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Astra Connect broadband for UK ‘final 5%’

SES Broadband Services (SBBS) announced its Astra Connect solution will be used as part of a pilot program to connect homes and businesses in the UK which cannot benefit from…

Consumer group: ‘AT&T, DirecTV deal anti-competitive’

US public interest group Public Knowledge is calling on Congress to be vigilant as multiple mergers come before it in the coming months. Public Knowledge senior staff attorney John Bergmayer…

Dutch digital connections up to 6.72m

The number of digital TV connections in the Netherlands grew by 0.9 per cent during the first quarter of this year to 6.72 million on 31 March, according to Telecompaper.…

Proton rocket to resume in September

On May 16 a Proton rocket suffered a catastrophic loss of its cargo, an expensive ($217 million) communications satellite. The disaster meant that all Proton flights were suspended while a…

Eutelsat expands in Asia

Eutelsat Communications has unveiled its plans at the CommunicAsia exhibition in Singapore for significantly scaling up its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. The company is embarking on a new triple…

Newtec for Thaicom DTH

Newtec announced today that Thaicom PLC, a leading Asian satellite operator, has installed Newtec technology (M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulators) on the platform of Thaicom-6, enabling its satellite to provide TV…

SES: ‘Consumers are jumping into 4K’

Satellite operator SES’s new CEO, Karim Michel Sabbagh, in a major speech at the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum in Singapore, said that despite pay-TV DTH being challenged in some markets…

Google to launch satellites on Virgin Galactic?

Sky News is reporting that Google is in talks to take a stake in Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space rocket venture. Recently it emerged that Google is developing plans…

Astra Connect in 9,000 French schools

Astra Connect in 9,000 French schools

SES Broadband Services (SBBS) and its subsidiary Astra Connect has won a major French contract to hook up almost 9000 to a broadband service via the French ‘Connected Schools’ project.…

Inmarsat rolls out EU in-flight broadband

Inmarsat, the mobile satellite services operator, has announced its decision to deploy an integrated telecommunications network to deliver aviation passenger connectivity services on a EU-wide basis.  To achieve this ambition,…

Eutelsat’s Ka-Sat makes broadband progress

Eutelsat launched its massive Ka-Sat craft back in December 2010, and it is fair to say that the broadband and data satellite took some time to make any real progress.…

Another Russian rocket disaster

Another Russian rocket disaster

Parts of a Russian satellite appear to have crashed into the Australian bush in Queensland) late on May 15th following its lift-off from the Baikonur cosmodrome. The giant Proton rocket…

Confusion over ‘banned’ satellite launches

On April 28th we reported that certain commercial satellite launches were under threat of being cancelled because of the growing crisis with Russia in regard to the political situation in…

Inmarsat brings Hollywood to the high seas

The latest Hollywood blockbusters will soon be available to commercial shipping companies across the world, delivered directly to vessels at sea via Inmarsat’s global satellite network. Inmarsat and NT Digital…

SES: “Multiple 4K channels over Europe by 2016”

Satellite operator SES, unveiling its latest viewership numbers in London March 18, also said that it anticipated Ultra-HDTV satellite transmissions would make their debut appearances over Europe by the autumn…