Fashion One launches on KabelKiosk

Fashion, entertainment and lifestyle channel Fashion One has launched on the Eutelsat KabelKiosk platform in Germany. Under the deal, Fashion One will be available in high definition to cable networks in the KabelKiosk digital television platform provided by Eutelsat Germany from today. Fashion One also plans to expand its distribution to platforms in Austria, Switzerland, […]

Eutelsat 21B enters commercial service

Eutelsat has announced the full entry into commercial service of its new Eutelsat 21B satellite at 21.5° East. The transfer of all traffic from the Eutelsat 21A satellite was carried out overnight by Eutelsat’s control centre. The new satellite offers increased bandwidth, with 40 Ku-band transponders compared with 29 on Eutelsay 21A. Eutelsat 21A will […]

Eutelsat TV Awards winners named in Venice

The winners of the Eutelsat TV Awards were unveiled at an event in Venice on Friday. Over 120 channels from 19 countries took part in the competition. Canal Plus’s Polish kids channel Teletoon Plus won the Children’s category, while under-pressure independent Russian investigative and documentary channel Top Secret took the award in the Culture/Documentaries category, […]

Fransat to carry six HD DTT channels

Eutelsat’s free-to-air DTH platform for the French market, Fransat, is adding six new HD channels next month. From December 12, Fransat customers will be able to view free-to-air channels Chérie 25, HD1, L’Équipe 21, Numéro 23, RMC Découverte and 6ter. The channels are also launching on France’s DTT network on December 22 but will initially […]

Eutelsat 21B makes successful launch

Satellite operator Eutelsat has confirmed the successful launch of 21B. The satellite launched at 21:05 GMT from Kourou, French Guiana. It is expected to enter commercial service in mid-December. The 40-transponder Ku-band satellite will occupy the 21.5° East orbital position, expanding capacity at this location by more than 50%. The satellite will replace Eutelsat 21A,which […]

Eutelsat names two new board members

Satellite operator Eutelsat has appointed Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun and Elisabetta Oliveri as independent directors. Chaqroun, a Moroccan national, is CEO of Les Eaux Minérales d’Oulmès, part of Holmarcom Group, of which she is also a board member and a board member of Bank Al Maghrib, the National Central and Reserve Bank of Morocco. She heads […]

Eurochannel embarks on European expansion

European film channel Eurochannel has selected Eutelsat’s 16A satellite to support a pan-European expansion strategy. The channel has signed a five-year contract with Eutelsat for capacity and services that will enable it to deliver a number of new language versions, starting with a Serbian version offered by telco Telekom Srbija. Eurochannel broadcasts to 30 countries, […]

Eutelsat to lease future RSCC capacity

Russian satellite operator RSCC and Eutelsat have announced an agreement that will see Eutelsat lease capacity for broadcasting and IP services on two RSCC satellites to be launched in 2013 and 2015. The contracts for Eutelsat’s two 15-year leases are valued at approximately €300 million. Sate-owned RSCC’s satellite expansion plans include Express-AT2 that will be […]

Eutelsat sees Middle East and Africa boost

Increased satellite capacity and growth in the Middle East and Africa helped Eutelsat report strong first quarter results. The satellite operator saw revenue from video applications increase by 9.1% in the three months ending September 30, which helped overall revenues rise by 6.5% to €314.4 million. Eutelsat saw strong growth in the Middle East and […]

Eutelsat shareholders to vote on board members

Satellite operator Eutelsat will invite shareholders to vote for the appointment of two new board members during next month’s AGM. They are Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun, who is a director of the of the Holmarcom Group and CEO of its largest subsidiary, Les Eaux Minérales d’Oulmès, which specialised in water and bottling, and Elisabetta Oliveri. Oliveri […]

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