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India DTH “super-merger” in the works?

A well-sourced report from India suggests that broadcasting giant Dish TV (part of the Essel-backed Zee empire) and Bharti Airtel Digital TV are contemplating a merger. Currently Dish TV India…

Arabsat 6A to launch April 7

Reports from Florida’s Space Coast suggest that SpaceX’s next commercial flight launch will be Arabsat’s latest craft to join its fleet, 6A, will lift off at 6.36 pm (Florida time)…

Bezeq’s Yes TV to switch to broadband

Bezeq Israel Telecom is dumping satellite DTH delivery of its Yes TV bouquet of pay-TV channels and switching instead to an all-broadband delivery. The switch to online delivery will be…

SES adds 15 FTA channels for Benin

Satellite operator SES is now beaming 15 new Free To Air channels into the West African state of Benin. SES has assigned an agreement with the country’s government to supply…

Eutelsat launches Cirrus OTT platform

Eutelsat has used the CabSat show in Dubai to launch Cirrus, a hybrid satellite plus OTT delivery of programming and channels. Eutelsat has signed up its first customer, MondoGlobo/MCNC, which…

Research: IPTV drives Asia pay-TV growth

The Asia Pacific pay-TV sector is vibrant, with both subscribers (up by 68 million) and revenues (up by $2.35 billion) forecast to rise over the next five years. However, these…

Anevia, Quadrille partner for OTT over satellite

Anevia, a provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, and Quadrille, a specialist in delivering file and live content over satellite, have strengthened their partnership to offer OTT over satellite.…

Research: US cord-cutting nearly doubles in 2018  

Research: US cord-cutting nearly doubles in 2018   

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market – lost about 2,875,000 net video subscribers…

Yahlive brings RT France HD to MENA

Global television news network RT has expanded its partnership with Yahlive, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite joint venture between SES and the UAE satellite company Yahsat, by introducing RT France HD…

Brexit “galactic stupidity” for UK space industry

The UK space industry is worth some €12 billion annually, and helps fund 40,000 jobs, according to a report entitled Brexit: Lost in Space,which states bluntly that these jobs are…

Guggenheim elevates Dish Network to “Best Idea”

Analysts at Guggenheim Securities are backing Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network DTH operation and have marked it as one of its “Best Ideas” list and that Dish “offers the most significant…

Measat offers Himalaya HD

Measat offers Himalaya HD

Measat is broadcasting eight channels targeting Nepalese viewers including its latest offering Himalaya TV HD across the Nepal region and wider Asia Pacific areas from its Measat-3 satellite Himalaya TV…

Thaicom to use ‘Space Drone’ for refuelling in orbit

Thaicom to use ‘Space Drone’ for refuelling in orbit

Thaicom says it has resolved its dispute with the Thailand government and which will result in an improved relationship under a public-private partnership. The long-running dispute had threatened Thaicom’s satellite…

SES: Reasons to be cheerful

The SES end of year ‘report card’ is in, and in general the results went down well with the market. As investment bank Jefferies’ Giles Thorne was typical and said…

SES: “Breakout year for Networks division”

SES has unveiledits 2018 results, and after three years of top line declines in some of its key divisions, CEO Steve Collar reported a return to group organic revenue growth…

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