Advanced Television


ITV to air D-Day 80 at the Royal Albert Hall

On June 6th, the Royal Albert Hall in London will host an anniversary event marking D-Day 80. The show will be broadcast on ITV and ITVX on June 9th, bringing to a close the national commemorations. The programme, hosted by Davina McCall, will tell the story of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy through a […]

May 20, 2024

Viasat changing Inmarsat’s plan for LEOs?

Inmarsat, prior to its take-over by US-based Viasat, had planned to launch a fleet of low Earth orbiting satellites (Orchestra). It now seems that Viasat is re-thinking the scheme which would save millions in terms of investment. Viasat has written to the FCC withdrawing its applications for V-band satellite spectrum. The letter from Viasat to […]

July 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

Inmarsat demos test satellite for Orchestra

London-based Inmarsat has successfully tested a demonstration payload for its Orchestra low Earth orbiting (LEO) concept. Orchestra calls for a constellation of LEO satellites which, says the company, will create a global, multi-dimensional, dynamic mesh network that will redefine connectivity at scale with the highest capacity for mobility worldwide and at hot spots across the […]

December 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

Concerns over Inmarsat LEO fleet

London-based Inmarsat says it is looking at launching its own low Earth orbiting (LEO) constellation of satellites. But there are concerns whether the company has the satellite frequencies needed to place satellites into orbit. Inmarsat is calling the new project Orchestra and is carrying out a market assessment of likely demand but says a fleet […]

July 30, 2021

Inmarsat unveils Orchestra mobility network

Mobile satellite communications operator Inmarsat has unveiled plans for Orchestra, describing it as the communications network of the future. In the largest ever transformation of its current services, Inmarsat Orchestra will bring together existing geosynchronous (GEO) satellites with low earth orbit satellites (LEO) and terrestrial 5G into an integrated, high-performance solution. Whether for a ship […]

July 29, 2021