Eutelsat has appointed Juan Pablo Cofino regional VP – CEO of Eutelsat Americas.
The Russian multi-platform operator Tricolor has launched a portfolio of new sports TV channels.
German public broadcaster WDR will transmit all regional windows of its TV channel WDR Fernsehen in HD quality on Astra (19.2° East) from March 3, 2021.
Sky UK has extended its contract with SES for satellite capacity in a new agreement that will add over €90 million in secured backlog.
SES has announced that the Ethiosat platform is now broadcasting all channels of the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) exclusively.
Japan International Broadcasting (JIB), a subsidiary of the Japanese pubcaster NHK and official distributor of NHK World-Japan, has renewed its multi-year contract with SES for satellite capacity.
SES has signed multi-year capacity agreements totalling over €66 million in backlog with multiple public broadcasters in Europe throughout 2020.
Russia’s leading pay-TV operator Tricolor currently has around 12,000 users of its satellite internet service.
Russia’s leading pay-TV operator Tricolor saw its Ultra HD subscriber total double to 250,000 last year.
The Russian operator Orion had sales of R3.3 billion (€36.3 million) in 2020, or roughly the same as the year before, with B2B being the main driver for growth.