Eutelsat


Eutelsat secures first deal for Cirrus

Satellite operator Eutelsat has secured its first customer for the recently launched Eutelsat Cirrus delivery solution, in the shape of video distributor Mondo Globo/MCNC.  Telearabial Pro, Mondo Globo’s new TV platform of Arabic-language SD channels, is targeted at the European hospitality sector and comprises six premium Arabic lifestyle and entertainment channels, including three MBC Group […]

Eutelsat signs deal with Afghanistan Broadcasting System

Eutelsat has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract with Afghanistan Broadcasting System (ABS) to provide video capacity via its Eutelsat 53A satellite. ABS will use Eutelsat 53A’s Ku-band resources over Central Asia to provide nationwide coverage for its new DTH platform, Oqaab HD+. The capacity will also enable ABS to extend its DTT network from Kabul […]

Eutelsat wins Ethiopian contracts

Satellite operator Eutelsat has signed new multi-year contracts with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation and the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters for video capacity on its Eutelsat 8 West B satellite, representing an increase in resources contracted. According to Eutelsat, both media groups will enjoy nationwide coverage for their free-to-air DTH platforms, representing a total of 30 […]

BeIN Media switches to Eutelsat

Qatar-based pay TV provider BeIN Media is migrating its satellite transponder capacity from Egypt’s Nilesat over to Eutelsat’s position at 8° West. The pay TV broadcaster said that the move was part of its commitment to providing its viewers with the best possible technology and uninterrupted coverage in satellite TV broadcasting. BeIN Media is dual-illuminating […]

NHK taps Eutelsat for ‘world first’ 8K network

Japanese broadcaster NHK has partnered with satellite operator Eutelsat Communications to launch what the pair claim to be the world’s first 8K network; BS8K. The initial live broadcast of the channel took place on December 2 from the Vatican with images transmitted to Tokyo via the Eutelsat 12 West B satellite via a mobile uplink provided […]

Eutelsat orders Hotbird replacement satellites

Satellite operator Eutelsat has ordered two new satellites from Airbus Defence and Space to replace the three existing Hotbird satellites at its 13° East flagship neighbourhood. The new all-electric high-power satellites are set to enter into service in 2022, serving Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Eutelsat said the satellites would deliver improved performances […]

Eutelsat claims top spot in key West African markets

Eutelsat has claimed the status of satellite market leader in the west African markets of Nigeria, Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire after a Nielsen study of TV reception in these markets showed the operator had a leading share of the DTH installed base in Cóte d’Ivoire, a majority share of the DTH base in Cameroon and […]

Eutelsat looks to telcos’ expanding TV reach after disappointing Q1

Satellite operator Eutelsat turned in disappointing first quarter results, with total revenues slipping by 2.7% year-on-year to €335.1 million, and was forced to cut its full-year revenue target after failing to secure a US government contract renewal. The core video business, which accounts for two thirds of the operator’s revenues, was down 1.7% to €217.2 […]

4KUNIVERSE channel to launch across EMEA

4KUNIVERSE, a 4K, high dynamic range (HDR) general entertainment channel, is due to launch over Europe, the Middle East and Africa after agreeing a deal with Eutelsat. The channel is due to launch on Eutelsat’s Hotbird video neighbourhood on November 1 and will be capable of reaching cable and IPTV networks. 4KUNIVERSE will air original […]

Eutelsat appoints Technicolor exec as chief innovation officer

Eutelsat has appointed former Technicolor executive, Gary Donnan, as chief innovation officer. Reporting to CEO Rodolphe Belmer, Donnan will be tasked with defining Eutelsat’s innovation roadmap and developing innovation initiatives across the group. He will also focus on creating stronger links with innovative companies in order to step up the roll-out of emerging technologies at […]