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Spacecom, Yes DTH extend service agreement

Spacecom, the satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has signed a two-year extension deal with D.B.S. Satellite Services, operator of Yes DTH in Israel. The deal, worth $14 million, will continue the DTH’s operations from the AMOS-7 and AMOS-3 satellites at Spacecom’s 4°W orbital hotspot. With this agreement, Yes’ order backlog […]

July 12, 2021

Airties joins WBA Board of Directors

Airties has been appointed to the WBA (Wireless Broadband Alliance) Board of Directors and will be represented by Airties CTO, Metin Taskin. Tiago Rodrigues, CEO of the WBA, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Metin Taskin, Co-Founder and CTO of Airties, to the WBA Board of Directors. Airties are leaders in the residential broadband market […]

June 24, 2021

India’s Supreme Court dismisses Devas claim

The Devas vs Antrix law-suit rumbles on. India’s Supreme Court this week dismissed an application from Devas Multimedia to restrain the liquidator from taking any action pending upcoming arbitration proceedings due to heard before the High Court of India in Delhi. Devas is pursuing its claim of $562.5 million plus interest against Antrix. However, on […]

June 17, 2021By Chris Forrester

Deutsche Telekom sues Indian government

The Antrix/Devas legal actions will just not go away. The Indian government is now being sued by Deutsche Telekom (DT) for $135 million ($101 million plus interest) for its part in the ISRO/Antrix/Devas S-band litigation. In May 2020 an internationally recognised Permanent Court of Arbitration in Geneva awarded DT a substantial compensation award for its […]

May 24, 2021

Liberty looks to mobile in Ireland and Poland

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries has revealed during an analyst call that pursuing mobile deals in Europe was “high on our list” of priorities. Liberty already has about one million cable and 120,000 mobile subscribers in Ireland through its Virgin Media unit. In Poland, its UPC Poland operation has about 3.3 million video, internet and […]

February 24, 2021

Deutsche Telekom presents Renegades: Born in the USA podcast

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are lifelong friends, and these two citizens of the world have now come together in the Renegades: Born in the USA podcast to talk about social issues. It’s all about friendship, democratic and social values, and treating one another fairly. As part of its “No Hate Speech” initiative, Deutsche Telekom […]

February 23, 2021

RTL, Deutsche Telekom partner on OTT & addressable ads

Deutsche Telekom and RTL Group’s largest business unit, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, have announced to systematically extend their cooperation. Initially, the partners will integrate the RTL streaming service TV Now Premium in Deutsche Telekom’s TV offer, Magenta TV. Effective immediately, the price plans of Magenta TV Smart and Magenta TV Smart Flex will automatically include TV […]

November 17, 2020

KT, DT 5G technology JV

Korean telco SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom have entered into an agreement to establish a 5G technology joint venture. They will each hold 50 per cent of the joint venture and each will name one representative to lead the new entity. The joint venture will be headquartered in Germany. Through the joint venture, the two […]

November 9, 2020

DAZN on Deutsche Telekom’s MagentaTV

DAZN, the global sport streaming service, has launched on Deutsche Telekom’s MagentaTV platform in Germany. The partnership offers Deutsche Telekom customers a frictionless way to access DAZN’s live and on-demand sport offering, including the Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, among others. DAZN’s app is now available on MagentaTV’s TV stick and set-top […]

September 8, 2020

Covid boosts Deutsche Telekom TV

Deutsche Telekom’s (DT) domestic German TV base grew significantly and boosted group revenue during lockdown, helped in particular by new and exclusive content on the Megathek on-demand offering. DT had 3.724 million TV subscribers in Germany at the end of Q2, up 1.3 per cent quarter-on-quarter and 7.1 per cent year-on-year. Some 106,000 TV users […]

August 13, 2020