Eutelsat 8 West B

Kuwait TV adds Al-Qurain channel to its HD platform

Kuwait TV’s new Al-Qurain TV channel has launched on its free-to-air HD platform, hosted on the Eutelsat 8 West B satellite. The official Kuwaiti state broadcaster announced the news at Cabsat Dubai today. Eutelsat’s long-term partner, Gulfsat, provides the capacity used by Kuwait TV. “The addition of Al-Qurain TV to Kuwait TV’s platform is indicative […]

OSN prepares the ground for 4K UHD with Eutelsat deal

Middle East pay TV provider OSN is taking additional capacity on Eutelsat 8 West B to support the expansion of its offering, including the introduction of 4K ultra HD channels. The pair unveiled a new contract at this week’s Cabsat show in Dubai. OSN will use the new capacity to launch ultra HD services and […]

Eutelsat and Intelsat successfully launch satellites

New satellites from Eutelsat and Intelsat have both launched into orbit on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. The Eutelsat 8 West B and Intelsat 34 satellites blasted off yesterday at 17.34 local team and each successfully separated from the rocket after launch. Eutelsat said that the solar panels on its new satellite have […]

Nilesat agrees transponder contracts for Eutelsat’s 8 West B satellite

Egyptian satellite operator Nilesat has agreed a long-term lease for multiple transponders on Eutelsat’s forthcoming Eutelsat 8 West B satellite, covering the Middle East and North Africa. The deal strengthens Eutelsat and Nilesat’s long-term cooperation at the 7/8 degrees West video neighbourhood, which broadcasts more than 1,000 TV channels to over 52 million homes located […]