Advanced Television


CNN switches Astra transponders

CNN is changing transponders on Astra’s long-established 19.2 degrees East orbital slot. CNN International will end up with two options for viewers and which will depend on their satellite receivers. CNN has moved from transponder 28 (Frequency 11626 Vertical) to a new transmission frequency at 11778 Vertical and which will be in DVB-S2 mode. The […]

February 27, 2023By Chris Forrester

Germany: New High View channels on SES Astra

German music fans can watch a selection of music TV channels as High View, an independent Munich-based media company, and SES have expanded their long-term partnership. Under the new multi-year agreement, High View will be leasing additional satellite capacity on SES’s prime TV neighbourhood at Astra 19.2 degrees East to broadcast four free-to-air SD channels. […]

January 27, 2023

SES borrows €300m from EIB

Satellite operator SES has borrowed €300 million from the European Investment Bank (EIB). SES is currently in the middle of a considerable capital-intensive satellite building programme. The full terms of the loan are not revealed but are likely to be highly competitive and are reportedly for seven years. The cash will go towards the procurement […]

January 12, 2023

M7 distributes EarthxTV in Europe

Luxembourg-based M7 Group, the European pay-TV provider owned by Canal+, has concluded a long-term HD satellite and OTT distribution agreement with EarthxTV, a global TV network promoting the environment and sustainability. Following the recent launch in the UK and Ireland on Sky and Freeview, the partnership with M7 allows EarthxTV to launch in continental Europe, […]

October 17, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

Newsmax launching in Europe via M7

Luxembourg-based M7 Group, owned by Canal+, has announced a long-term satellite and OTT distribution agreement with US-based, conservative news channel Newsmax. Newsmax is the #4 rated news channel in the US and is available in 52 million pay-TV homes in the country through major providers including DirecTV, Dish, Comcast, Verizon and more. It is also […]

May 11, 2022Nick Snow @ ANGA COM

Discovery extends SES deal for TELE 5

Discovery Deutschland has extended its existing partnership with SES, securing long-term satellite capacity for the distribution of its movie channel TELE 5 HD on the SES’s prime TV neighbourhood at ASTRA 19.2 degrees East. The channel continues to be available free-to-air in standard definition and in high definition on HD+, SES’s German media platform. As […]

February 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

M7, Barrandov satellite distribution deal

Luxembourg-based M7 Group, owned by Canal+, has concluded a long-term agreement with Czech broadcaster TV Barrandov for the ASTRA 23.5 satellite distribution of TV Barrandov, Kino Barrandov and Barrandov Krimi. The TV Barrandov channels will broadcast as of today via the M7 platform at ASTRA 23.5 East with dedicated EPG positions in the line-up of […]

December 22, 2021

MeeVu welcomes new operators from Eastern Europe

MeeVu, a new B2B multi-tenant OTT PaaS powered by UniqCast, is welcoming new operators from Eastern Europe MeeVu offers network operators from Eastern Europe the opportunity to launch multiscreen, interactive TV and bring added value to their customers. Leveraging UniqCast technology that provides live TV, catch-up TV, on-demand video, 4K content, and multitenant capabilities MeeVu […]

December 20, 2021

Astra 1D, AsiaSat 3S go to graveyard orbits

Research from satellite-watcher Dr. D.S. Kelso at CeresTrak says that the past few days have been busy for the technicians at SES Astra and AsiaSat. Kelso says that Astra 1D has been shifted from its geostationary orbit to a higher ‘graveyard’ orbit as it reached the end of its operational life earlier in November. Astra […]

November 30, 2021By Chris Forrester

SES orders two ASTRA satellites

SES has ordered two replacement satellites for its prime orbital slot at 19.2 degrees East and will serve 118 million homes across Europe and beyond. Luxembourg-based SES says the two geostationary (GEO) Ku-band satellites will be for its prime orbital slot at 19.2 degrees East to maintain the premium services it provides to its European […]

November 18, 2021By Chris Forrester