Advanced Television


Jan 23 launch for France 2 UHD

Ahead of the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, PSB group France Télévisions has announced the January 23rd launch of first 4K full-time channel, France 2 UHD. It will be followed on July 10th by France 3 UHD, a part-time channel dedicated to special events. The two UHD signals, which are set to present […]

January 23, 2024From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Fadaat Media expands services with Es’hailSat

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has expanded its partnership with Fadaat Media Group by adding Video Contribution services to their portfolio on Es’hail-1 satellite located at the 25.5⁰ East hotspot covering Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. These are additional services to a multi-channel, multi-year deal between Fadaat Media and Es’hailSat which includes satellite […]

January 9, 2024

Forecast: Africa to add 12m pay-TV subs

The number of pay-TV subscribers in Africa will climb by 12 million between 2023 and 2029 according to the Africa Pay-TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. This means an extra 7 million pay satellite TV subscribers and 5 million more pay DTT homes. The pay total will reach 55 million by 2029, […]

January 8, 2024

M7 distributes new RTL Hungary channels

Luxembourg-based M7 Group, owned by Canal+ Group, has extended its long-standing partnership with CLT-UFA HBD for the satellite distribution of four new linear TV channels. Following the agreement, M7 Platform Services is now providing RTL Hungary with a full-service satellite distribution solution for Kölyökklub (Kid’s Club), Moziklub (Cinema Club), Sorozatklub (Serial Club) and RTL OTTHON […]

December 22, 2023

Yahsat and Bayanat to merge

Abu Dhabi’s Yahsat (Al Yah Satellite) is planning to merge with Bayanat, which specialises with geospatial imagery and analytics. The combined company will trade as Space42. The news has more than a few surprises. First is that Yahsat will be the junior partner in the deal. The second is that the combined business has hired […]

December 21, 2023By Chris Forrester

Rotana’s HD channels now on Es’hail-2

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has announced that nine HD television channels from Rotana Group are now available on Es’hail-2 satellite located at the 26⁰ East hotspot covering Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This is part of a multi-channel, multi-year deal between Rotana and Es’hailSat which adds to the premium television channel video […]

December 14, 2023

CinecolorSat chooses KenCast

Cinema-goers in seven of Latin America’s largest economies will watch cinema content exclusively received and processed by technology from KenCast on a hybrid satellite-terrestrial network. CinecolorSat, the cinema distribution division for the Chilefilms group, has agreed to a multiyear agreement through 2028 to extend its collaboration with KenCast for delivering feature films and live events […]

December 8, 2023

FCC to outlaw video service junk fees

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has announced a proposal to eliminate video service junk fee billing practices by cable operators and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service providers and study their impact on consumer choices. The proposal will be voted on during the December 13th Open Meeting. “No one wants to pay junk fees for […]

November 22, 2023By Colin Mann

France Télévisions chooses Eutelsat for UHD

Eutelsat, already one of the two defacto suppliers of French television signals, has been selected to transmit UHD signals for France Télévisions. Eutelsat has been a strong supporter of 4K transmissions and has consistently backed UHD development for programme production and transmission. Canal Plus and its multi-channel offering, uses signals from rival satellite operator SES. […]

November 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

United Group acquires Bulsatcom

Netherlands-based United Group, the telco and media operator across Southeast Europe, has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Bulsatcom, a DTH television provider in Bulgaria. The acquisition is part of United Group’s strategy to further expand and strengthen its market presence in the country, where it already owns the Vivacom telco which it […]

November 10, 2023