Globecast is expanding its partnership with Eutelsat to create a new platform on the Hotbird satellite system (13 degrees East) to satisfy the growing move from SD to HD.
Spacecom’s newest satellite, Amos-17, has been launched from Cape Canaveral.
German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) will terminate the SD distribution of its English-language TV channel DW English on Eutelsat Hotbird (13° East) on September 30, 2019.
The new AMOS-17 satellite is in the final stages of its prelaunch preparation, operator Spacecom has confirmed.
The managing directors of Media Broadcast Satellite, Christian Fleischhauer and Sven Sünberg, as well as the technical director Qi Zhang-Holste, have agreed to take over the German satellite services provider from its previous parent company, a French-American private equity fund.
SES has demonstrated the delivery of an 8K signal directly to a flat screen TV without the need for a separate external receiver or decoder.
SES says that its “on track” for its 2019 financial outlook, despite first quarter profits dropping by a quarter.
With a market share of 57%, DTH satellite remains the most-used TV reception method in Austria.
Austrian DTH satellite platform HD Austria welcomed its 150,000th customer in March 2019.
DTH satellite remains the most-used TV reception method in Germany.