Advanced Television


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

Arabsat chief: “DTH steady in MENA”

Arabsat’s chief strategy officer, Abdulhadi Al Hasani, speaking at the recent World Satellite Business Week, says that the operator’s DTH television broadcasting is steady and not showing any decline. Al Hasani said that one of the reasons for the strength of DTH is that streaming services are not well established in the region. He admitted […]

September 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Research: $1.2trn service opportunity for satcom operators

Findings from space consulting and market intelligence firm Euroconsult suggest the satellite industry is likely to see an explosion of services-driven revenue to the tune of a cumulative $1.2 trillion (€1.19trn) by 2031, with the share of data applications jumping from 15 per cent of total market revenues to a remarkable 42 per cent by […]

September 12, 2022

Harmonic unveils SIS for satellite distribution

Harmonic has announced it will introduce a new Single Illumination System (SIS) offering to ensure greater interoperability and cost savings for broadcast operators with DTT and DTH services. Based on the DVB-SIS standard, Harmonic’s new offering reduces multiplex distribution costs by about 50 per cent compared with the double satellite illumination method and enables broadcast […]

September 7, 2022