Advanced Television


AsiaSat signs managed distribution service deal with MySat

Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat), the Asian satellite solutions provider, has signed an agreement with MySat to provide managed distribution services for MySat’s DTH platform that delivers a premium bouquet of Arabic TV channels in Australia. MySat’s Australian DTH service is being launched on AsiaSat 9’s Australasia beam from the orbital location of 122 degrees East […]

May 23, 2024

SES adds TVMonaco to DTH portfolio

TVMonaco, the state-owned public broadcaster of the Principality of Monaco, has signed a multi-year agreement with SES to launch and distribute its new HD channel to millions of homes across Europe from SES’s prime TV neighbourhood at 19.2 degrees East as well as to Middle East and North Africa from MonacoSat-1 at 52 degrees East. […]

March 6, 2024By Chris Forrester

United Group acquires Bulsatcom

Netherlands-based United Group, the telco and media operator across Southeast Europe, has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Bulsatcom, a DTH television provider in Bulgaria. The acquisition is part of United Group’s strategy to further expand and strengthen its market presence in the country, where it already owns the Vivacom telco which it […]

November 10, 2023

Eutelsat wins US distribution client

Eutelsat says that Orby Elevate has selected its Eutelsat 117 West A satellite for the distribution of its first major mainstream English language Direct-to-Home (DTH) TV services over the United States. Orby Elevate offers a mix of secular and religious video services to US-based customers. Located at 116.8° West, Eutelsat 117 West A provides coverage […]

May 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

SES claims 369m homes

SES has announced the results of its annual Satellite Monitor market research, a survey that tracks satellite TV’s reach across a wide range of global regions and industry metrics. SES now delivers more than 8,000 channels to a total of 369 million TV homes worldwide, an increase of three million over the previous year, confirming […]

May 10, 2023By Chris Forrester

Televisa selects Eutelsat

Grupo Televisa, a producer of Spanish-speaking content, has selected Eutelsat Communications to further expand the reach of its video services in Europe. Grupo Televisa is a Mexican multimedia company producing Spanish-speaking content across the globe, particularly in Europe. Leveraging Eutelsat’s coverage over the European continent via the Eutelsat 9B satellite, Televisa entrusts Eutelsat to further […]

April 20, 2023

Arabsat loses BADR-6

Arabsat has confirmed that it has lost services from BADR-6. Saudi Arabia-based Arabsat says that the satellite suffered a complete outage late on January 6th. Arabsat’s technicians moved television and broadcasting services from the craft at one of the company’s ‘hot spots’ (26 degrees East) to nearby satellites. Despite various reactivation measures, BADR-6 could no […]

February 9, 2023By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Thai pay-TV revs 4.2% CAGR ‘22-‘27

Pay-TV service revenue in Thailand is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2 per cent from $752 million (€708m) in 2022 to $922 million in 2027, driven primarily by an increase in IPTV subscriptions, forecasts data and analytics company GlobalData. GlobalData’s Thailand Pay-TV Forecast (Q3 2022) reveals that while DTH […]

December 29, 2022

Italy: 3m receive TV via Tivùsat DTH platform

The number of Italian households receiving TV via the Tivùsat DTH platform reached 2.82 million at the beginning of November. The total number of activated smart cards amounted to 4.45 million, a figure that includes second and third homes. The management team at Tivùsat is confident that, thanks to 4K broadcasts of the World Cup […]

November 14, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Report: Sat-teleports are thriving

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has released a research report that details major shifts in the broadcast distribution market and how intelligent teleport operators have adapted to radical change to sustain and grow their businesses. The problem for most WTA members is the decline – or at best ‘plateauing’ – of their lucrative DTH businesses. […]

September 30, 2022By Chris Forrester