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DISH & DirecTV merger back on?

Private equity fund Apollo Global Management is reportedly looking to help engineer a merger between the USA’s two giant DTH players, DirecTV (now owned by AT&T) and Charlie Ergen’s DISH…

MyZen TV launches on Nova DTH platform

The well-being channel MyZen TV, in partnership with THEMA, has announced its launch in Greece and Cyprus on DTH platform Nova. Nova is a provider of bundled home entertainment and…

Double success for Proton

A Proton rocket blasted off from its Baikonur, Kazakhstan cosmodrome on October 9th on a long journey to orbit, with two important satellite passengers on board. Lift-off was on time…

Dish TV India, Amazon hybrid STB

Dish TV India, Amazon hybrid STB

DTH provider Dish TV India has collaborated with Amazon Prime Video to offer Prime Video app to its Dish TV and d2h subscribers on its upcoming hybrid set-top box. The…

ILS prepares for Eutelsat & MEV-1 launch

International Launch Services (ILS) which handles the commercial side of the Russian Proton rocket sales activity, is to launch the delayed two-satellite mission for Eutelsat and Northrop Grumman on October…

Ethiopia gets dedicated DTH satellite service

For years, Ethiopian TV viewers have had to navigate through a plethora of multinational content in a variety of foreign languages in order to locate their favourite channels. That changes…

ILS: Tass Proton statement “unsubstantiated”

Last week, it was reported that an inspection of the two satellites aboard an International Launch Services (ILS) rocket found that the satellites had not been correctly installed. Our source…

Kartina TV expands coverage with SES

Russian-language broadcaster and OTT content packager Kartina TV is to increase its reach with FTV capacity on SES from its 19.2 degrees east position. Kartina TV will be broadcasting a…

MEV-1 satellite “incorrectly attached”

Two satellites, Eutelsat 5WB and Northrop Grumman’s MEV-1 space tub, were due to be launched on a Russian Proton rocket on September 30th. The launch was postponed on September 24th…

Eutelsat & MEV satellite launch delayed

International Launch Services, the commercial arm of the Russian Proton rocket launch system, has delayed the launch of Eutelsat’s latest craft, E-5 West. The delay also represents a delay for…

Analyst: Pay-TV subs top 1bn

Analyst: Pay-TV subs top 1bn

Pay-TV subscribers increased by 26 million in 2018 across 138 countries, according to the Pay-TV Databook from analyst firm Digital TV Research. This took the number of pay-TV subscribers beyond…

Report: DTH still key for European satellite operators

A report from investment bank Exane/BNPP states that its regular Satellite Monitor, just updated and expanded by some 15 per cent to include 1300 channels beams by SES and Eutelsat…

Satellite delivery has “long and growing future”

A report from Northern Sky Research (NSR, Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand) states that despite slow growth in satellite supply and capacity over the past few years, the next…

DISH, DirecTV to merge?

DISH, DirecTV to merge?

Charlie Ergen-backed pay-TV operation DISH Network could be about to merge or consolidate with DirecTV. Numerous reports suggest that with DirecTV haemorrhaging subscribers since its AT&T take-over, a disposal by…

Survey: High cable pricing fuels US cord cutting

Survey: High cable pricing fuels US cord cutting

When US consumer advice body Consumer Reports asked its members for feedback on their pay-TV, home Internet, and bundled plans, most companies got poor marks for value and many for…

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