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Success for O3b quartet

SES-backed O3b now has its first constellation of 12 satellites in orbit. Four additions were lofted into space late on December 19th, by an Arianespace Soyuz rocket from the Kourou, French Guiana, spaceport. The complex mission worked perfectly and after a 2 hour 22 minute flight, the first pair of satellites were released from the rocket’s dispenser, followed by the […]

Globecast for Virgin’s international content

Globecast has partnered with Virgin Media to supply seven channels for the platform’s expanded international TV content. In total Virgin Media is adding ten more international channels to its TV service. Globecast is supplying seven channels for Virgin Media’s Worldbox service, a new app offering live streams of international channels via Virgin Media TiVo. The channels will be launched in […]

Ukraine: Megogo to broadcast Viasat channels

Eight Viasat channels are now available throughout Ukraine for all Megogo subscribers in the ‘basic’ package. From 2015 the channels will be provided on a pay basis. The new Megogo offer will include the pay-TV movies from the movie channel brand, TV1000 – which includes the channels TV1000, TV1000 Russian Kino, TV1000 Action and TV1000 Comedy – as well as […]

Czech/Slovak broadcasters in Ultra HD tests

Satellite broadcaster SES has confirmed that Ceska Televize (CT), RTVS and Ceske Radiokomunikace are to begin test broadcasts of Ultra HD content via SES’s ASTRA 3B satellite. The Czech Republic public TV provider CT and Slovakian public broadcaster RTVS, in co-operation with leading Czech provider of digital infrastructure Ceske Radiokomunikace, are spearheading the first Ultra HD broadcast trial via ASTRA […]

IABM: Bright future for broadcast supply

IABM has concluded its 10th Annual International Business Conference & Awards where it released the key findings from its research study. These included year on year sales growth of 7.7 per cent, year on year profit growth of 11.2 per cent and 68.1 per cent of companies in profit. However, market confidence was down from last year. Covering four broad […]

Eutelsat hamstrung by French tax rates

Investment bank Berenberg, in a 10-page report on satellite operator Eutelsat, says it is increasingly difficult to accurately compare and contrast Eutelsat with its Luxembourg rival SES. The bank’s headline advice is for investors to “HOLD” their positions in Eutelsat despite the operator paying “well over two-times the tax rate of SES” and also having an above sector average exposure […]

Ofcom: ‘UK has strong Internet economy’

The UK’s Internet economy is one of the strongest in the world, driven by record online advertising, spending and entertainment consumption, new figures from Ofcom reveal. The country also leads the EU’s five biggest economies for broadband take-up, usage and superfast broadband coverage. Ofcom finds that the UK has the highest e-commerce spending among the major nations surveyed in today’s […]

Eutelsat orders British-made satellite

Surrey Satellite Technology (SST) has won a contract from Eutelsat for one of SST’s speciality craft. Eutelsat Quantum, the new satellite, will not launch until 2018, but is of a revolutionary design. Financed in part by the UK government’s Space Agency and the European Space Agency, the satellite will be ‘small’ compared to the usual 5-6 tonnes satellites usually bought […]

WRN Broadcast distributes Made TV onto Sky

WRN Broadcast is providing pioneering local TV broadcaster Made TV with distribution services to make its local TV content available on the UK Sky platform. The service includes multiplexing, encoding and uplinking onto WRN Broadcast’s satellite capacity for four local TV channels. This will allow over 10 million viewers living around Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds and Tyne & Wear to enjoy […]

Baku 2015 European Games appoints Perform

Perform, the digital sports content group, and Baku European Games Operations Committee (BEGOC), the organiser of the inaugural European Games, have signed a content partnership that will deliver extensive multilingual news and features to promote and increase exposure of the Baku 2015 European Games. Perform will base production teams in Baku and London, showcasing the 20 different sports on show […]

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