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OurTV goes DTH on NigComSat-1R

OurTV goes DTH on NigComSat-1R

Abuja, Nigeria-based OurTV, which focuses on free-to-air TV channels, has launched a DTH bundle using NigComSat-1R. Viewers need to buy a suitable set-top box and install a dish but there…

Intelsat accepts C-band 5G scheme

Intelsat accepts C-band 5G scheme

Intelsat says it is committed to an accelerated process to clear C-band frequencies over the US in accordance with the FCC’s plan to speed the adoption for 5G. The FCC’s…

Eutelsat’s Video built on “sound foundations”

A report to clients from investment bank Berenberg says that Eutelsat’s cash-flow stability remains undervalued and underappreciated. It has issued a “BUY” note to investors and gives a target price…

AsiaSat questions C-band 5G role

AsiaSat questions C-band 5G role

A white paper from satellite operator AsiaSat argues that C-band is not the correct band to support the key performance indicators (#KPI) promised by 5G. In the white paper –…

Greece: Discovery & Nova extend content deal

Nova, a provider of bundled home entertainment and communication services in Greece, has renewed its agreement with Discovery. The agreement renewal ensures that Nova subscribers will continue to have access…

Travel Africa Network HD on Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD

Eutelsat Communications’ HOTBIRD video hotspot has been selected by Travel Africa Network for the broadcast of its first HD African travel channel, with 100 per cent African content dedicated to…

RTVE strengthens presence in LatAm

RTVE strengthens presence in LatAm

Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE is increasing its presence in Latin America – mainly in Costa Rica, Peru and Bolivia – following the signing of several distribution agreements. In Costa Rica,…

Report: DTH revenues steadily declining

Satellite operators are finding that dual illumination – of standard as well as high-definition – is ending, and that MPEG4 digital compression is increasingly being used which means a reduction…

Intelsat “moving forward at full speed”

Samer Halawi, Intelsat Chief Commercial Officer, in a blog bost, says that Intelsat’s day-to-day operations “will not change” despite the company’s Chapter 11 ‘debtor in possession’ bankruptcy. He reminds readers…

C-Band: Positive news for satellite majors

C-Band: Positive news for satellite majors

On May 14th, SpaceX filed a document with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) saying that the rocket launch company does not expect the current Covid-19 crisis will affect its ability…

Intelsat: “We’ll cut debt in half”

Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy is likely to take between 6-12 months to process and allow the satellite operator to cut its $17 billion of debt by about half. CCO Samer…

Research: US pay-TV sheds record 2.1m in Q1

With net losses that were more than in any previous quarter, findings from research and analysis firm Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicate that pay-TV providers in the US – representing…

Eutelsat Q3 ‘finally delivering’

Eutelsat Q3 ‘finally delivering’

Eutelsat’s Q3 numbers were “in line with expectations [and] a return to quarter-on-quarter growth with ongoing signs of commercial dynamism in emerging markets with a new DTH platform in Sub-Saharan…

FCC orders foreign satellite-operators to pay US fees

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ruled that foreign-licensed satellite operators and “space stations” which access the US market must pay regulatory fees to the FCC. The FCC, in the…

Forecast: Pay-TV to reach 1.06bn subs

Forecast: Pay-TV to reach 1.06bn subs

The latest findings from the Global Pay TV Subscriber Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research predict 35 million additional pay-TV subscribers between 2019 and 2025, taking the global…

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