Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) is to open a second orbital slot focussed on the Middle East after moving the Thor III satellite to the 4 degrees West position also used by the Amos satellite system. It follows the completion of the transfer of traffic to the new Thor 6 satellite launched from Korou last October.
Serbia’s Republic Telecommunications Agency (RATEL) will today (June 7) rule on a dispute between Telenor and Telekom Serbia.
Telenor has started negotiations with Serbia Broadband (SBB) about potentially leasing the latter’s cable network in order to offer fixed telephony services.
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.
Telenor has launched its long-awaited IPTV service to its 623,000 broadband customers in Norway. The addition of television content to the telco’s existing telephony and broadband offers completes the triple play package over its fibre network.
Canal Digital was hit by more subscriber losses in the fourth quarter of 2009. The number of DTH subscribers fell by 11,000 on the quarter, while cable households decreased by a further 4,000.
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s Thor 6 satellite is set to enter commercial service before the end of the month. The Oslo-based operator has formally taken on the ownership from manufacturer Thales.
Arianespace has completed its 33rd consecutive launch success, carrying Hispasat’s Amazonas 2 satellite into orbit, and paving the way for the launch of Thor 5 at the end of October.
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) today announced that its spacecraft, Thor 6, has arrived safely at the Guiana Spaceport in Kourou. Thor 6 will now go through its final preparations prior to its scheduled launch at the end of October.
The Thor 6 satellite will be shipped to Arianespace’s launch facility in Kourou this coming Monday (September 28), according to Thales Alenia Space.