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 […]

Eutelsat signs triple-play deal with Greek pay TV operator

Forthnet Group has signed a deal with Eutelsat that will see it bundle the satellite operator’s broadband service with its Greek pay TV platform Nova. Eutelsat said its broadband affiliate Skylogic had signed a five year distribution agreement enabling Forthnet to market the Tooway broadband service across Greece and Cyrpus. The deal also ensures future […]

OTE moves forward with plans for satellite TV service

Greek telco OTE is moving forward with plans to launch a new pay TV offering via satellite in September, according to local reports. The new Conn-X satellite TV offering will be cheaper than the existing satellite offering from rival Nova, currently available on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite position at 13° East. The OTE Conn-X bouquet […]

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