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ViaSat aims for 5TB of throughput

ViaSat is currently testing its next satellite – its first ViaSat-3 craft, and part of a three-satellite geostationary broadband constellation. It is due to launch later this summer and should supply 1TB/second of throughput. It will launch on a SpaceX rocket. ViaSat is also in the process of acquiring Inmarsat and ViaSat’s executive chairman, Mark […]

April 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

Court TV to stream Depp vs Heard trial

Court TV, the digital broadcast network known for its ‘gavel-to-gavel’ coverage of high-profile trials, is to carry the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard court case which is set to commence on April 11th. “Court cases that are as high-profile as this one often create a lot of noise, and it can be difficult for viewers […]

April 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat CEO: “Video broadcasting still important”

New CEO Eva Berneke had only been aboard at Eutelsat for some nine weeks, but in her panel discussion at the recent Satellite 2022 show in Washington, she was well up to speed in regard to Eutelsat’s recent history and prospects for 2022. Berneke highlighted last year’s investment in OneWeb – wrapped by previous CEO […]

March 31, 2022By Chris Forrester

FCC: 38,000 new satellites applications

Delegates to the Satellite 2022 show and conference in Washington DC heard the FCC’s chief counsel (to chair Jessica Rosenworcel) Umair Javed say that the FCC had upped its staffing by 38 per cent in order to handle a slew of new satellite-related applications. Javed revealed that the FCC’s plan to release capacity in the […]

March 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat gifts Early Bird satellite to Smithsonian

Early Bird was the first-ever communications satellite to be placed into geosynchronous orbit and launched in 1965 to a spot over the Atlantic Ocean. The Early Bird satellite was the first to provide direct and nearly instantaneous contact between Europe and North America, handling television and telephony. However, Early Bird had a twin. A totally […]

March 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Starlink at 250,000 subs; ups price

A panel session at the Satellite 2022 show heard Jonathan Hofeller, VP of Starlink commercial sales at SpaceX, say that whilst Starlink is best known for its consumer broadband service, it was also working to provide services for enterprises and other sectors. He also stated that Starlink currently has 250,000 subscribers around the world. Hofeller […]

March 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

Synamedia partners with Howard NEXTGEN TV

Synamedia, the independent video software provider, has announced its participation in the Howard NEXTGEN TV Broadcast Collaborative bringing ATSC 3.0 to Washington, D.C. The Collaborative was established by Pearl TV in coordination with Howard University, one of the nation’s oldest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). WHUT, the public broadcast television station owned by and […]

December 21, 2021

Antrix, Devas litigation rumbles on

The very long-running dispute between India’s ISRO Antrix commercial division and a (then) satellite agreement with Devas Multimedia, commenced in 2005, continues to very slowly process through various courts and administrations. In essence, Devas has been awarded $1.2 billion, plus interest, in compensation by an international tribunal. The latest chapter saw Antrix saying in a […]

December 3, 2021

Study: US news subs boosted under lockdowns

A new study from market intelligence specialist CivicScience finds that news consumption is up. In a survey of almost 3,100 US adults, more than half report following the news more frequently over the past four months. According to CivicScience, that’s not exactly surprising, given the global pandemic, mass demonstrations, and upcoming election, suggesting that it […]

July 1, 2020