SkyVision and ABS launch new African satellite TV platforms

Satellite communications service provider, SkyVision Global Networks, has partnered with global satellite operator ABS to launch two new video platforms for Africa. The platforms will launch on the ABS-3A satellite at 3°West and will provide DVB-S and DVB-S2 content across Sub-Saharan Africa, including French speaking Africa and South Africa. “Launching these services on ABS-3A creates […]

Arabsat takes additional capacity on ABS-3A

Satellite operators Arabsat and Permira-owned ABS have struck a deal whereby Arabsat will use additional capacity on ABS-3A, mostly for data services. The expansion capacity agreement on ABS-3A for a multi-transponder, multiyear deal for Ku-band payload will see Arabsat take capacity for different customer networks within the Middle East and North Africa regions in particular […]

Asia Pacific set for HTS boom

Data applications via high-throughput satellites (HTS) in Asia alone will generate revenues of US$900 million (€800 million) by 2024, according to Northern Sky Research. The satellite research group’s latest report predicts that there will be over 300Gbps of HTS capacity available over Asia by 2020 as new entrants including Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat, ABS and Kacific […]