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 […]

Eutelsat and SES at loggerheads over UK orbital positions

Eutelsat has filed a request for arbitration against rival SES with the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris over an alleged breach of the 1999 agreement between the pair governing the use of frequencies at the closely adjacent 28.2° and 28.5° East orbital position operated by SES and Eutelsat respectively. Their satellites at these positions […]

Eutelsat orders satellite for growing Middle East and north Africa demand

Eutelsat has placed an order for a new satellite to offer enhanced broadcasting capacity for the Middle East and North Africa. Eutelsat 8 West B will be launched in 2015 to the 8° West orbital position, joining satellites already operated at the adjacent 7° West position by Eutelsat and the Egyptian satellite company, Nilesat. Eutelsat […]

Eutelsat readies 21B for launch

Eutelsat’s 21B satellite has arrived in Kourou, French Guiana, ahead of its planned launch on November 9. Lift-off is scheduled from 22:05 CET. The 40-transponder Ku-band satellite will occupy the 21.5° East position developed by Eutelsat since 1999, covering Europe, north Africa, the Middle East and central Asia. Eutelsat said the deployment will enable it […]

Eutelsat condemns Iranian jamming

Satellite operator Eutelsat has condemned the jamming of certain broadcasts from Iran. Following what Eutelsat claims to be “significant deliberate interference from Iran since October 3 of international networks, including BBC Persian, the Voice of America’s Persian service and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Radio Farda”, all of which broadcast via Eutelsat satellites, the operator has […]

Eutelsat helps Albania deliver free broadband

The Albanian government is using capacity from satellite operator Eutelsat to connect 850 post offices, schools and local government offices in rural areas to the internet. The scheme falls under the government’s Digital Age of Communications Agenda to provide free public internet access to Albanian citizens. Eutelsat’s Skylogic affiliate has teamed up with its partner […]

Eutelsat issues €300 million bonds

Satellite operator Eutelsat has successfully issued €300 million of 10-year senior unsecured bonds. The order book for the bonds reached more than €1.5 billion, which Eutelsat said demonstrating the market’s confidence in its long-term business. The bonds will be issued at 99.148% and redeemed at 100% of their principal amount. The delivery and settlement of the […]

Eutelsat acquires GE-23 satellite

France-based satellite operator Eutelsat has acquired the GE-23 satellite, including associated customer contracts and orbital rights, from GE Capital. The satellite, has been renamed Eutelsat 172A and is now part of Eutelsat’s fleet. Launched in December 2005 with expected performance for 15 years, the satellite is located 172° East, offering coverage over the Asia-Pacific region […]

Video services increase Eutelsat revenues

Sustained growth from Eutelsat’s video applications business helped the satellite operator increase full year revenues by 4.6% to €1.2 billion. Revenues from Video Applications rose 5.8% to €832.2 million. Much of the growth came from Eutelsat’s satellites located at 7° West and 16° East. 7° West broadcast 534 channels at the end of June, up 45%, while 16° East broadcast 570 channels, up 23%. Announcing […]

Eutelsat set for Olympics boost

Satellite operator Eutelsat says it expects to generate over 2,000 hours of satellite transmissions over the course of the London Olympics, with broadcasters booking capacity on four Eutelsat satellites to cover the games. More than 70 EBU Members holding rights will be able to access 12 HD multilateral signals via the Eurovision network which includes […]

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