Eutelsat signs deal with Airbus for EUTELSAT 36D satellite

Eutelsat has announced a deal with Airbus for the EUTELSAT 36D satellite to replace EUTELSAT 36B at the end of its life at the key 36° East orbital position. The existing EUTELSAT 36B unit is expected to reach the end of its life in 2026. The 36° East position is one of Eutelsat’s most important […]

Berenberg: Eutelsat ‘preferred’ to SES as video business faces decline

Satellite operators Eutelsat remains in a stronger position than its competitor SES after posting solid fiscal first half numbers, according to an analysis by Berenberg. According to the bank’s analysts, said the latest results and the raising of the bottom end of the company’s guidance suggested it was “still on track to return to growth” […]

Video gaming channel ESR to launch in Europe on Eutelsat’s Hotbird

Satellite operator Eutelsat’s 13° East Hotbird position has been chosen by ESRevolution, Inc. for the European launch of 24/7 video gaming channel ESR. ESR, which is already available in the US, will make its content available in Europe for the first time in 24/7 HD linear format from February, with Eutelsat’s position giving it the […]

Gerry O’Sullivan leaving Eutelsat

It is understood that Gerry O’Sullivan, EVP of global TV and video at Eutelsat has decided to leave the Paris-based satellite operator. According to an email circulated to staff, the former Sky and Deutsche Telekom executive is leaving to take on new opportunities closer to his home in the UK. O’Sullivan, who was instrumental in […]

Eutelsat and SES: a tale of contrasting fortunes

Satellite operators Eutelsat and SES will experience contrasting fortunes in the near term, with Eutelsat positioned to fare better than its Luxembourg-based rival, according to analysts at Berenberg. According to Berenberg, Eutelsat and SES have diverged strategically over the last few years, with the Paris based operator focusing on generating free cash flow and cultivating […]

Eutelsat debuts new EPG for free-to-air broadcasters

Satellite operator Eutelsat has launched, an enhanced electronic programme guide for free-to-air channels. The service is already operating at the 7/8° West orbital position, serving over 56 million Arabic-speaking homes across the Middle East and North Africa and is being progressively deployed at other Eutelsat video positions. New free-to-air satellite receivers compatible with the […]

Sky Italia and new wins help lift Eutelsat

Satellite operator Eutelsat’s much-anticipated renewal of its core agreement with Sky Italia, the extension of contracts with Tricolor TV in Russia and Azam TV in Sub-Saharan Africa, and new wins with BluTV in Brazil and Kabelio in Switzerland helped bolster its broadcast revenues in the first quarter, contributing to a solid three months that nevertheless […]

Kabelio AG selects Eutelsat Hotbird for channel launches

Switzerland’s Kabelio AG has selected Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite neighborhood to launch a new Swiss direct-to-home HD platform. The pair have signed a multi-year contract that will allow Kabelio to leverage the reach of the satellite to target Swiss audiences at home and throughout Europe. The new Kabelio channel line-up was launched in mid-October and features […]

Azam TV migrates to Eutelsat 7C and signs multi-year extension

Swahili operator Azam TV has announced the completed migration of its video platform from the Eutelsat 7B to Eutelsat 7C satellite. The announcement comes alongside a multi-year extension of Azam TV’s existing contract with Eutelsat. This extension also comes with an incremental capacity commitment. Azam is one of the leading pay TV operators in Africa, […]

Eutelsat better placed than SES, says Berenberg

Satellite operator Eutelsat is a better bet for investors than rival player SES, according to analysts at Berenberg, who argue that the Paris-based operator’s video business and cash flow, bolstered by its recent contract renewal with anchor customer Sky Italia, place it in a stronger position than its Luxembourg-based competitor. Berenberg says that the Sky […]

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