Advanced Television


ITU toughens up on late satellites

It might be logical to think that coming out of a two year pandemic – which saw staff and logistical problems for satellite operators and the companies building their new satellites – might offer a reasonable excuse for missing launch deadlines. ‘Not so’, implies the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The ITU has firmly rejected applications […]

March 28, 2022

Luxembourg: Disney TVoD content on PostTV

A catalogue of Disney films is now available to the PostTV subscribers via their STBs and its service through a new distribution deal brokered by Alteox Media Consulting, the exclusive content provider and technical VoD partner of POST Luxembourg. The movies – fully localised in German and French languages, on top of the original […]

March 2, 2022

Intelsat calls EGM in Luxembourg for Feb 8

Intelsat has called an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of shareholders in Luxembourg on February 8th which covers its Intelsat SA business. Intelsat says the EGM will: “Approve the sale and transfer of the entire issued share capital of Intelsat Holdings SA (‘Holdings’), being an indirect subsidiary of the Company, by Intelsat Investment Holdings Sàrl (‘Investment […]

February 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES launches X-band service platform

Satellite operator SES has launched an X-band service platform from its Government Services division. It is being operated via a partnership with Luxembourg-based GovSat and Network Innovations. The system is called tactiXs. The full end-to-end managed service is said to provide practical, cost-effective solutions to mission parameters by allowing the customer to purchase a volume-based […]

January 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

M7, Barrandov satellite distribution deal

Luxembourg-based M7 Group, owned by Canal+, has concluded a long-term agreement with Czech broadcaster TV Barrandov for the ASTRA 23.5 satellite distribution of TV Barrandov, Kino Barrandov and Barrandov Krimi. The TV Barrandov channels will broadcast as of today via the M7 platform at ASTRA 23.5 East with dedicated EPG positions in the line-up of […]

December 22, 2021

Luxembourg invests in NorthStar

Luxembourg, the domicile of satellite giants SES and Intelsat, has announced that its Luxembourg Future Fund (LFF) will invest in Canada’s NorthStar Earth & Space. The new investment will build on the partnership between Luxembourg’s Ministry of the Economy and the Canadian-based company. NorthStar claims to be the first commercial service aiming at monitoring space […]

December 21, 2021By Chris Forrester

Goossens appointed CEO of BCE

RTL Group has announced that Christophe Goossens has been appointed CEO of the Group’s Luxembourg-based technical service provider, Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE), effective immediately. He will take over the leadership of BCE in addition to his role as CEO of RTL Luxembourg. Fred Lemaire, currently CEO of BCE, will become Chief Operating Officer (COO) of […]

December 9, 2021

SES orders two ASTRA satellites

SES has ordered two replacement satellites for its prime orbital slot at 19.2 degrees East and will serve 118 million homes across Europe and beyond. Luxembourg-based SES says the two geostationary (GEO) Ku-band satellites will be for its prime orbital slot at 19.2 degrees East to maintain the premium services it provides to its European […]

November 18, 2021By Chris Forrester

SnT, SES expand partnership

SES and the University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) have announced the creation of a joint lab that will explore the benefits of high-throughput satellite systems in the areas of next-generation networks, including quantum communications and cybersecurity. The agreement will see both institutions jointly utilise facilities at their respective sites […]

October 15, 2021

Intelsat bankruptcy exit at risk

There are many pages of potential problems to be overcome by Intelsat as it proceeds towards its proposed Exit Plan from bankruptcy under its Amended Plan. But two Luxembourg entities figure largely in the 607-page filing to its US bankruptcy court on August 24th. The first is Intelsat arch-rival SES, very much based in Luxembourg, […]

August 26, 2021