Advanced Television


Telefónica distributes RTVE Europe for DTH

Telefónica is to distribute RTVE via satellite in Europe for the next two years in an agreement worth €1.71 million. The operator will distribute TVE Internacional HD and 24 Horas HD, as well as six RTVE radio stations. Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales will take the signal from Madrid and will transmit in DVB-SA on Ku-band through […]

October 4, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Eurovision extends Eutelsat link

Eutelsat and Eurovision Services have signed a new long-term partnership to deliver live sports events over Europe and MENA for broadcasters. The pair are renewing their long-standing partnership, for capacity on several satellites including 7° East and 10° East, two orbital locations for professional video services. This multi-year agreement enables Eurovision Services (ES) to support […]

September 20, 2023By Chris Forrester

DAZN taps Tivùsat, Eutelsat for streaming

Sports entertainment platform DAZN has signed a multi-year contract with Italian video service provider, EI Towers, to complement its content distribution to homes across Italy via the Hotbird satellites from Eutelsat. DAZN will be distributing two HD channels, one full-time channel and one events-based channel, via Italy’s free satellite TV package, Tivùsat, at 13° East. […]

September 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

2 new Eutelsat craft ready for business

Eutelsat’s latest two satellites, its Hotbirds 13F and 13G, have officially been declared open for business at 13 degrees East, Eutelsat’s flagship video orbital slot. “The satellites are reinforcing and enhancing the broadcast quality of around nine hundred television channels into more than 160 million homes across Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. These […]

September 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

SES extends UKTV broadcast deal

SES and UKTV have agreed to extend their UK and ROI capacity agreement at SES’s key TV neighbourhood at 28.2 degrees East through to the end of the decade. In addition to the renewed transponder for UKTV’s bouquet of channels, the agreement will see SES provide new uplinking and ground services and give UKTV the […]

September 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

Research: FAST viewing up 70% YoY in US

Inscape, provider of ACR data from millions of VIZIO smart TVs, has revealed that the consumer shift in streaming is here to stay and the media industry should expect this trend to continue to accelerate. A rise in availability and consumer usage of streaming apps and free ad-supported TV (FAST) services has made streaming the […]

September 7, 2023

SES delivers AEW All In London

Satellite operator SES’s Sports & Events division helped make history by supplying All Elite Wrestling (AEW) with its transmission and technical coverage during the All In event at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium. SES supplied two satellite news-gathering trucks, a dedicated fibre path and an IP path to ensure a seamless and smooth delivery to the […]

September 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Telefónica extends SES Astra contract

Spanish telco Telefónica has renewed its contract with satellite company SES Astra until 2030 for €90 million, according to Economia Digital citing comments from Ruy Pinto, the CEO of SES.Initially, the contract was in force until 2027 to give service to around 240,000 Movistar Plus subscribers who get the signal from the satellite (mostly in […]

August 14, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

SES completes C-band clearing

Satellite operator SES has confirmed that the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has validated the certification of SES’s Phase II accelerated C-band clearing and relocation activities. With this milestone, and following the successful completion of its Phase I activities in 2021, SES has fulfilled its commitment to the FCC’s programme to clear a portion of […]

August 10, 2023

Quanta takes SES capacity for LatAm

SES and Quanta have announced a partnership that will see the companies interconnect their content delivery networks for sports and events customers operating in Latin America. Quanta offers studio and video facilities, sound stages, post production and other related activity in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Paulinia. “Quanta is a leader in video service […]

August 10, 2023By Chris Forrester