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Intelsat, SES ask FCC for more time

Satellite operator SES and Intelsat have written to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington DC, asking for a 60-day extension to the deadline for their clients – mostly US…

Intelsat, Globo World Cup 8K demo

Satellite operator Intelsat is partnering with Latin America broadcaster Globo to demonstrate live 8K video transmissions in Brazil for the 2018 World Cup. Beginning June 15th and running through July…

Sky Italia, Perform score Serie A rights

Sky Italia and Perform have been awarded the Italian TV rights to the Serie A for the 2018-2021 seasons for €973 million per year. The satellite broadcaster won two packages…

SpaceX to expand Florida base

Florida Today report that rocket launch company SpaceX will increase the size of its planned facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in the state. A NASA-generated environmental study on the…

Intelsat raises $600m

Intelsat raises $600m

As expected, Intelsat has confirmed it will raise more than $600 million in fresh funds. Intelsat says that about $230 million (€195m) will take the form of new common shares…

Eutelsat’s 5,500 hours of World Cup football

Eutelsat says it is using five of its satellites to help distribute capacity equivalent to 5,500 hours of the upcoming FIFA World Cup football tournament taking place in Russia. The…

Inmarsat says “no” to Ergen

Inmarsat says “no” to Ergen

Charlie Ergen, co-founder of the EchoStar and Dish Network businesses in the US, has offered to buy Inmarsat, the London-based global satellite company. Inmarsat, in a statement after the market…

Avanti outlines next financial steps

Avanti outlines next financial steps

Hot on the heels of news June 5th that it has won a $20 million arbitration award, Avanti Communications says that it has certain additional funds available to it. The…

Arianespace complains over SpaceX “low prices”

Arianespace’s CEO Alain Charmeau says Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket system is too cheap, and could end up forcing Europe’s highly-prized Ariane rocket system out of business. Arianespace is already designing…

Avanti awarded $20m arbitration verdict

London-based satellite operator Avanti Communications has been awarded $20 million by a London Arbitration Court. Avanti brought its claim in August 2017 against the Ministry of Defence in Indonesia over…

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