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Thaicom migrates Thaicom 5 customers

Thaicom migrates Thaicom 5 customers

Thaicom has reported progress on the incident regarding a technical anomaly on the Thaicom 5 satellite resulting in technical limitations to monitoring the status of the satellite. Thaicom together with…

Eutelsat drops Moody’s ratings

Eutelsat drops Moody’s ratings

Eutelsat Communications has requested Moody’s Investors Service to withdraw all of its ratings on the satellite Group. This decision was made in the context of the Group’s ongoing cost rationalisation,…

SES & Eutelsat “merger prospects higher”

A research note from Deutsche Bank in anticipation of the upcoming end-of-year results from SES (due on February 26th) again talk up a merger between SES and its smaller rival…

France Télévisions goes HD overseas

France Télévisions channels have switched to HD in the overseas territories when they are carried by satellite. Guadeloupe la 1ère, Guyane la 1ère, Martinique la 1ère, Mayotte la 1ère, Polynésie…

RTL-Deutschland renews FTA contract with SES

RTL-Deutschland renews FTA contract with SES

RTL-Deutschland is maintaining its existing contract for Standard Definition broadcasting of its FTA channels with SES. The complete package of the Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will continue to be available via…

TRAI orders lower channel prices for India

TRAI orders lower channel prices for India

India’s Telecom Regulator (TRAI) has ordered DTH and cable operators to use lower bundled prices from January 15th. TRAI’s new rate (New Tariff Order, NTO) requires operators to offer 200…

Gracenote global on-demand OTT guide

In a move designed to help global and regional streaming services create next generation user experiences and bridge OTT and broadcast content for seamless viewing, Gracenote, a Nielsen company, is…

Italy: Broadband ties with DTT for main TV access

Broadband will become the primary mode of access to TV in Italy in the period 2019-2021, along with DTT, according to the latest ITMedia Consulting Report on the state of…

Finland: Yle HD off DNA terrestrial network in March

DNA will shut down its VHF terrestrial network in 2020, and will also be relinquishing its terrestrial network licence at the same time. The schedule for Yle’s HD channel reception…

FCC: C-Band auction in “latter 2020”

FCC: C-Band auction in “latter 2020”

There wasn’t much ‘white smoke’ from the FCC’s chairman Ajit Pai in his statement on December 10th as regards to the upcoming C-Band auction. But the Senate Commerce Committee met…

Telefónica selects Eutelsat HOTBIRD neighbourhood for RTVE

Telefónica selects Eutelsat HOTBIRD neighbourhood for RTVE

Eutelsat Communications has secured a multi-year capacity contract at its flagship HOTBIRD neighbourhood with Spanish telco Telefónica. Telefónica has selected Eutelsat’s key orbital position at 13° East to broadcast RTVE…

Luxembourg launches satellite fund

The Luxembourg government is launching a dedicated fund to invest in high financial return projects linked to the satellite and space sector. Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES will invest in the…

Brazil to announce 15 satellite orbital slots

Brazil to announce 15 satellite orbital slots

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) is extending for 20 days the decision on how to license access to 15 satellite orbital slots. The new rules will be unveiled on December…

Inmarsat’s buyers state ‘no more cash’

Inmarsat’s buyers state ‘no more cash’

Today (December 3rd) is the start of a two-day London High Court hearing which should have seen a routine approval of the agreed buy-out of Inmarsat by a consortium including…

Inmarsat deal still under High Court threat

Back on November 6th, it was reported that Inmarsat faces a Court action that threatens the $6 billion take-over by a consortium headed by Apax Partners and Warburg Pincus. That…

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