Advanced Television


Russia eavesdrops on Eutelsat satellite

Russia has shifted one of its Luch satellites (which translates as ‘Beam’ or ‘Ray’) right alongside Eutelsat’s 3B craft. The Russian satellite is reported by observers to be about 18kms from the Eutelsat, which is extremely close. Satellite, which are registered with the ITU observe an orbital slot about 40kms by 40 kms. According to […]

October 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Russian World aims for audience in occupied Ukraine

Russian DTH operator Russkiy Mir (Russian World) aims to connect 155,000 households in the occupied Dontesk, Kherson, Zaporizhzia and Luhansk regions of Ukraine by the end of this year, according to Comnews. The service opened in December 2022. Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Chernyshenko said that installation teams should connect 155,000 homes in what the […]

July 4, 2023

Rosamund Pike stars in Audible doc Mother, Neighbor, Russian Spy

Audible, a provider of spoken word entertainment, has launched a new narrative documentary podcast exploring the fascinating true story behind a Russian spy’s life in deep cover inside the USA, narrated by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner and Oscar and BAFTA Award-nominee, Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, I Care a Lot, Die Another Day). Mother, Neighbor, Russian Spy, produced […]

April 20, 2023

M7 Group signs distribution deal with Current Time TV

Luxembourg-based M7 Group, a European pay-TV provider owned by Canal+ Group, has concluded an agreement with the US Agency for Global Media or the satellite distribution of Current Time TV in HD via both ASTRA 19.2 and Eutelsat E9B. Current Time TV is a 24/7 Russian-language TV and digital network, providing live news, robust debate, […]

March 9, 2023

Report: Russia tops Europe’s box office in Jan

Report: Russia tops Europe’s box office in Jan Russia emerged as the biggest box office earner in January among tracked markets in Europe, collecting $99 million out of the region’s total film earnings of $195.7 million, OpusData figures compiled by S&P Global Market Intelligence show. Europe’s box office dropped 1.9 per cent year over year […]

March 7, 2023

RT pulled from African transmissions

Broadcasts of RT, the former Russia Today, have been pulled over Africa. While the channel went dark on South Africa’s DStv pay-TV bouquet in March last year, there were still transmissions on StarSat and StarTimes for many African countries. These have now ended with SES blacking out the channel. SES in the past has said […]

February 27, 2023By Chris Forrester

Russia wants 1,000 satellites by 2030

Yury Borisov, Director General of Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos, has said the company wants to deploy more than 1,000 satellites by 2030. This is a rate 5-times higher than currently being launched. Borisov, speaking at the Korolev Academic Space Conference in Moscow, said that in order to achieve such growth, it is necessary to […]

January 25, 2023By Chris Forrester

Russia seeks OneWeb swap for Soyuz parts

Back in March 2022, Russia’s Roscosmos Space Agency, in effect, confiscated 36 OneWeb broadband satellites. The satellites had been due to be launched on a Russian-built – but Arianespace managed – Soyuz rocket on March 4th from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The hijacked satellites have remained at Baikonur ever since. At the time, Roscosmos […]

January 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

Russia slams Eutelsat over channel bans

Russia says the banning by regulators of broadcasting Russian channels by the likes of Eutelsat is a restriction on the freedom of speech. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, speaking on December 29th, said that the West’s crackdown on Russian media was not only “a flagrant violation” of freedom of speech, but was also “discriminatory […]

January 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

Jensen appointed Antenna CEO

Antenna Group, the international entertainment and media organisation, has appointed Linda Jensen to the position of Group Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect. Jensen has more than twenty years’ experience at senior leadership level in the global television and digital media industry. Jensen will take responsibility for the Group’s portfolio of media assets across multiple […]

December 28, 2022