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SES urges US C-band owners to register

SES is urging its C-band clients in the US to ensure that their receiving dishes are properly licensed with the FCC. A White Paper, originally written back in April, is…

US cord cutting slows; DTH loses record customers

US cord cutting slows; DTH loses record customers

The pressure on traditional multichannel subscriptions abated in the second quarter – a positive direction that is further supported by the forwarded momentum of virtual services Sling TV and DirecTV NOW,…

beIN Sports accuses Arabsat

beIN Sports accuses Arabsat

The controversy over which satellite is illegally beaming out pirated signals deepened with a statement August 16th from Qatar-based beIN Sports. The broadcaster accuses beoutQ and Arabsat as facilitating blatant…

ESA planning for Ariane-7?

Arianespace’s current workhorse rocket, its Ariane 5 model, will be replaced by the much more flexible Ariane 6 versions with a test flight scheduled for 2020 and speedy commercialisation during…

DStv and SABC agree carriage deal

A joint statement from South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC and MultiChoice says that the two parties have agreed carriage fee terms for SABC channels. The agreement means that SABC’s 24-hour…

Analyst: Global subscription, ad revenue to reach $559bn

Analyst: Global subscription, ad revenue to reach $559bn

Strategy Analytics forecasts that global consumer and advertising spend on TV and video will grow from $490 billion in 2017 to $559 billion in 2022, an increase of $69 billion.…

AsiaSat for live coverage of 2018 Asian Games

AsiaSat is supporting live coverage of the 2018 Asian Games with AsiaSat 5. The 18th Asian Games, co-hosted by the cities of Jakarta and Palembang of Indonesia, includes 40 sports,…

US pay-TV Q2 subs down 415,000

Findings from analysis firm Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market – lost about 415,000 net…

India admits solar panel problems

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) confirmed its was anxious about a potential solar panel problem on a satellite it urgently recalled from Arianespace’s launch facility at French Guiana. It GSAT-11…

Eutelsat sells E-25B for €135m

Eutelsat is selling its portion of a joint-venture satellite operating over the Middle East. Eutelsat 28B, which was co-owned by Qatar’s Es’hailSat, will now be wholly-owned by the Qataris who…

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