Advanced Television

DTH/Satellite

Data: HD channels in Arab world “continuously growing”

Hasan R Hasan, chairman of the Arab HDTV & Beyond Group, at a meeting of the organisation at the Dubai CabSat show, told delegates that while Ultra-HD has been slow to take off, there had been continuous growth in broadcasters now transmitting HD signals. “HD TV in the Arab world is continuously growing, especially for […]

May 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

Arabsat signs Rotana contract

Alhamedi Alanezi, Arabsat’s new CEO, helping to represent the satellite operator at CabSat in Dubai, has signed a 14 channel exclusive renewal contract with media network Rotana. Alanezi signed the agreement which, as well as the exclusive HD channels, also covers eight others in Standard Definition. The new agreement is for three years and sees […]

May 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat still suffering Video revenue challenges

Eutelsat revealed its Q3 financials after the market closed on May 12th. Its financial year ends on June 30th. The Broadcast division’s quarterly revenues fell back 6.8 per cent y-o-y to €172.5 million (from €182 million); Broadcast is 61 per cent of the company’s revenues. The problems in Russia were covered by the company. The […]

May 13, 2022By Chris Forrester

Data: India’s DTH subs fall

India’s four giant DTH operators saw a fall in their combined subscriber numbers according to data from regulator TRAI. Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV and Sun Direct saw combined subscriber numbers fall slightly from 68.89 million in September 2021 to 68.52 million in December 2021. There are more DTH viewers in the service […]

May 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

Newsmax launching in Europe via M7

Luxembourg-based M7 Group, owned by Canal+, has announced a long-term satellite and OTT distribution agreement with US-based, conservative news channel Newsmax. Newsmax is the #4 rated news channel in the US and is available in 52 million pay-TV homes in the country through major providers including DirecTV, Dish, Comcast, Verizon and more. It is also […]

May 11, 2022Nick Snow @ ANGA COM

Forecast: Global pay-TV to add subs, lose revenues

According to the Global Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research, 19 million more pay-TV subscribers across 138 countries between 2021 and 2027, but revenues will decline by $25 billion (€23.8bn) over the same period. “Between 2021 and 2027, 86 countries will add pay-TV subs and 52 countries will lose subscribers,” advises […]

May 4, 2022

SES, ComNet extend Central American coverage

SES and ComNet have extended their long-term partnership to jointly deliver high-performance, next-generation broadband services to enable applications supporting agriculture, trade, tourism, energy, financial, health and education sectors across Central America. ComNet, headquartered in Guatemala, will leverage SES-17 Ka-band satellite capacity and SES’s managed services to offer a new QUANTTUM Ka enterprise solution, an extension […]

May 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Sky renews capacity agreement with SES

Sky UK has extended its multi-year pay-TV capacity and transmission agreement with SES. The renewal secures an additional contract backlog of approximately €84 million, building on the €90 million capacity agreement signed between the two companies in 2021, with contract durations up to end 2028. With this renewal, Sky UK will continue to leverage the […]

May 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Arabsat extends Euronews capacity contract

Euronews is extending its contract with Arabsat. Arabsat will provide transmission broadcasts on its BADR-4 satellite (also known as Arabsat 4B). “We are delighted with our long partnership with Euronews, one of the most viewed news channels in Europe and look forward to continue to offer their uniquely rich and varied news on Arabsat BADR-4,” […]

April 26, 2022By Chris Forrester

Italy ends 2021 with 421 TV channels

After a persistent drop in recent years, the number of TV channels in Italy started growing again in 2021, mainly on the free-to-air DTT platform, according to the annual report of sector organisation Confindustria Radio TV. At the same time, as a result of closures of third party channels (Disney, AXN, Fox, Discovery, RCS) due […]

April 22, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome