The Czech Telecom Office (CTU) has imposed fines of CZK20 million (€772,000) each on the M7 Group and UPC DTH, operators of the DTH platforms Skylink/CS Link and freeSAT respectively.
The Eutelsat 3D satellite has been successfully launched by a Proton Breeze M rocket supplied by ILS and is now on its way to its operating location at 3 degrees East.
Germany’s HD+ platform has successfully started the new financial year with 1,103,701 paying households, representing a doubling of subscriber numbers over the last year.
The Bulgarian DTH platform Satellite BG has run into serious difficulties, with its owners facing the threat of bankruptcy.
MEASAT Satellite Systems has signed an agreement with Level 3 Communications to upgrade the Setanta Sports channel on the MEASAT-3/3a video platform from SD to HD.
The Italian competition authority has found no evidence that Sky Italia’s acquisition of UEFA Champions League 2012-2015) and FIFA World Cup (2012-2015) TV rights represented an abuse of a dominant position.
The Eutelsat 3D satellite will be launched on Proton M launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on May 14.
Digi TV has been fined HUF5 million (€17,039) by the Hungarian regulator NMHH for illegally removing certain channels from its offer.