Eutelsat Communications

Eutelsat appoints new CTO

Satellite operator Eutelsat Communications has upped its director of engineering, Yohann Leroy, to chief technology officer.  Leroy takes over from Raphaël Mussalian, who will stay on as special advisor on technology strategy, reporting to Eutelsat CEO and chairman Michel de Rosen. As CTO, Leroy will be lead Eutelsat’s in-orbit expansion programme, including satellite procurement, launches […]

Eutelsat deputy CEO takes on commercial and development duties

Eutelsat Communications’ deputy CEO Michel Azibert is taking on an expanded role, assuming responsibility for commercial and development activities as of June 23.  Azibert takes on chief commercial and development officer duties, succeeding current chief commercial officer Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, who becomes special advisor to the CEO. “Under the commercial leadership of Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet, Eutelsat has broadened […]

Eutelsat demos Ultra HD channel, launches 3B satellite

Eutelsat Communications is stepping up its commitment to Ultra HD, launching what it claims is Europe’s first demo channel encoded in HEVC at 50 frames per second. The channel also has 10-bit colour depth, which, combined with the HEVC encoding and framerate, make up the key parameters for Ultra HD, according to the satellite operator. […]

Eutelsat appoints director of strategy

Eutelsat Communications has appointed former McKinsey & Company and Bouygues Telecom executive Jean-Hubert Lenotte as the group’s director of strategy.  He takes over the role from Yohann Leroy who has been appointed deputy chief technical officer and director of engineering. Lenotte started his career at Bouygues, where he was part of the team that created […]

Eutelsat launches satellite finder app

Eutelsat Communications has launched a ‘satellite finder’ app for accurate pointing of satellite antennas for consumers, installers, VSAT operators and news broadcasters. The free app is available for all Eutelsat satellites and can be downloaded to iOS and Android devices. It is designed to assemble parameters for exact antenna pointing, from elevation and azimuth angles […]

Eutelsat 3D satellite launches

Eutelsat Communications has successfully launched its Eutelsat 3D satellite, which will serve customers in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. The satellite was launched yesterday by an ILS-supplied Proton Breeze M rocket and will initially operate at the 3° East location until the deployment of the Eutelsat 3B satellite to this position […]

Digiturk and Eutelsat partner on 4K channel

Turkish pay TV provider Digiturk has launched a 4K demonstration channel in partnership with satellite operator Eutelsat Communications.  Digiturk said that the channel helps “lay the foundations for the next step change in television broadcasting” and marks the first time the super-HD format has been shown in Turkey. Digiturk first started testing the channel with […]