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Telespazio takes Eutelsat capacity

Telespazio takes Eutelsat capacity

Italy’s Telespazio has taken extra satellite capacity from Eutelsat to serve the company’s rural broadband roll-out in Peru. The agreement sees Telespazio using Ku-band capacity operated on several transponders on…

SES transponder deal with NewSpace India

SES transponder deal with NewSpace India

SES has announced a contract with NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL) for 9 transponders on its SES-8 satellite. SES-8 was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in December 2013 to…

France 24 renews AsiaSat 5 distribution

France 24 renews AsiaSat 5 distribution

France 24 has renewed a multi-year service agreement with Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) to continue distribution of France 24’s HD and SD television services in the Asia-Pacific on AsiaSat 5.…

SES to broadcast FTA news channel BILD

WeltN24, a subsidiary of Axel Springer, will be launching its new free-to-air, HD news channel, BILD, in August via SES’s prime Astra neighbourhood 19.2 degrees East in a new multi-year…

Measat-3 continues to drift

Malaysia’s Measat-3, still uncontrollably drifting westward in the geostationary arc, remains under continuous telemetry despite its anomaly. Boeing is investigating what might be the root cause of the problem which…

DISH, AT&T strategic network services agreement

DISH, AT&T strategic network services agreement

US connectivity company DISH has signed what it describes as a transformative, long-term strategic Network Services Agreement (NSA) with AT&T, making AT&T the primary network services partner for DISH MVNO…

M7 signs satellite distribution deal with Sport extra

M7 signs satellite distribution deal with Sport extra

Luxembourg-based M7 Group, owned by Canal+, has concluded a satellite capacity and distribution agreement with Bucharest-based Television Services Europe for the carriage of Romanian sports channel Sport Extra. While M7…

Voice-activated Android STBs for SKY Brasil

Media and entertainment technologist Technicolor Connected Home and DTH pay-TV operator SKY Brasil have confirmed the deployment of SKY Connect, a next generation set-top box (STB) that integrates Google Assistant…

Spacecom, Yes DTH extend service agreement

Spacecom, Yes DTH extend service agreement

Spacecom, the satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has signed a two-year extension deal with D.B.S. Satellite Services, operator of Yes DTH in Israel. The deal,…

Gabon pirate satellite broadcaster condemned

Gabon pirate satellite broadcaster condemned

In a joint statement, beIN SPORTS, Canal+ International, Gabon Télévision, LaLiga, the Motion Picture Association, Startimes, Thema, TNT Africa and UEFA have condemned the illegal broadcasting by Gabon satellite operator…

Intelsat: “APAC leads pay-TV revenues”

Intelsat: “APAC leads pay-TV revenues”

Intelsat’s Media Market Watch states that traditional pay-TV viewing in the Asia-Pacific region is “leading the way” in revenue generation for operators. Intelsat’s study (via AVIA and S&P Global) states…

Hispasat CTO questions LEO impact

Hispasat CTO questions LEO impact

A webcast organised by the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council heard some negative comments on the likely impact of Low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites. Most of the criticism came from operators…

Report: Growth in satellite activity

Report: Growth in satellite activity

The Satellite Industry Association’s (SIA) 2021 State of the Satellite Industry Report (SSIR)  says – in essence – that the industry is in robust health. It notes that, despite the…

Intelsat ‘insider trading’ case moves forward

The insider trading allegations against certain Intelsat shareholders and a key member of staff is coming to court in July. A Class Action is being heard in the US District…

Astro’s Measat-3 still suffering

Measat is still experiencing issues with its Measat-3 craft according to local reports. Even though core DTH services were restored on June 24th (having gone dark on June 21st), Measat…

Japan: Pay-TV services revenue to grow at 2.2% CAGR

Japan: Pay-TV services revenue to grow at 2.2% CAGR

Despite a decline in the overall pay-TV accounts, pay-TV services revenue in Japan is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.2 per cent over the…

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