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Canal+ goes UHD

Canal+ is launching its Ultra-HD DTH service on a newly-designed set-top box (Le Decodeur) today, January 18th. The UHD signal will be carried by SES from its 19.2 degrees East…

Israel embarks on satellite rescue missions

An Israeli start-up has reportedly signed a $100 million agreement “with a major regional communications satellite operator” to send up ‘space tug’ craft that will attach themselves to an aging…

Avanti confirming restructuring?

Avanti Communications Group, the London AIM listed satellite communications company, is expected shortly to announce the result of its Balance Sheet restructuring, which observers say should put it on a…

New Hispasat arrives at SpaceX

New Hispasat arrives at SpaceX

Satellite builder Space Systems/Loral has delivered Hispasat’s latest craft, now named 30W-6 (it was formerly called Hispasat 1F) to the SpaceX launch site at Cape Canaveral in Florida, where it…

YahLive adds 35 extra channels

YahLive adds 35 extra channels

Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator YahLive, used the Dubai CabSat show to confirm that it had added 35 extra TV channels to its portfolio. Most come from a joint-venture with EARTH…

Arabsat sells extra capacity to Talia

Arabsat used the Dubai CabSat show to sign an extension agreement with satellite capacity and services supply company Talia for extra transponders on Arabsat 5C which operates from 20 degrees…

Indian giant DTH merger stutters

Indian giant DTH merger stutters

India’s Dish TV pay-TV broadcaster is in the middle of acquiring rival broadcaster Videotron d2h. However, various businesses in the Videocon Group are cash-strapped and subject to insolvency proceedings. The…

Eutelsat: FTA HD increase in @ 7/8° West

Satellite operator Eutelsat Communications has released new data about the TV channels it broadcasts from its 7/8° West video neighbourhood. The attraction of the region’s 7/8° West neighbourhood is driven…

ArianeGroup orders up final 10 A-5 rockets

Arianespace has contracted orders for ten of the current Ariane 5-ECA rockets. They will be in use from its French Guiana launch site from 2020 once the existing stock (ordered…

SES-15 enters commercial service

SES has announced that the new SES-15 spacecraft has been operational at the 129 degrees West orbital position since January 1st. As planned, the all-electric satellite took six months to…

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