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Arabsat sells extra capacity to Talia

Arabsat used the Dubai CabSat show to sign an extension agreement with satellite capacity and services supply company Talia for extra transponders on Arabsat 5C which operates from 20 degrees…

Indian giant DTH merger stutters

Indian giant DTH merger stutters

India’s Dish TV pay-TV broadcaster is in the middle of acquiring rival broadcaster Videotron d2h. However, various businesses in the Videocon Group are cash-strapped and subject to insolvency proceedings. The…

Eutelsat: FTA HD increase in @ 7/8° West

Satellite operator Eutelsat Communications has released new data about the TV channels it broadcasts from its 7/8° West video neighbourhood. The attraction of the region’s 7/8° West neighbourhood is driven…

ArianeGroup orders up final 10 A-5 rockets

Arianespace has contracted orders for ten of the current Ariane 5-ECA rockets. They will be in use from its French Guiana launch site from 2020 once the existing stock (ordered…

SES-15 enters commercial service

SES has announced that the new SES-15 spacecraft has been operational at the 129 degrees West orbital position since January 1st. As planned, the all-electric satellite took six months to…

India’s Hathway carriage spat with Times Network

India’s giant MSO Hathway Digital Cable TV is involved in a carriage fee dispute with Times Networks, and has taken down access to 10 channels across its major distribution system…

Motorsport.tv launches on Freesat

Motorsport.tv launches on Freesat

Freesat, the UK’s subscription-free satellite TV platform, has added Motorsport.tv, the broadcaster of live racing and automotive content, to its News & Sport genre. Available on channel number 253, the…

Dataxis: Over 1bn pay-TV subs globally

Dataxis: Over 1bn pay-TV subs globally

According to Q317 data from research firm Dataxis, 60 million pay-TV subscribers have been added to global numbers since Q316. Asia‐Pacific has the highest number of pay-TV subscribers, accounting for…

SpaceX: ‘Satellite loss not our problem’

On January 7th, a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX apparently failed to launch a top-secret US government ‘Zuma’ spy satellite. However, SpaceX’s president Gwynne Shotwell firmly denies the loss was…

Florida taxes DTH dishes

The US Supreme Court has refused an appeal by Dish Network which objected to plans by Florida to implement a ‘satellite tax’ on users of DTH services from Dish and…