Eutelsat: 1,000 HD channels

Satellite operator Eutelsat has reached the symbolic landmark of 1,000 High Definition channels with the launch at Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD neighbourhood of CGTN HD, the news and current affairs channel of China’s CCTV media organisation, marking its first foray into HDTV in Europe. The 240 HD channels launched in 2016 equal the total number launched during […]

Rights holders, search engines partner to combat piracy

A first-of-its kind initiative aimed at reducing the availability of infringing content accessed through online search has been agreed in the UK between representatives of rights holders (BPI, Motion Picture Association and Alliance for Intellectual Property representing a wide range of rights holders); and major search engines (Google and Bing). Following a Government-chaired series of […]

SpaceX launch and landing success

Although launching a day later than originally planned, Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully lifted off a NASA cargo destined for the International Space Station (ISS) on February 19th, and then performed a textbook landing for the rocket’s powerful first stage onto a landing pad at Cape Canaveral. The rocket’s Dragon cargo capsule includes various scientific experiments […]

AMC Networks executives appointments

AMC Networks International, a subsidiary of AMC Networks, has announced executive personnel changes:  Kevin Dickie joins the company in a newly created role as Senior Vice President, Channels Group, UK, MEA and Poland; Levente Málnay will take on the role of Senior Vice President, Channels Group, CE and NE; and Tanya Gugenheim will assume the […]