Telenor Satellite Broadcasting has announced that it has signed a contract with Space Systems/ Loral for the construction and delivery of its new geosynchronous communications satellite to be called Thor 7 and positioned at 1 degree West.
Norwegian public broadcaster NRK seems to have struck the right chord with a five-day long Hurtigruten live broadcast covering the famous sea route along the Norwegian coast.
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting is to expand its capacity at one degree West with the launch of a new satellite. Thor 7, which will feature both Ku- and Ka-band transponders, is slated for launch towards the end of 2013 and is expected to have a lifespan of between 15 and 20 years.
Increased ARPU helped offset the continued subscriber loss for Canal Digital’s DTH business in the third quarter.
Canal Digital lost 15,000 DTH subscribers in the second quarter of 2010 as the post ASO squeeze in the Nordic region continued to play its part.
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.