The Airbus-built Arabsat Badr-8 telecommunications satellite has been successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Media Broadcast Satellite renews SES contract
Media Broadcast Satellite (MBS) and Astra satellite operator SES are extending their partnership.
QVC remains on Astra
Astra satellite operator SES and teleshopping broadcaster QVC have extended their partnership.
ZDF extends contract for HD distribution on Astra
German public broadcaster ZDF has extended its distribution contract with Astra satellite operator SES for transponder capacity on Astra (19.2° East) on a long-term basis.
LG integrates HD+ into smart TVs via HbbTV
The buyers of LG smart TVs of the model year 2023 will be able to receive German DTH satellite TV platform HD+ without additional hardware.
High View to distribute FAST Channels via Astra
German media company High View will additionally broadcast its FAST Channels Xplore, Hip Trips and One Terra via satellite from March 1, 2023.
ProSiebenSat.1 channels remain in SD on Astra
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 will continue broadcasting its free-TV channels in SD resolution and unencrypted via Astra (19.2° East).
4iG Spacecom deal approved
Israel’s Ministry of Communications (MOC) has approved 4iG’s acquisition of a further stake in Spacecom.
High View launches 4 Deluxe Music channels on Astra
German media company High View will launch four new free-TV music channels under its Deluxe Music brand on Astra (19.2° East) on February 1, 2023.
SES to receive €300m satellite financing from EIB
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to the financing of three new SES satellites serving Western Europe, Africa and the Middle East.