Eutelsat invests €10 million in Broadpeak

Eutelsat has announced a €10 million investment in video content delivery solutions provider Broadpeak. Broadpeak is a supplier of CDN technologies optimising the delivery of video content over terrestrial and satellite networks. Eutelsat’s investment in Broadpeak is the company’s latest step in its strategy to integrate satellite into the Internet Protocol (IP) ecosystem, following the […]

Eutelsat makes key senior management changes

Satellite operator Eutelsat has made a number of changes to its executive committee effective as of July 1, including the appointment of Philippe Oliva, currently vice-president, sales and products, to succeed Michel Azibert as chief commercial officer. In this role, Oliva will be responsible for defining and supervising the commercial policy, as well as generating revenue […]

Eutelsat 7C takes off

Satellite operator Eutelsat has successfully lofted its latest craft, Eutelsat 7C, into space. The satellite was launched from Kourou, French Guiana by an Ariane 5 rocket on Friday.  Manufactured by Maxar Technologies, the 3.4 tonne high-power broadcast satellite which will serve markets across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Turkey, through 49 36MHz equivalent Ku-band […]

Eutelsat sees revenues rise as broadcast holds steady

Satellite operator Eutelsat saw its overall revenues rise by 0.7% in its fiscal Q3 to €337 million, thanks to what it said was “strong resilience” in the broadcast market . Video service sales were flat year-on-year at €215.4 million, while fixed data sales dropped by 7.3% to €30.4 million and fixed broadband sales were down […]

Eutelsat chooses infrastructure partners for Konnect

Satellite operator Eutelsat has chosen ground infrastructure providers to operate its future Konnect satellite and associated broadband services: General Dynamics Satcom Technologies has been selected to offer and deploy seven antennas, while Hughes Network Systems will provide its Jupiter ground network system. With 75Gbps of capacity, Konnect is described by Eutelsat as a new generation […]

Berenberg: Eutelsat’s stock undervalued despite lack of growth

Satellite operator Eutelsat’s stock is undervalued despite a lack of growth potential, particularly in relation to its core video business, according to an analysis by Berenberg. According to Berenberg’s analysts, Eutelsat has different “geographical and application exposure” than struggling peers Intelsat, and SES and its focus on cash-flow generation is “a key differentiator” for investors. […]

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 […]