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Kourou space centre occupied by strikers

The strike at Arianespace’s Kourou spaceport in French Guiana has become even more bitter. Demonstrators gained access to a – normally – highly secure suite of offices and occupied the…

Fashion TV launches FTV UHD

Fashion TV has launched a dedicated Ultra High Definition channel, FTV UHD, on Eutelsat’s popular HOTBIRD neighbourhood. Fashion TV is leveraging HOTBIRD’s position to offer exclusive Ultra HD content to…

SpaceX slashes the cost of getting into orbit

The precise cost of launching last week’s SES-10 satellite into orbit is rumoured to have been in the $30 million-$40 million range, or about half the $60 million-$70 million normal…

NTV-PLUS, Eutelsat strengthen relationship

NTV-PLUS, Russia’s original premium pay-TV platform, has consolidated its coverage across Siberia and extended broadcasting into the country’s Far East following the conclusion of contracts on two satellites with long-standing…

Arianespace still shut down at Devil’s Island

Arianespace still shut down at Devil’s Island

The French government has reportedly promised French Guiana a special payment of $4 billion if the region’s strikers end their protest actions. The national strike has closed down all activity…

Double success for SpaceX

Martin Halliwell, CTO at satellite operator SES of Luxembourg, summed up a very successful launch of his SES-10 satellite by SpaceX on March 30th, saying: “People said we were taking…

SES moves ahead with Isle of Man teleport

SES moves ahead with Isle of Man teleport

Satellite operator SES is moving ahead with its plans to build a teleport on the Isle of Man by contracting local firms Sure and Stewart Clague Services (SCS) to provide…

beIN Sports extends Nielsen deal

beIN Sports extends Nielsen deal

Nielsen has announced that beIN Sports, a global network of sports channels owned and operated by beIN Media Group, has signed a long-term agreement for several solutions within the Nielsen…

Media Broadcast confirms German DVB-T2 HD switch

Media Broadcast confirms German DVB-T2 HD switch

In one of the largest switchover procedures in German broadcast history, German broadcast infrastructure provider Media Broadcast will press the start button for the HDTV launch on DTT over the…

Arianespace postpones launch “indefinitely”

A hard-hitting labour strike in French Guiana has forced Arianespace to again delay the launch of two satellites, including a communications satellite for KoreaSat. Arianespace says it has had to…