cyfrowy…

Freesat ad campaign

Freesat, the free-to-air satellite TV service, launches its latest integrated marketing campaign on 1st April. The campaign incorporates TV, press, digital, social media and PR and focuses on Freesat's HD…