Advanced Television


Intelsat contemplates next steps

It was recently reported how Intelsat was facing up to its future and how it would compete with rival satellite operators. More detail has now emerged. Intelsat has been through something of a nightmare this past few years, emerging – more or less – from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with much reduced interest obligations and the […]

April 10, 2024

Boeing to boost satellite manufacturing

Boeing’s famous El Segundo, California satellite factory has been turning out satellites since 1955 when it was purchased by Howard Hughes and his Aerospace Group. It had previously turned out cars including the Nash Rambler. It was the production home of the equally famous Hughes HS series of satellites including the HS-376 ‘spinners’ (the first-ever […]

March 25, 2024By Chris Forrester

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

Intelsat outlines future; plans for MEO

David Wajsgras, CEO at Intelsat, used his Keynote at the Washington Satellite 2024 show to explain how the satellite giant was changing from its past role, albeit important global supplier of bandwidth, to what he saw as new opportunities. Included in his discussion was news that Intelsat was close to deciding on a Medium-Earth orbiting […]

March 20, 2024

Intelsat distributes WeDo FAST channels

Satellite operator Intelsat says that FAST channels (Free Ad-supported Television) are booming worldwide and are disrupting traditional video consumption. According to Kantar, FAST is the quickest-growing streaming option in the US with 47 per cent of households now utilising FAST every week. Satellite will play a key role in supplementing FAST channel distribution making FAST […]

February 16, 2024By Chris Forrester

Intelsat invests in hiSky

hiSky, which provides advanced satellite communication solutions, has signed an investment and strategic collaboration agreement with Intelsat. The investment marks a transformative development in the delivery of reliable, high-throughput satellite connectivity. Intelsat’s investment in hiSky underscores hiSky’s technological prowess and market potential and places Intelsat as shareholders in the Israel-based company, joining Singapore-based ST Engineering’s […]

February 9, 2024By Chris Forrester

Intelsat signals cover the Arctic Circle

For any satellite orbiting the Earth from above the Equator it is not easy to deliver signals to aircraft flying over the North Pole. Intelsat has managed the challenge with the help of bandwidth from Eutelsat/OneWeb. It has completed a series of test flights to the Arctic Circle demonstrating that airlines that require inflight internet […]

February 7, 2024By Chris Forrester

SES gets expedited hearing on Intelsat claim

Intelsat’s Bankruptcy Court has agreed to hold a hearing into the SES claim for a larger share of the FCC’s C-band compensation payment. Judge Phillips will hold the hearing at his Richmond, Virginia court on April 24th. In essence, SES is asking for the hearing to resolve the dilemma of having ‘won’ an appeal against […]

February 5, 2024By Chris Forrester

SES asks for expedited hearing in Intelsat case

The long-running dispute between SES and Intelsat over how the FCC’s C-band payments have been allocated has prompted SES to ask Intelsat’s Bankruptcy Court to hold a hearing in April. The hearing, if granted, will be heard and mediated by Judge Mark Colombell in Virginia. “SES believes that a hearing would be beneficial to address […]

February 1, 2024

SES vs Intelsat rages on

Back on August 1st 2023, your author somewhat optimistically wrote ‘SES vs Intelsat nears conclusion‘. How wrong that was. The headline was based on a successful appeal won by SES and an instruction made by the appeal court Judge Robert Payne to the lower court to find in SES’s favour. “The judgement of the Bankruptcy […]

January 18, 2024