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Eutelsat takes Press TV off air

French satellite operator Eutelsat has taken Press TV off air following the European Union’s imposition of sanctions on Iran’s English-language news network, according to a Breaking News report on the service’s website. On November 14th, the European Union imposed sanctions on a number of Iranian institutions and individuals, including Press TV, over alleged rights violations […]

December 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Eutelsat notice to shareholders

Eutelsat is offering its shareholders an option, but a decision has to be made before December 9th. Shareholders have two options: They can do nothing and still receive Eutelsat’s annual dividend of €0.93 per share. The alternative is to elect to receive their dividend payment in the form of new shares. “Shareholders who have not […]

December 6, 2022By Chris Forrester

Azibert steps down at Eutelsat

Michel Azibert has retired from his deputy-CEO role at Eutelsat. He has been in the role since 2019 and his departure was effective on November 10th following Eutelsat’s AGM. The news was not made public until an official notification was issued on December 2nd. The notification concerned his final compensation and salary entitlements along with […]

December 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat ‘insider trading’ claim reinstated

Two major shareholders in the pre-bankruptcy Intelsat, plus the former chairman, are named again by Plaintiffs in a Class Action which alleges they took part in selling off investments in Intelsat helped by inside knowledge. The complaint was originally mounted earlier in 2022, but the judge in the case dismissed the Federal Class Action, nevertheless […]

December 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat orders ‘Flexible’ satellite

Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat has ordered a flexible software-defined craft from Thales Alenia Space. Eutelsat says that this ‘New generation’ of high-throughput, software-defined satellite, allowing flexibility and instant reconfigurability, to adapt to changing missions. It will reinforce Eutelsat’s in-orbit assets to serve surging demand for Connectivity in the Americas. The Flexsat (for flexible satellite) will […]

December 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat hit by demands over Russia links

Eutelsat has suffered multiple demands over its carriage of Russian channels, including its links with two major Russian pay-TV operators. Recently, 39 members of the European parliament called for Eutelsat to suspend its broadcasts to Russia. This has been followed by a letter from Ukraine’s broadcasting regulator demanding that Eutelsat take immediate action over its […]

November 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Satellite operators try and solve EU dilemma

The EU has demanded that Eutelsat and SES curtail their carriage of Russian channels. But the demands, which affect Eutelsat more than SES, are extremely tough to resolve. Almost all broadcasters have taken down RT, the former Russia Today, following on from decisions by the likes of the UK’s media regulator Ofcom. Eutelsat has also […]

November 25, 2022

Eutelsat appoints Caudrelier as CFO

Eutelsat Communications has announced the appointment of Christophe Caudrelier as Chief Financial Officer, effective (at the latest) from January 2nd 2023. Caudrelier’s appointment follows the announcement by Sandrine Téran that she is stepping down as Chief Financial Officer to move on to other professional projects. “I am happy to welcome Christophe to the Eutelsat team. […]

November 25, 2022

EU complains again over sat-links to Russia

Thirty-nine members of the European parliament have written to the EU’s top legal officials demanding that Europe’s two giant satellite operators immediately take down Russian-backed channels from their portfolios of broadcasts. Various EU officials have already complained about Eutelsat’s carriage of Russian channels. Eutelsat has said it wants to be politically neutral and in addition […]

November 23, 2022

Eutelsat 10B delayed

The launch of Eutelsat’s 10B satellite by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on November 21st was called off. Reports suggest it was for technical reasons. A SpaceX statement said: “Standing down from tonight’s launch of the Eutelsat 10B mission to allow for additional pre-flight checkouts; now targeting tomorrow, November 22 at 9:57 […]

November 22, 2022By Chris Forrester