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Intelsat raises $1.25bn

Intelsat is talking about raising an extra $250 million in fresh borrowing, over and above the $1 billion announced last week. The cash raised is in the form of 2023…

Eutelsat CEO: “No great pressure from OTT”

Eutelsat CEO: “No great pressure from OTT”

Rodolph Belmer, CEO at Eutelsat, in an interview with French financial daily Les Echos, says that he does not see the threat from OTT players putting significant pressures on its…

Arianespace seeks India cancellation redress

Back in March 2018, an India satellite (GSAT-6A) suffered a catastrophic loss of power. The power system loss caused a major rethink on the launch of GSAT-11, which had been…

Intelsat pair set for Sept launch

Intelsat pair set for Sept launch

Intelsat says that its delayed launch of the I-38/Azerspace-2 so-called ‘condominium’ satellite, will now take place in September on an Arianespace rocket. The launch had been delayed since May 2018…

Hi-tech must help broadcasters cash-in on rights

Hi-tech innovation in sport and digital media must help broadcasters exploit the rights for which they have paid out ever inflating amounts. In a session including broadcasters and tech innovators…

Ofcom outlines full-fibre support measures

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has outlined a package of proposed measures to support long-term investment in full-fibre networks. According to Ofcom, consistent, predictable regulation over the coming years can help…

UK full fibre: Industry reaction

Following publication by the UK Government of its long-term strategy for UK telecommunications, a number of industry players and trade bodies have voiced their opinion on forging a full fibre…

Netflix: Madrid base for European production hub

Netflix: Madrid base for European production hub

Netflix has announced the creation of its first production hub in Europe, located in La Ciudad de la Tele, a new campus of 22,000m2 in Tres Cantos, Madrid, currently under…

UK switches to full-fibre policy

UK switches to full-fibre policy

In a major policy U-turn, the UK government now says FTTH should be fitted as standard in all new homes. The proposal comes as part of a new national telecoms…

Ofcom: SVoD subs surpass pay-TV

Ofcom: SVoD subs surpass pay-TV

The number of UK subscriptions to streaming services such as Netflix has overtaken those to traditional pay-TV for the first time, marking a major shift in the UK’s viewing habits,…