German entertainment channel Tele 5 will continue to be available in HD quality on DTH satellite platform HD+ via Astra (19.2° East).
Intelsat has signed a contract with 4iG’s Hungaro DigiTel to assist the company in its expansion of digital TV distribution services for TV2 Hungary.
Intersputnik has gained full membership of the Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA), a platform to promote satellite communication services and the common interests of satellite operators.
Swiss DTH satellite platform operator Kabelio has added six channels to its line-up on Eutelsat Hotbird (13° East).
Russia has banned German foreign service Deutsche Welle (DW) from broadcasting in the country.
Israel’s Communications Ministry is refusing to sign off the sale of Spacecom to Hungary’s 4iG.
Canal+-owned M7 Group has concluded a long-term agreement with the Czech broadcaster TV Barrandov for the Astra 23.5 satellite distribution of TV Barrandov, Kino Barrandov and Barrandov Krimi.
SPI/FilmBox, has launched Dizi on du’s TV platform in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in collaboration with the content licensing management company, SAWA Rights Management (SRM).
Türksat-5B will be placed in orbit next June and become active after a 1.5-month test period, according to Adil Karaismailoglu, Turkey’s minister of transport and infrastructure.
Eutelsat has entered into an agreement with Russia’s Orion Group of companies to offer high-speed satellite internet services.