Advanced Television


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

Spacety Luxembourg signs MoU for space projects

Luxembourg is already well-known for space and satellite activity. As well as being the home for satellite giant SES Astra, it is also the formal domicile for SES’s arch-rival Intelsat (although Intelsat is actually run from Washington, DC). Now Spacety Luxembourg is hoping to emulate its established colleagues. Italy-based T4i and Spacety Luxembourg have signed […]

August 17, 2021

SES-led consortium wins Europe’s Quantum plan

An SES-led consortium is to develop the satellite/terrestrial infrastructure and roadmap for next-generation cybersecurity. A statement from the consortium said: “The Luxembourg’s Quantum Communications Infrastructure project (LuxQCI), coordinated by the Department of Media, Telecommunications and Digital Policy (SMC) of the Luxembourg Ministry of State, and supported by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Luxembourg […]

July 13, 2021By Chris Forrester

Luxembourg: Golf Channel launches on PostTV

Mediawan’s Golf Channel has been added to the PostTV platform in Luxembourg’s largest TV platform. The announcement was made by Alteox Media Consulting, the content provider and technical partner of POST Luxembourg. The channel is available in the ‘Entertain Me!; package that offers over 100 channels in English, German, French and other languages and allows […]

July 5, 2021

Luxembourg taps €41m from 5G auction

Luxembourg has raised more than €41 million from the 4 bidders for the tiny nation’s 5G licences. Overall the new licence holders will pay €41.3 million for 15-year operational licenses in the 3.6 GHz band. Luxembourg’s three main existing operators secured most of the spectrum with Post and Orange each taking 110 MHz each while […]

July 24, 2020By Chris Forrester

SES still negotiating cuts

Satellite operator SES has reached an agreement with its personnel delegations to discontinue social plan talks for its Luxembourg-based employees, instead shifting gears to negotiate an employment safeguard plan. In Luxembourg, SES management and its personnel delegation reports they have had multiple meetings in the last four weeks. Together, they have managed to reduce the […]

July 10, 2020

Disney+ launching in 8 more European countries

The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment has set September 15th as the launch date for Disney+ in eight new markets across Western and Northern Europe. The streaming service will launch in Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Belgium and Luxembourg and will retail at the following prices: €6.99 (monthly)/€69.99 (annually) in Portugal, Belgium, […]

June 23, 2020