Advanced Television


Eutelsat channel count down

Eutelsat has reported that its overall channel count has fallen over the six months to December 31st. The satellite operator said that its overall channel count was down 3.9 per cent year-on-year to 6,608 units (from 6879 in December 2019), reflecting a lower line-up at five degrees West following technical issues on EUTELSAT 5 West […]

February 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat forced to delay Konnect VHTS

Eutelsat enjoyed a near-spectacular market trading day on February 12th when its share price rocketed more than 6 per cent to end the day at €10.31. The rise reflected a sense of buoyancy from CE Rodolphe Belmer despite his alerting the market that its much-needed super-satellite Konnect Very High Throughput Satellite (VHTS) would be around […]

February 15, 2021

Eutelsat launching ESR eSports channel

Eutelsat Communications’ flagship 13° East Hotbird position has been selected by ESRevolution for the European launch of its eSports gaming channel, ESR. New York based ESR will make its content available in Europe for the first time in 24/7 HD linear format from February, leveraging the coverage of Eutelsat Hotbird, with its reach of over […]

January 25, 2021By Chris Forrester

Switzerland: Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD selected by Kabelio

Eutelsat Communications’ HOTBIRD video neighborhood has been selected by Switzerland’s Kabelio AG for the launch of a new Swiss direct to home HD platform. This multi-year contract will enable Kabelio to leverage the ureach of Eutelsat’s premier hotspot to launch a service targeting Swiss audiences both at home and throughout Europe. Kabelio’s new line-up features […]

October 16, 2020

Sky Italia renews Eutelsat contract

Eutelsat has signed a “multi-year” strategic agreement worth €450 million over its life with Sky Italia, a “premier anchor customer” for renewed Eutelsat capacity on its ‘HOTBIRD’ craft. “The agreement represents the latest step in the long-standing partnership between Sky, the pre-eminent anchor customer on HOTBIRD, and Eutelsat which has supported since 2003 the development […]

September 2, 2020By Chris Forrester