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DISH Network Q3 revenue, subs decline

DISH Network, the US pay-TV broadcaster, has reported revenue totaling $3.7 billion (€3.4bn) for the quarter ending September 30th 2023, compared to $4.1 billion for the corresponding period in 2022. Net loss attributable to DISH Network totaled $139 million for the third quarter 2023, compared to $412 million in net income earned in the year-ago […]

November 6, 2023

Hellas Sat wins Romanian satellite contract

Hellas Sat, owned by Arabsat, has secured a carriage contract from KanalD, a general entertainment channel, in Romania. The agreement covers long-term distribution on satellite from the Hellas Sat satellite at 39 degrees East. Hellas Sat is a subsidiary of Arabsat and is based in Greece and Cyprus. Hellas Sat operates three satellites delivering video, […]

November 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat reports Q1; Shares hit all-time low

Eutelsat’s has reported its Q1 2023/24 results, but before that, on October 25th, its share price fell to an all time low of €4.15 before a slight recovery to finish the day at €4.31. The low value puts Eutelsat’s market capitalisation of just €2.10 billion, down 53 per cent over the past 12-months. A five-year […]

October 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

Sada Al Malaeb channel bouquet on Es’hail-2 satellite

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has announced that four television channels – Sada Al Malaeb, Al Khaleej, Cinderella and Samar – 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 Sada Al Malaeb and Es’hailSat […]

October 25, 2023

SES renews NFL distribution

SES has renewed its partnership with the National Football League (NFL) to deliver game content to over 35 broadcast partners across Europe, Asia, North and South America. In order to meet NFL’s requirements, SES says it has offered a unique combination of IP-based transport protocol (SRT) and its global satellite fleet to deliver all game […]

October 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Al-Saleh named SES CEO

Adel Al-Saleh has been hired as the CEO at SES, effective February 2024. Since January 2018, Al-Saleh has been CEO at T-Systems, the integrated IT services provider and subsidiary of telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom, and he has served as a member of the Board of Management at DT throughout this period. In his time at […]

October 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

FCC demands cablecos compensate black-outs

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing to make US cable and satellite operators inform the agency if a channel has gone dark for an extended period due to a retransmission dispute, and to refund subscribers for those extended blackouts. Chair Jessica Rosenworcel has circulated notices of proposed rulemakings (NPRMs) to that effect to fellow […]

October 12, 2023

Report: Croatian pay-TV market worth €31m in Q2

The Croatian pay-TV market earned €31.3 million in revenues during the second quarter of 2023, down 1.21 per cent on the previous quarter but up 4.84 per cent year-on-year, according to data from the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM). IPTV services led with €18.1 million (+9.67 per cent year-on-year), followed by cable TV […]

October 10, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Forecast: Pay-TV subs to hold steady

The number of pay-TV subscribers across 138 countries will remain at just under 1 billion, according to the Global Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research, who forecast a slender decline until 2025, with a small recovery thereafter. Global pay-TV penetration reached 56 per cent of TV households by end-2023, falling slightly […]

October 9, 2023

Mexico: Eutelsat expands TV Azteca deal

Eutelsat has sold capacity on its 117 West A satellite to distribute video over Mexico for TV Azteca. TV Azteca, a subsidiary of Mexico’s telco, financial services, insurance and retirement fund Grupo Salinas, has renewed its satellite capacity commitment through a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat. In a statement, the pair said the contract further strengthening […]

October 9, 2023By Chris Forrester