Advanced Television


Measat-3 satellite lost?

Malaysia’s Measat-3 satellite is believed to be a total loss and is drifting in an uncontrolled orbit through the geostationary arc. It might now be a ‘zombie satellite’ and start causing problems for other satellites in its path. Its nominal position was at 91.5 degrees East. It is already at 86.4 degrees East on July […]

July 15, 2021By Chris Forrester

Open Broadcast Systems, MSTV Live Broadcasting, Nemeton TV deliver football via 4G

Open Broadcast Systems has worked with MSTV Live Broadcasting and Nemeton TV to deliver pre-season football matches from major Russian football teams via 4G to satellite. The first match was successfully delivered on June 28th. MSTV is working to deliver live coverage of all pre-season matches for  FC Dynamo Moscow, FC Spartak Moscow, and FC Zenit. The matches, taking place in Austria, […]

July 15, 2021

Intersputnik, RSCC sign cooperation agreement

The Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications (Intersputnik) and Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) have signed an Agreement on Cooperation in Using Frequency Assignments in the Geostationary Orbit and Other Satellite Orbits for the Implementation of the Project on the Joint Use of Satellite Capacity. As decided by the joint 49th session of the Board […]

July 14, 2021

Distribution360 secures new unscripted deals in Europe

Distribution360 has concluded several new deals in Europe for a wide range of its factual entertainment and documentary titles. In France, M6 has licensed There’s Something You Should Know (6 x 30), a fresh and inclusive new dating show, where suitors choose matches from telephone conversations, only for the matches to reveal a physical disability […]

July 14, 2021

Evertz helps Russia’s Channel One transition to IP

Channel One, Russia’s premier television broadcaster, has made the leap from HD-SDI technology to full IP after installing an Evertz Mediator playout and content distribution system at its Ostankino Technical Centre in Moscow. The system, which incorporates the latest state of the art broadcast technology, is a powerful and highly integrated ecosystem that spans a […]

July 7, 2021

Risk of Starlink/Progress near miss

Russia’s Roscosmos space agency says there’s a risk that a SpaceX Starlink satellite will get “dangerously close” to Russia’s Progress MS-17/78 cargo craft. Progress MS-17/78 was launched on June 29th aboard a Soyuz-2.1a rocket and is due to arrive at the International Space Station in the early overnight hours (GMT) of July 2nd. The decommissioned […]

July 2, 2021By Chris Forrester

OneWeb heads for North Pole

On July 1st a Soyuz rocket is set to launch an additional 36 OneWeb broadband satellites into orbit. The launch will take place from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East, and handled by Arianespace and its local partner Starsem. Timings on launch day are: 13:48 BST / 8:48 AM ET / 4:48 AM Alaska […]

June 24, 2021By Chris Forrester

Russia: Extreme E on Motor TV

Electric SUV racing series, Extreme E has announced that Motorsport TV Russia is broadcasting the championship’s X Prixs as well as race highlights, review, preview and Magazine shows – in English and Russian – on its linear channel, Motor TV. In addition, audiences in the region can enjoy Extreme E’s full debut season coverage on […]

June 18, 2021

OneWeb batch arrives in Russia

OneWeb’s next batch of low Earth orbiting satellites have arrived at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East. They will now be prepared for launch by Arianespace’s team on site who work with Starsem for integration onto a Soyuz 2.1b rocket. The likely date for launch, subject to the usual weather and technical checks, is […]

June 14, 2021By Chris Forrester

Netflix adapts Tolstoy for first Russian original

Netflix has announced its first Russian Original drama series, with the working title ANNA K. The series is a contemporary retelling of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel Anna Karenina. Svetlana Khodchenkova is set to play the lead role. Michael Azzolino, Director Original Series at Netflix, commented: “We are incredibly proud to announce our first Russian series […]

May 26, 2021By Nik Roseveare