Advanced Television


La Gran Carpa Catedral signs Eutelsat distribution deal

Eutelsat Group has announced a new multi-year partnership with Puerto Rico-based La Gran Carpa Catedral (LGCC), a non-profit institution, to provide satellite distribution services across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and Europe. This collaboration leverages the wide coverage of the Eutelsat 8 West B satellite to deliver the LGCC TV channel to audiences […]

April 16, 2024

Eutelsat OneWeb launches trial services in Antarctic

Eutelsat Group has launched low Earth orbit services in Antarctica for British Antarctic Survey (BAS), a centre for polar science and polar operations. Launched in January 2024, the service provides connectivity to the BAS operated Rothera Research Station in Antarctica. Communications and internet connectivity in Antarctica is currently limited to solutions offering at most 1-5 […]

April 10, 2024

SpaceX: Triple launch including Eutelsat

SpaceX engineers had a busy March 30th. They successfully launched Eutelsat’s latest satellite (36D) from Cape Kennedy and managed another launch a couple of hours later which carried their own first batch of Starlink broadband satellites for the weekend. But a planned third launch (from California) was scrubbed because of bad weather. The third launch […]

April 2, 2024

Fitch anxious over Eutelsat debt

Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat has successfully raised €600 million in fresh debt. The notes are due for repayment in 2029 and bear an interest rate of 9.75 per cent. Eutelsat says it intends to use the gross proceeds together with cash on hand, to fund the repurchase of its €800 million 2 per cent bonds […]

March 28, 2024

Eutelsat’s OneWeb secures Intelsat contract

Eutelsat’s OneWeb division already has a bandwidth relationship with Intelsat. It has extended that agreement in a “multi-year” deal worth up to $500 million (€461.2m) over the next seven years, and with an initial commitment of $250 million. Intelsat’s intention is to tap into OneWeb low-Earth orbiting constellation and integrate services such as connectivity for […]

March 20, 2024By Chris Forrester

OneWeb seeks June launch in India

Despite some powerful local support from the likes of a main shareholder (Bharti), Eutelsat OneWeb is still not permitted to operate in India. That might now change with a formal request by OneWeb to India’s Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing (WPC) of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for spectrum allocation. Once the spectrum is allocated, […]

March 18, 2024By Chris Forrester

Mexico’s StarFlix to launch on Eutelsat 117 West B

Eutelsat Group has announced that StarTV, one of Mexico’s leading DTH operators, has selected the Eutelsat 117 West B satellite for the deployment of StarFlix, its new video streaming service. This multi-year, multi-transponder capacity agreement will enable StarTV to offer a new streaming and on-demand service to customers with a wide variety of content, in […]

March 18, 2024

Eutelsat 36D en route to Florida

Eutelsat’s latest satellite, the Airbus Space-built 36D telecommunications craft, is on its way to Florida ready for a month-end launch on a SpaceX rocket. A giant Airbus ‘Beluga’ aircraft flew the 5-tonne all-electric satellite from Toulouse, via a refuelling stop on Terceira Island in the Azores, and then onward to Florida. Eutelsat 36D is an […]

March 12, 2024By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat delivers eCLUTCH eSports TV package

iKO Media Group is extending its relationship with Eutelsat Group to bring a new eSports TV package, eCLUTCH, to screens across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Launching at Eutelsat’s 16° East orbital position, HOTBIRD at 13° East and 7/8° West, the platform initially includes 10 eSports and gaming channels, with more to join in […]

March 11, 2024

Lost Eutelsat craft stabilised

On February 2nd, Eutelsat’s 113 West A LatAm satellite unexpectedly suffered an orbital malfunction which left it tumbling uncontrolled in space. Eutelsat promptly shifted its clients to near-by satellites. Reports from ground-based observers said that the satellite has been at least stabilised, and is no longer tumbling. “It appears that the attitude control is at […]

March 8, 2024