Solid quarter for Eutelsat

Satellite operator Eutelsat reported another solid set of quarterly results, with revenues up 3.4% year-on-year to €295.4 million. Video applications remains the largest sector in terms of revenues, contributing revenues of €198.2 million in the first quarter 2012, up 1.4%. The number of TV channels broadcast across Eutelsat’s fleet continued to increase, reaching a total […]

MBC to launch raft of HD channels

Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC Group is to launch a raft of high definition channels across the Middle East and North Africa after it struck a deal with satellite services operator Eutelsat. The announcement was made at Informa Telecoms and Media’s Digital TV Middle East event. MBC, which is based in Dubai, is planning to launch […]

Atlantic Bird 7 enters service

Eutelsat Atlantic Bird 7 satellite has entered commercial operation one month after its launch to the 7° West orbital position.   The satellite operator said transfer of all television channels onto Atlantic Bird 7 from Atlantic Bird 4A was completed on October 23. Over 400 TV channels are now broadcasting via Atlantic Bird 7 into […]

Eutelsat appoints French MOD man as international affairs director

Eutelsat has appointed Jean-François Bureau as director of institutional and international affairs. He joins the satellite operator from France’s Ministry of Defence where he was most recently a general controller. Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO, said: “Jean-François Bureau’s extensive experience of institutional affairs in Europe and internationally, together with his analysis and insight will be […]

Eutelsat board proposes Folz to succeed Berretta as chairman

The board of satellite operator Eutelsat have nominated Jean-Martin Folz to be appointed as chairman. Eutelsat’s board of directors unanimously decided to propose to shareholders at the general assembly on November 8 to nominate Folz as a board member. If elected, he will be appointed as chairman to succeed Giuliano Berretta. Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat […]

Eutelsat’s W3C successfully launches

Eutelsat has successfully launched its W3C satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in China. W3C will replace the Eurobird 6, W2M and SESAT 1 satellites at 16° East. It is carrying 56 transponders and will provide a high-power footprint optimised for DTH broadcasting in central Europe; high-power coverage over Indian Ocean to support the […]

Eutelsat to expand 9° East position

Satellite operator Eutelsat has ordered a new satellite to expand its position at 9° East, targeting emerging video markets across Europe. The new satellite, Eutelsat 9B, has been ordered from Astrium and will be launched at the end of 2014. Eutelsat’s 9° East position is currently occupied by the 38-transponder Eurobird 9A satellite, broadcasting  320 […]

Eutelsat’s Atlantic Bird 7 in successful launch

Eutelsat’s Atlantic Bird 7 satellite has successfully launched from international waters in the Pacific Ocean. The satellite launched on September 24 at 20:18 GMT. It will be deployed at 7° West where it will deliver Arab and international channels into almost 30 million satellite homes across North Africa and the Middle East. Eutelsat operates at […]

Eutelsat renews RSCC deal for satellite control

Satellite operators Eutelsat and RSCC have extended a deal that will see the latter provide services to control Eutelsat’s satellites. RSCC manages satellite control activities for Eutelsat from its Dubna Satellite Communications Center near Moscow. The new five-year contract, which will take effect in September 2012, was signed by Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO, and […]

Eutelsat to showcase satellite VOD, HbbTV and Ka-Sat

Satellite operator Eutelsat will use IBC to showcase new satellite video-on-demand services, interactive HbbTV applications and new applications on its Ka-Sat satellite. In advance of the upcoming launch of satellite-delivered VOD, Eutelsat will showcase new solutions at IBC designed to complement the linear offer of channels broadcast on the Fransat platform. Fransat broadcasts DTT channels […]