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.
Mipcom 2009 – Cannes. The Swiss-based live music channel i-concerts has announced partnership deals with Eutelsat Communications and YouTube.
Mipcom 2009 – Cannes. Penthouse is scheduled to launch no less than three HD channels in Europe on October 5, 2009, the first day of Mipcom. The channels will broadcast from the Eutelsat Eurobird 9A at 9 degrees East.
Eutelsat has announced the signature of a multi-year contract with Noorsat, an operator of satellite services in the Middle East, for the lease of three additional transponders on Eutelsat’s Atlantic Bird 4A satellite.
Georgia will get its first digital satellite TV platform on Eutelsat’s video neighbourhood at 36 degrees East. Due for launch by the end of 2009, it will comprise Georgia’s two public channels: GPB TV and Adjara,
Eutelsat has announced that it has signed a contract with International Launch Services (ILS) for the launch in mid-November 2009 of the W7 satellite on an ILS Proton. Originally, the satellite was scheduled for launch by Sea Launch.
IFA 2009 – BERLIN. Eutelsat Kabelkiosk will show hybrid receivers with web access at this year’s consumer electronics show in Berlin. Viewers will be able to request clips and programmes on demand on an interactive Kabelkiosk portal.