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Spacecom broadcasts AFCON football

Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has been selected for the third consecutive time to provide broadcast services on AMOS-5 at 17°E for the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Africa’s bi-annual football championship competition. The competition is being hosted by Equatorial Guinea and is taking place from January 17th through February 8th. […]

BNE: UHF strategy should have DTT at its core

Following the release of draft opinions by the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) on the future of the UHF band in the EU and on the Common Policy Objectives for WRC (World Radio Conference), Broadcast Network Europe (BNE) – trade organisation for Terrestrial Broadcast Network Operators for Radio and TV in Europe – is continuing its active involvement in the […]

BH Telecom chooses PlayBox Technology

BH Telecom, a telco in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has invested in PlayBox Technology channel-in-a-box systems for incorporation into its data centre in Sarajevo. The contract was won on an open-tender basis by systems integration company BCH which is itself based in Sarajevo. “The PlayBox Technology system fits in very well with BH Telecom’s essentially tapeless operation of two new channels […]

ViewSat helps GOD TV Africa reach 1bn

ViewSat, a specialist in satellite distribution, has worked in partnership with GOD TV Africa to help it meet its vision of reaching one billion people across the continent. GOD TV provides daily Christian content to millions of viewers on the African continent, broadcasting from Jerusalem where its Broadcast HQ is situated. Marcel Olivier, Regional Director of GOD TV Africa comments, […]

Astra 2G successfully launched

SES’s Astra 2G satellite has been successfully launched on an ILS Proton Breeze M booster at 03:37:49 Baikonur time (22:37:49 CET and 16:37:49 EST on December 27th). After a nine-hour, 12-minute mission, the Breeze M upper stage of the Proton rocket successfully released the Astra 2G satellite into geostationary transfer orbit. Astra 2G will be deployed at the 28.2/28.5 degrees […]

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 […]

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