Hispasat has posted revenues of €228.9 million for 2016, a 4.2% increase on the previous year.
Bulgaria’s Vivacom has opted for the Intelsat 33e satellite to distribute DTT services throughout the country.
German public broadcaster ARD will terminate the distribution of its main TV channel Das Erste on Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite system at 13° East on March 31, 2017.
German satellite service provider Media Broadcast Satellite has extended its long-term agreement with satellite operator SES for transponder capacity on Astra (19.2° East).
Intelsat and Sentech, a broadcasting signal distributor in Africa, have extended and expanded their relationship with Intelsat to deliver media services in sub-Saharan Africa.
The 7/8 degrees West position hosted by Eutelsat and Nilesat satellites broadcasts 175 HD channels, of which 100 are exclusive.
Intelsat has signed a multi-year extension with Orion Express for satellite services supporting DTH and media distribution services in Russia via the Intelsat 15 satellite.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully delivered EchoStar XXIII, a commercial communications satellite for EchoStar Corporation, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit.
Arianespace will orbit two satellites: SGDC for VisionaTecnologia Espacial on behalf of the Brazilian operator Telebras, and Koreasat-7 for the South Korean operator ktsat.
The Eutelsat 172B satellite is in the final stages of preparation at the Airbus Defence and Space facility in Toulouse and will be boarded onto a special flight to French Guiana on March 20.