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Forecast: India’s pay-TV market to see sluggish growth

The total pay-TV services revenue in India is expected to grow at a lethargic compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.7 per cent from $3.19 billion in 2020 to $3.30…

Azam TV migrates services to Eutelsat 7C

African pay-TV operator Azam TV has completed the migration of its video platform from the Eutelsat 7B to Eutelsat 7C satellite, with a multi-year extension of the existing contract and…

Arabsat wins Tele Maroc

Arabsat wins Tele Maroc

Tele Maroc has signed an exclusive carriage deal with Arabsat from its BADR-5 satellite at 26 degrees East. Tele Maroc is a Moroccan satellite TV channel transmitted from the Spanish…

Bank: “Not all satellite broadcast the same”

Investment bank Berenberg has reiterated its ‘Buy’ rating for Eutelsat and gives the Paris-based satellite operator a target price of €12.75. Its shares were trading on September 14th at about…

Analyst: Satellite industry worth $271bn in 2019

There may be some doom and gloom about the depressed state of consumer demand on aircraft and other Covid-affected businesses, but an analysis of the overall space industry by Bryce…

Analyst: Dish, DirecTV merger poses risks

Analyst: Dish, DirecTV merger poses risks

A report from Standard & Poors Market Intelligence (S&P) by Sarah Barry-James suggests that the potential for some sort of ‘merger’ between AT&T’s DirecTV and Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network poses…

Bank: “SES could suffer much lower revenues”

Earlier this week Giles Thorne, a media & telecoms analyst at investment bank Jefferies, gave Eutelsat a set of rosy expectations and a target share price of €18. A similar…

SES distributes local channels in Central America with SES-6

Grupo A, a media consortium based in Guatemala City, has partnered with SES, the specialist in global content connectivity solutions, and Trabroadcast, a local integrator for several TV stations in…

Telesat makes Canada C-band proposal

Telesat makes Canada C-band proposal

Canadian satellite operator Telesat has welcomed Canada’s Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s (ISED) inclusion of Telesat’s proposal to reallocate expeditiously the highly-desirable 3800 MHz, ‘C-band’, mid-band spectrum from…

Sky Italia renews Eutelsat contract

Sky Italia renews Eutelsat contract

Eutelsat has signed a “multi-year” strategic agreement worth €450 million over its life with Sky Italia, a “premier anchor customer” for renewed Eutelsat capacity on its ‘HOTBIRD’ craft. “The agreement…

AT&T looks to sell DirecTV

AT&T looks to sell DirecTV

AT&T has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs to advise it on a sale of its DTH pay-TV operation DirecTV. AT&T bought DirecTV back in 2015 and – including the operator’s…

M7 signs DTH agreements with Klenot TV & Hobby TV

M7 signs DTH agreements with Klenot TV & Hobby TV

M7 Group, the European pay-TV provider serving over 3 million homes, has concluded satellite capacity agreements with two new channels for distribution via Skylink, the market leading DTH platform on…

Sky Arts FTA from Sept 17

Sky Arts FTA from Sept 17

Further to the announcement that Sky Arts, the UK’s only channel dedicated to arts and culture, will be made available to everyone, Sky has confirmed a launch date, as well…

Spacecom, Novelsat demo video delivery on AMOS-17

Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellites fleet, and Novelsat, a global player in content connectivity over satellite, have announced the successful demonstration of end-to-end video delivery over AMOS-17 high throughput…

Arabsat orders BADR-8

Arabsat orders BADR-8

Riyadh-based Arabsat has ordered a new satellite from Airbus. BADR-8, described by Arabsat as the first of its 7th generation of satellites, will be built by Airbus Defense & Space…

Analyst: IPTV leading pay-TV platform

Pay-TV subscriptions increased by 16 million to 1.028 billion in 2019 across 138 countries, according to the Pay TV Databook from analyst firm Digital TV Research. The growth is in…

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