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New German DTH uses Kiosk channels

A new DTH platform for Germany will launch with channels from the Eutelsat Kabelkiosk platform. AllesSehen will have two packages of channels available. One will offer 11 German language channels,…

Carey leaves DirecTV for News Corp

The DirecTV Group's President and CEO Chase Carey is joining News Corp as Peter Chernin's replacement as COO. DirectTV has recently switched from News Corp to Liberty ownership. The move…

EchoStar and AsiaSat form DTH joint venture

EchoStar Corporation, provider of end-to-end pay TV delivery systems and equipment for satellite, IPTV, cable, terrestrial and consumer electronics markets, and AsiaSat Asia’s leading satellite operator, have formed a joint…

Eutelsat sales increase

France’s Eutelsat, the world’s third-largest satellite operator, has raised its full-year revenue targets after posting a 5.6 per cent increase in third-quarter sales. The company said it now expected full-year…

EC paves the way for mobile satellite services

The European Commission has selected two operators, Inmarsat Ventures Limited and Solaris Mobile Limited, to provide mobile satellite services across Europe. The services, such as high-speed Internet access, mobile television…

DirecTV Q1 profit down, subs up

DirecTV has reported that first-quarter earnings fell 46 per cent even as subscriber growth hit a four-year high. Chief Executive Chase Carey said he expects intense competition to continue in…

Premiere rebranded Sky

German pay-TV station Premiere will change its brand name to Sky despite heavy write-downs on the Premiere brand name. Premiere will trade under the Sky name as do other pay-TV…

Dish Network Remote Access service

Dish Network has launched its Dish Remote Access service to customers across the US. The service – free to Dish Network customers with a broadband-connected ViP Series DVR – gives…

Dish proftis rise, subs drop

US satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp has posted better than expected quarterly profit, despite losing 94,000 subscribers. Net income rose to $312.7 million from $258.6 million a year earlier.…

Malone merges Liberty Entertainment and DirecTV

DirecTV will merge with John Malone's Liberty Entertainment to simplify its ownership structure and improve its ability to pursue deals; specifically making itself a more attractive target for one of…