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Broadcast Australia: Warns DTH too expensive

Broadcast Australia has called on the Federal Government to reconsider the costs involved in moving towns and communities onto satellite-based delivery of digital television signals. Speaking at a Senate Committee,…

Viaccess for NTV-PLUS

Viaccess is providing its scalable and flexible advanced content protection and rights management solution to NTV-PLUS as the satellite provider enters the IPTV market. NTV-PLUS, the first DTH provider and…

Rigolle out at SES

Rigolle out at SES

Mark Rigolle, formerly SES’ chief financial officer, and more recently CEO at O3b where SES has an important 34 per cent stake, is not rejoining the satellite operator. This is…

Noorsat: “Considering own satellite”

Noorsat: “Considering own satellite”

Noorsat, which rents capacity and resells it over the Middle East, is looking to buy its own satellite. Noorsat is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s giant Mawarid Group, and…

Intelsat allies with BT to expand reach

Intelsat has formed an alliance with BT that expands the reach of its IntelsatONE terrestrial network to new locations in Europe, Africa and Asia. The Intelsat and BT media fibre…

Ka-Sat wins first order

Eutelsat used the opening day of Washington Satellite 2011 to confirm a three-year order for capacity on its giant Ka-Sat craft. The deal is with Germany’s Sat Internet Services which…

SES goes for innovative Falcon 9

SES used the Washington Satellite 2011 show to announce that they would be using Space X’s innovative Falcon 9 rocket to launch an upcoming satellite. Space X is backed by…

Libya TV coverage gets serious

MBC-backed Arabic news channel Alarabiya continues to suffer deliberate signal jamming, while an Al Jazeera cameraman lost his life in Libya on Saturday. Earlier last week a BBC Arabic crew…

MBC hit by Libya satellite jamming

MBC bouquet of a dozen channels went off air on Tuesday evening, including its all-important Al Arabiya news channel. As at Thursday March 10th they were still off air as…

BSkyB and C4 mull Hunt’s national TV plan

BSkyB and Channel 4 have confirmed they have submitted expressions of interest in the proposed national TV network that’s at the centre of UK Culture Secretary’s Jeremy Hunt’s plan to…