Pressure builds on Eutelsat over carriage of Russian services

Pressure is building on Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat from multiple directions over its continued carriage of Russian TV services while the war in Ukraine rages on. Freedom of the press advocacy group Reporters Sans Frontières has called on France’s Conseil d’État to overturn a decision by media regulator Arcom not to intervene to stop Eutelsat […]

Eutelsat names new chief financial officer

Satellite operator Eutelsat has named Christophe Caudrelier as its new chief financial officer, effective as of January 2 2023. Caudrelier’s appointment follows the announcement by Sandrine Téran that she is stepping down as CFO to move on to other professional projects. Caudrelier joins Eutelsat from Tikehau Ace Capital Partners where he served as operating partner […]

Eutelsat successfully lofts Eutelsat 10B satellite

Satellite operator Eutelsat has successfully launched its latest geostationary satellite, Eutelsat 10B, which will be orbited at the 10° East position, on a SpaceX rocket from Cape Canaveral. Built by Thales Alenia Space, Eutelsat 10B is an all-electric satellite based on the Spacebus NEO platform. Responding to growth in demand for mobile connectivity, the satellite […]

Eutelsat signs final agreement to combine with OneWeb

Satellite operator Eutelsat has signed a final agreement covering its acquisition of low-Earth orbit satellite outfit OneWeb from Bharti, Softbank, Hanwha and the UK government, following approval by its board of directors. The acquisition is still subject to regulatory approval. Eutelsat said that given the currently expected timetable for review by the relevant authorities, the […]

Eutelsat lofts Hotbird 13G into orbit

Satellite operator Eutelsat has successfully launched its Hotbird 13G satellite on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral. Eutelsat Hotbird 13G is the second of two satellites built by Airbus Defence and Space to be placed at Eutelsat’s flagship 13° East position, replacing three older satellites. The satellite is based on the Eurostar […]

Eutelsat lofts first of two new Hotbirds

Satellite operator Eutelsat has successfully lofted the first of two new satellites to be placed at its flagship 13° East position.  Eutelsat Hotbird 13F was successfully launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by US space launch provider SpaceX using a Falcon 9 rocket that lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on October 15. The all-electric satellite […]

Eutelsat and OneWeb predict ‘double digit growth’ post-merger

Earlier this year, Eutelsat and OneWeb announced plans to merge. Yesterday they provided a Capital Markets Day strategic update in which they said that they expect the enlarged company to achieved double digit revenue growth “over the medium to long-term”. If proved correct, they will top revenues of €2bn and EBITDA of €1.4bn in 2027. […]

Eutelsat sees further decline in broadcast revenues

Satellite operator Eutelsat’s broadcast video revenues have continued to decline in its fiscal first quarter, with a mid-single digit decline in broadcast expected for the full year. Eutelsat’s broadcast sales were down 7.4% to €170 million, which the company said reflected the carry-forward effect of the partial renewal of capacity with Nilesat at 7/8° West […]

Eutelsat accuses Iran of jamming satellite pair amid civil unrest in country

Eutelsat has accused the Iranian state of jamming its satellites. The operator issued a statement accusing Iran of jamming two of its satellites since September 26 in a move which is “explicitly prohibited” by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations. Eutelsat is one of the largest satellite operators in the world and provides coverage to […]

Eutelsat celebrates launch of its largest ever satellite

Eutelsat Communications has announced the successful launch of the largest ever satellite ordered in Europe. The EUTELSAT KONNECT VHTS satellite was successfully launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by Arianespace using an Ariane 5 rocket that lifted off from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, at 9.45 pm Universal Time (11.45 pm CET) on […]

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