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Content costs primary concern for operators

A survey by CASBAA has provided new insight into the issues of most concern for platform operators of cable TV, DTH, IPTV and other forms of video delivery to consumers…

DirecTV Latin America hits 10m

DirecTV Latin America has reached the 10 million milestone eight weeks after posting its best results in the first quarter on top of a record year of subscriber growth and…

Nickelodeon and Comedy Central join HD+

SES Astra has revealed that Nickelodeon HD and Comedy Central HD are now also available via HD+ in Germany following an agreement between MTV Networks, HD+ and SES. Consequently, the…

Kroes: Satellite key to 100% broadband

Kroes: Satellite key to 100% broadband

European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, recognises that satellite “can provide a great contribution to deliver the important goal of basic broadband for all” especially for the 10…

Dish TV’s R1k device makes DTH portable

After mobile number portability, now for the first time in the country DTH portability will become a reality. Targeting around 6-8 million inactive DTH subscribers of the private direct-to-home operators,…

Ariane: We need new rocket

Ariane: We need new rocket

French satellite rocket launcher Arianespace is urging Europe’s governments to make a commitment to an updated Ariane rocket in order to build a suitable next-generation system. Jean-Yves Le Gall, CEO…

Optus chief queries Foxtel, Austar deal

The head of Australia’s second-largest telco says the proposed merger of pay-TV services Austar and Foxtel could raise competition concerns regarding content. According to Optus chief executive Paul O’Sullivan, the…

Resale pact for Telecom, Sky NZ

Telecom New Zealand and Sky, the country’s leading pay-TV operator, have struck a new commercial agreement that will enable Telecom to sell all of Sky’s television services to its customers…

Eutelsat Tooway goes live

Eutelsat Communications has announced the commercial entry into service of its KA-Sat High Throughput Satellite, marking the official launch of its new-generation Tooway broadband service. Eutelsat’s high-capacity all Ka-band system,…

DigiTurk hit with huge tax fine

Cukurova Holding’s owner Mehmet Emin Karamehmet has received an additional 500 million Turkish Lira tax fine for his cable and satellite TV broadcasting company DigiTurk. This latest event in a…