EchoStar has renewed a contract with Arqiva to supply the downlink and distribution of more than 30 channels broadcasting from Europe and Asia into the United States.
Arqiva has merged its satellite broadcast business with its terrestrial broadcast division under the leadership of Nick Thompson, managing director, broadcast & media.
Arqiva has launched student channel MCE TV onto French DTH platform CanalSat (Astra, 19 degrees East). Arqiva is providing encoding, encryption, multiplexing and uplink services, as well as the connectivity between each of these elements.
UK transmission company Arqiva is working on a terrestrial 3D test using the Service Compatible format favoured by public service broadcasters. Initial transmissions would be conducted outside of London to a closed user group.
Telenor has renewed its contract with Arqiva for the uplink of three multiplexes onto its Thor 5 satellites. The three multiplexes carry over 30 channels into the Scandinavian direct-to-home market.
Macquarie International Infrastructure Fund Limited is to sell its 8.7% interest in Arqiva. The proceeds will net the Singapore-based fund S$240.1 million (£115 million).
Project Canvas has confirmed it has submitted a merger analysis to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). At the same time the organisation is to be joined by Arqiva, further broadening its ownership base.
SeeSaw, the Arqiva-owned online TV platform that launched today, has confirmed it is in talks with set-top box manufacturers with a view to extending its service to additional screens.
Ofcom has given permission to the BBC and Arqiva to jointly market new capacity on the UK terrestrial system.
The BBC and Arqiva have announced the official agreement that will see part of the UK’s transmitter network upgraded to DVB-T2.