Eutelsat announces Balkan deals

Service provider Serbia Broadband (SBB) is launching triple-play services with satellite operator Eutelsat. The company is partnering with Eutelsat’s Skylogic affiliate to offer the Tooway satellite broadband service in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Croatia and Montenegro. It will bundle broadband services with its Total TV platform, delivered by the Eutelsat 16A satellite. Speaking […]

China Investment Corporation buys 7% Eutelsat stake

Albertis, the Spanish infrastructure company, has sold a 7% stake in satellite operator Eutelsat to China Investment Corporation for €385 million. Albertis acquired its stake in Eutelsat in 2006 in a deal valued at €1 billion. Last January, it sold a 16% stake in the operator in a private placement among qualified investors. The company […]

Eutelsat’s GE-23 acquisition to boost Asia Pacific coverage

Eutelsat is strengthening its activities in the Asia Pacific region with the acquisition of GE Capital’s GE-23 satellite for US$228 million (€180 million). GE-23 was launched in December 2005 and has an expected useful life of 15 years. From its location in geostationary orbit at 172°E, the satellite offers coverage over the Asia-Pacific region via […]

Gulfsat boosts DTH capacity with Eutelsat deal

Middle eastern satellite services operator Gulfsat has signed a new deal for capacity on Eutelsat’s Eutelsat 8 West A satellite, located at 8° East. Gulfsat currently broadcasts more than 40 TV channels from Eutelsat 8 West A, including MBC Group’s Al Arabiya news channel and Al Arabiya Al Hadath. This will be the fourth transponder […]

Arqiva takes additional Eutelsat capacity

Broadcast services provider Arqiva has leased additional capacity from Eutelsat’s 7A satellite to meet growing demand for video services in Europe and the Middle East. Under the new agreement, Arqiva has taken an additional 36MHz transponder of capacity on Eutelsat 7A, which provides coverage of Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Middle East. Barrie Woolston, commercial […]

Eutelsat signs Optimus for Ka-Sat service

Satellite operator Eutelsat’s Skylogic subsidiary has signed a distribution agreement with Portuguese telco Optimus to deliver IP services to business customers via Eutelsat’s Ka-Sat satellite. Optimus’s new range of services will be commercialised under the Net Sat On brand. Optimus aims to bring IP access to business, local administrations and home offices across  Portugal, notably […]

Eutelsat posts strong video growth

Satellite operator Eutelsat has posted revenues of €308.7 million for its fiscal third quarter, up 4.9% at constant exchange rates, with video business up by 6.3%. Eutelsat’s order book now stands at €5.36 billion, the company said. The company expects revenues for the 2011-12 financial year to amount of about €1.22 billion with EBITDA of […]

Eutelsat strikes Hungarian deal for Ka-Sat

Eutelsat has struck a deal to make its Ka-Sat-delivered broadband service available in Hungary. The satellite operator’s Skylogic subsidiary struck a deal with Hungarian distributor RG Networks, which is marketing Ka-Sat services under the vanNET brand in the country.

Irish Saorsat TV service launches in Ka-band

RTÉNL, the network transmission arm of the Irish public broadcaster, has launched its planned free-to-air digital satellite service Saorsat. The service is designed to provide digital television services to the 2% of households that will not be able to receive digital terrestrial television services after the analog switch off in October. 
The service, which is […]