The Eutelsat Connect satellite has been successfully launched into geostationary transfer orbit by Arianespace from the Guiana Space Centre in Korou, French Guiana.
Following Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has also decided to continue broadcasting its free-TV channels unencrypted in SD resolution via the Astra satellite system (19.2 degrees East).
The Ukrainian regulator National Council has fined the satellite channel Maksi-TV 25% of its licence fee and ordered it to bring its activities into line with current national legislation within a month.
The free-TV channels of German commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will continue to be available in SD quality unencrypted via Astra (19.2° East) until at least 2024.
In its latest research titled, The Space Economy Report 2019, previously named Satellite Value Chain, Euroconsult projects that the commercial space value chain will see steady growth over the next decade.
The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, the co-organisers of the famous Ball Drop, offer HD satellite and fiber feeds of the celebration from Times Square, New York.
Russia’s leading pay-TV operator Tricolor has added the premium channel Love Nature 4K to its line-up.
Austrian DTH satellite platform HD Austria has added fashion channel Fashion 4K to its line-up on Astra (19.2° East).
Euroconsult’s latest research, FSS Capacity Pricing Trends, shows that as the growth of satellite capacity on orbit slows,
SES and the Luxembourg Government have reached an agreement to renew SES’s concession to operate satellites flying under Luxembourg jurisdiction for 20 years.