Mediaset’s Elettronica Industriale has renewed its leases with Eutelsat on Atlantic Bird 3 (5 degrees West) for DTT distribution across Italy.
Albanian Satellite Communications (ASC) has renewed existing capacity on Eutelsat’s W2 for its DTH platform Tring TV.
A Proton-M rocket carrying the W-7 French telecom satellite was launched from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan at 5:19 p.m. Moscow time on Tuesday, Khrunichev Aerospace Center spokesman Alexander Bobrenyov told the press agency Itar-Tass.
UPDATE 12.00. International Launch Services (ILS) has informed Eutelsat of a 24-hour launch delay for the W7 satellite, which was originally scheduled to take place Monday, November 23, at 14.19 GMT from the from Baikonor cosmodrome in Kazakstan,. The satellite and launcher are both in safe configuration mode.
A Paris court has thrown out a claim by New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) that Eutelsat Communications removed it from the satellite because its coverage was out of step with the views of the Chinese authorities.
Eutelsat saw its revenues in the quarter ended September grow by 11.6% year-on-year to €226.7 million.
The Russian federal space agency Roskosmos has announced the arrival of the Eutelsat W7 spacecraft at the Baikonur cosmodrome, where the launch will take place on November 18.
The first performance of the debut album by one of Italy’s rising musical stars has been delivered by satellite to 40 cinemas across Italy.
The new terrestrial platform from RTL and Eutelsat Visavision will be called Viseo Plus when it starts on October 15 in the greater Stuttgart area with the encrypted RTL channels RTL, Vox, RTL II, Super RTL, RTL Crime and RTL Passion.
Eutelsat Communications has taken the number of high definition channels broadcast across its satellite system to 100.