Eutelsat’s latest satellite launches successfully

Satellite operator Eutelsat’s latest craft, Eutelsat 5 West B, has been successfully launched into super-synchronous transfer orbit by International Launch Services using a Proton Breeze M rocket that lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 15.17 local time yesterday. Following manoeuvres and in-orbit tests, Eutelsat 5 West B will be positioned at 5° West at […]

Media Distillery signs Eutelsat up for new global cloud AI platform

Artificial intelligence specialist Media Distillery has launched a global cloud-based AI platform aimed at delivering  an enhanced on-demand experience on a large scale to broadcasters and TV operators, with Eutelsat as its first customer. Media Distillery’s AI technology uses the company’s Deep Content Understanding technology to analyse audiovisual content in real-time at scale to provide […]

Eutelsat quits C-band Alliance

Satellite operator Eutelsat has quit the C-Band Alliance, the organisation set up to oversee the clearing and repurposing of C-band spectrum to make a portion of this band available for 5G services in the US. Eutelsat said it still wished to take a direct active part in the discussions on C-band clearing and repurposing. Tensions have […]

Globecast and Eutelsat launch new Hotbird platform with Deutsche Welle as first customer

International distribution firm Globecast has announced an extension of its partnership with Eutelsat Communications on the creation of a new Hotbird platform. Globecast says that the new platform is designed to “satisfy the growing move from SD to HD in the market”. “We’ve seen increasing demand for capacity across Europe from west to east as […]

Eutelsat core video business holding up as revenues fall

Satellite operator Eutelsat followed the overall industry trend in the year to June by reporting declining revenues and EBITDA, but its core video business showed signs of resilience. Eutelsat posted sales of €1.321 billion for the full year, down 5%. EBITDA was down 4.3% to €1.032 billion. While the top line undershot the objectives set […]

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 […]