Advanced Television


M6 International launches on HOT in Israel

THEMA, a Canal+ Group company, has announced the launch of M6 International TV channel on HOT, the leading telecommunication and pay-TV platform operating in Israel. M6 International, whose distribution is handled by THEMA, brings together all the best programmes from the M6 Group TV channels, with contents from the renowned French channels M6, W9, 6ter, […]

February 16, 2022

NCC of Bahrain signs MoU with i24NEWS

The National Communications Centre (NCC) CEO, Yousif Mohammed Al-Binkhalil, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the CEO of i24NEWS Frank Melloul, on the sidelines of the visit of the Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Al-Binkhalil affirmed that the MoU comes as part of the NCC’s priorities to enhance […]

February 16, 2022

Gilat wins SkyEdge IV order from SES

Israel-based satellite networking specialist Gilat Satellite Networks has expanded its strategic partnership with SES. SES has selected Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform to operate with its SES-17 satellite, a very high throughput satellite (VHTS) to provide fixed services and mobility services. Gilat’s SkyEdge IV is a multi-orbit platform that was designed to interface and smoothly integrate […]

February 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

Spacecom adds Kenya DTT from AMOS-17

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has won a contract from the Kenya Broadcast Corp’s Signet DTT service. Broadcasting from Spacecom’s AMOS-17 satellite, the Kenyan Signet DTT service offers more than 70 television channels plus radio transmissions throughout Kenya and into South Africa. Oren Tepper, Spacecom Global VP/sales, stated: “AMOS-17’s strong C-band HTS beams improved signal quality […]

November 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

Israel’s IAI unveils low-cost mainstream satellite

Israeli satellite builder Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has showcased a small but fully advanced geostationary satellite design. IAI used the 72nd International Aeronautical Congress in Dubai to unveil what it calls its Mini Communications Satellite (MCS) that would have a mass of around 600-700 kgs and yet carry an advanced communications payload. Moreover, it would […]

October 27, 2021

Gilat wins major LatAm SES contract

Israel-based Gilat Satellite Networks has received a “multi-million dollar” contract from SES for multiple broadband applications in Latin America. Gilat says its multi-service platform will support SES in cellular telco backhauling, enterprise and Universal Service Obligation (USO) projects, as SES extends services into Latin America with the deployment on new regional hubs. “SES has been […]

August 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

India’s ISRO to work with ESA and Israel

India’s Space Research Organisation has confirmed it is in discussions with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Israel’s Space Agency (ISA) on cooperating and identifying projects where the organisations could work together. The Secretary in the Department of Space and ISRO Chairman K Sivan held virtual meetings with DG of ISA Avi Blasberger and DG […]

August 2, 2021

Spacecom, Yes DTH extend service agreement

Spacecom, the satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has signed a two-year extension deal with D.B.S. Satellite Services, operator of Yes DTH in Israel. The deal, worth $14 million, will continue the DTH’s operations from the AMOS-7 and AMOS-3 satellites at Spacecom’s 4°W orbital hotspot. With this agreement, Yes’ order backlog […]

July 12, 2021

Smithsonian Channel reveals story behind Israel’s vaccination achievements

From outbreak to lockdown, Israel was at the forefront of rapidly flattening the curve and inspiring the world to follow suit. Smithsonian Channel’s original documentary, VAXXED NATION, produced by Israeli- based leading production company Ananey Studios, provides an intimate look at how Israel – in spite of conflicts – became the world leader in vaccinating its […]

June 28, 2021

Israel, Spacecom object to Intelsat coordination deal

Spacecom (under its official Space Communication Ltd name) as well as the State of Israel are objecting to any rejection of the Spacecom/Intelsat frequency coordination agreements between the parties. Intelsat is now in the second year of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction. Spacecom, in a filing to Intelsat’s bankruptcy court, says Intelsat and Spacecom entered […]

May 27, 2021