Advanced Television


Ultra vsat terminals accredited for use on Avanti 

Ultra’s range of advanced man portable and flyaway satellite terminals, designed to meet the demands of secure government and military SATCOM, have been accredited for operations on Avanti Communication’s fleet of high-throughput satellites. Avanti’s high-capacity Ka-spectrum satellites provide fixed beams covering the EMEA region and steerable beams spanning from the Americas to Asia. Merging this […]

June 23, 2021

Viasat, Avanti Ka-band capacity lease deal

Satellite operators Viasat and Avanti Communications have signed a Ka-band capacity lease agreement to provide additional coverage and capacity across the Middle East and Western Europe – ahead of Viasat’s ViaSat-3 global constellation – to support Viasat’s expanding global mobility and enterprise businesses, specifically across aviation, maritime and energy. The pair have a long-standing relationship, […]

June 3, 2021

Grover joins Avanti as CTO

Vikas Grover has joined Avanti Communications Group as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Grover was recently the founding Chief Information Officer at OneWeb, where he led Global Networks, IT Platforms and Security. Before OneWeb, he was the CIO and EVP Technology Planning at Vodafone India. Avanti CEO Kyle Whitehill, “I am delighted to welcome […]

March 23, 2021

Avanti has a year to pay back lenders

London-based speciality satellite operator Avanti Communications has borrowed another $30 million and been given an additional lifeline by its lenders for its $145 million-worth of borrowings. But the money comes with a sting in the tail. The lenders have granted an extension to the repayment obligations to Avanti, setting January 31st next year as the […]

February 17, 2021By Chris Forrester

Avanti receives approval for financial restructuring

London-based Avanti Communications has received all the necessary approvals to increase its borrowings. The end result is a capital injection of $30 million and taking its basket of borrowings from $145 million to $190 million (which includes other obligations). Avanti received consent approval from 78.49 pe rcent of note holders. The approvals and further borrowing […]

February 15, 2021By Chris Forrester

Avanti secures extra $30m in financing

February 8th was when London-based speciality satellite operator Avanti Communications needed to refinance its $145 million debt (Super Senior Facility/SSF) or extend the period of borrowing which it has achieved, at least by a week. In a statement on February 8th, Avanti said: “Today the Company announces that it has agreed on the headline terms […]

February 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

Nigeria issues more sat-comm licences

Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC), the regulatory body overseeing the country’s communications sector, has issued new licences and permits equal to 13 additional feeds from mostly existing satellite operators to provide satellite services within the country. The extra permits go to Intelsat, Eutelsat, Avanti, Yahsat, SES (via NSS New Skies), Inmarsat and Iridium. OneWeb is also […]

September 9, 2020By Chris Forrester

Avanti cracks Airbus for connectivity

London-based Avanti Communications has signed what they describe as a “significant” contract with Airbus, Israel-based GetSAT and Global RadioData Communications (GRC) to deliver hardware, training and support for GetSAT’s Microsat terminals on Avanti airtime, and “allowing users to access high-speed voice and data in some of the most challenging environments on the planet” according to […]

July 22, 2020By Chris Forrester

AVANTI Media’s Life Drawing Live! heading to Australia

AVANTI Media has sold its BBC Four Life Drawing Live! format and programmes to SBS in Australia. As well as producing the format for air in July, SBS has also bought the two previous two-hour-long, Life Drawing Live! programmes that aired to critical acclaim on BBC Four. It’s recent edition was praised publicly by Tony […]

June 17, 2020