SES added close to 170 HD channels and 21 commercial channels in the Ultra High Definition format during 2016.
Swiss public broadcaster SRG SSR will continue to transmit its TV and radio channels for DTH satellite households via Hotbird (13° East).
Bobbles.tv, the German provider of pay-TV packages for expats in Europe, has launched an entertainment platform for Indian viewers.
TRT World is expanding its global distribution with global media solutions provider Globecast on the SES fleet.
Eutelsat said it has added 240 HD channels in 2016 equalling the total number launched during the previous two years.
UPC DTH ended 2016 with 854,000 RGUs in the four Central and East European markets it is present in.
The first Ariane 5 mission in 2017 has placed Sky Brasil-1 and Telkom 3S into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) during a mission lasting just under 40 minutes.
Arianespace has rolled out the Ariane 5 for its initial heavy-lift mission in 2017, scheduled for tonight from the Spaceport in French Guiana to orbit the Sky Brasil-1 and Telkom 3S satellites.
German HDTV platform HD+ had 2.11 million customers on December 31, 2016 – 15% more than one year ago (31.12.2015: 1.84 million customers).
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