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PALS to obtain Newtec ASBU-MENOS Open DSNG Certification for its satellite systems

Newtec, a global player in satellite communications, has announced that PALS Electronics has successfully achieved the Multimedia Exchange Network over Satellite (MENOS) certification of its vehicle-mounted and fly drive satellite…

Eutelsat orders urgent W3D

  Eutelsat, as expected, has ordered a replacement for the failed W3B satellite which failed to orbit on Oct 28. Thales Alenia will build W3D in near-record time, just 24…

DirecTV sets out road map

  DirecTV says it expects to add a net 200,000 US subs in this fourth quarter of the year, taking its total to just over 19m, and a very healthy…

Vietnam Cable Television opts for new content protection solution from Conax

Conax, a provider of security solutions for digital content distribution, has entered a contract with state owned Vietnam Cable Television. VCTV is a MSO with 17 Vietnam cable operators and…

India DTH growing fast

India’s DTH operators signed up 1.7 million subscribers in November, comfortably outpacing cable. Dish TV has added 500,000 subscribers in November as it crosses the nine million mark. India’s largest…

Hylas 1 “well on target”

Hylas 1, owned by Avanti Communications, was launched on Nov 29 into orbit aboard an Arianespace rocket. Avanti’s CEO David Williams says he is confident that his company’s three-year plan…

TechniSat wins Freesat HD award

Judged by the editors of What Satellite & Digital TV, Home Cinema Choice, and consumer technology website Techradar.com, the Freesat Product Awards 2010 reward innovation across the categories of Freesat…

Sky News to launch in Arabic

Sky News to launch in Arabic

Sky News is to launch an Arabic-language version. Backed 50/50 by the wealthy Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corp, the new operation will be based alongside CNN’s new Abu Dhabi news…

SES invests another $75m in O3b

O3b is a new satellite constellation that is promising fibre-like speeds from orbiting craft and providing broadband connectivity to “the Other 3 Billion” (O3b) of largely unconnected people and businesses…

German cable loses out to DTH and IPTV

The number of German TV households using cable TV has dropped from 57.6 per cent in 2005 to 52.7 per cent in 2010, according to a study by German magazine…