Eutelsat Communications has ordered two new satellites from Airbus Defence and Space that will replace three craft positioned at the 13 degrees East Hotbird neighbourhood.
The top 10 TV service providers between them lost over 877,000 subscribers in the third quarter of 2018 and it’s the DTH platforms that are suffering the most.
Israel Aerospace Industries has been instructed to pay Spacecom US$10 million for the late delivery of a satellite that was ultimately destroyed.
Sky Deutschland is embarking on a major HD offensive and will be the first TV broadcaster in Germany to commence switching off SD channels in the DTH satellite market.
Intelsat has reported a third-quarter loss of $374.6 million.
Greek radio station Radio Nikita 89.9 will launch a TV channel on Hellas Sat (39° East) on October 20, 2018.
The leading satellite operators Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat have joined forces to create a consortium called the C-Band Alliance (CBA).
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has reached an agreement with Discovery regarding the distribution of Bundesliga channel Eurosport 2 HD Xtra, but this only covers the gastronomy sector.
Strong will roll out a 4K UHD tivùsat satellite receiver in Italy based on the latest HbbTV 2.0.1 technology in early October 2018.
Eutelsat has become the first commercial customer to opt for the new Ariane 6 launch vechicle as part of a multiple launch agreement signed with Arianespace.