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Sky broadcasts UK's first live 3D TV

Sky has successfully broadcast the UK's first live event in 3D TV to a domestic 3D TV set, via its satellite network and existing Sky+HD set-top boxes. The broadcast was…

Astra extends European reach

From Colin Mann in London Satellite operator SES Astra has significantly increased its reach in Europe, particularly in France, Ukraine and the UK, and is now broadcasting to 122 million…

Sirius on i-Pod

Sirius XM is to expand the reach of its satellite radio service with the second-quarter launch of an iPhone application as it explores a potential marketing partnership with satellite TV…

Eutelsat commissions WC3 satellite

Eutelsat Communications has announced that Thales Alenia Space has been commissioned to build the W3C satellite. Eutelsat will select the launcher for the satellite separately at a later stage. The…

Abertis rejects Astra’s charges on DTT

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain’s broadcasting agency Abertis Telecom, shareholder in satellites Hispasat and Eutelsat, has rejected SES Astra’s charges of favouritism in the Spanish DTT market before…

Dish Network Q4 profit rises, subs fall

Dish Network has reported its fourth-quarter profit rose 24 per cent, but the second placed US DTH provider lost more than 100,000 subscribers. Dish Network earned $217 million for the…

GlobeCast launches African DTH platform

GlobeCast's African DTH platform has successfully started transmissions on SES Astra's Astra 4A (Sirius 4) satellite. African broadcaster VoxAfrica is one of the first channels to sign up for the…

TechniSat confirmed as Freesat manufacturer

Freesat has appointed TechniSat Digital as a manufacturer of high definition digital satellite receivers for 2009. TechniSat Digital Group is a consumer electronics organisation specialising in premium DVB products. TechniSat…

India DTH market is bright spot

The worldwide market for pay-Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite television rose significantly in 2008, with an estimated 18 percent rise in subscriptions, reports In-Stat. The primary reason for this increase was strong…

RAI drops encryption on Sky Italia

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Italian public broadcaster RAI has cancelled its deal with DTH operator Sky Italia for the use of the NDS encryption standard, six months before its…