MIPCOM 2018 – CANNES. 4KUniverse, a 24/7 4K HDR general entertainment TV channel will be launching on the Hotbird video neighbourhood on November 1, 2018.
Eutelsat has appointed Gary Donnan its chief innovation officer, effective October 29.
The leading satellite operators Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat have joined forces to create a consortium called the C-Band Alliance (CBA).
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.
BVN, the public broadcaster for Dutch and Flemish citizens abroad, will end its broadcasts own the Astra 1L satellite at 19.2 degrees East, but will stay on the Eutelsat Hotbird at 13 degrees East.
Swiss public broadcaster SRG will terminate digital terrestrial TV broadcasting (DVB-T) next year without replacement. There will be no transition to DVB-T2 as in neighbouring Germany and Austria.
Philippe Oliva has been appointed executive VP of sales and products at Eutelsat, effective September 3.
Eutelsat will replace the satellites at the Hot Bird position with two larger all-electric satellites from Airbus Defence and Space.
DAZN is launching two sports channels on Sky Italia on the Eutelsat Hotbird position of 13 degrees East.