ABS-2


Channels seek alternatives as ABS 2 suffers outage

Russian channels including the pay TV bouquet of Raduga TV have suffered disruption following a transponder outage on the Asia Satellite Broadcasting ABS 2 satellite at 75° East. Channels affected by the outage on Saturday evening, affecting two transponders, include Discovery channels, Viasat, Fox, Sony, Eurosport, NTV and TV3. The affected TV channels have been […]

Tricolor TV in running for new capacity at 75° East

Russian DTH leader Tricolor TV has reportedly applied for licences to operate transponders on Asia Broadcast Satellite’s new ABS-2 satellite at 75° East. The Russian regulator, the Roskomnadzor, has opened applications for licences to broadcast via nine transponders and four transponders with fees to be paid to it of RUB90 million (€1.8 million) and RUB40 […]

ABS-2 satellite successfully launched

Asia Broadcast Satellite’s ABS-2 satellite successfully launched into space yesterday from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite, which will expand capacity at ABS’s prime location of 75 degrees East, launched on an Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle. ABS-2 was manufactured by Space Systems/Loral and has up to 89 active C, Ku and Ka-band […]