Eutelsat


Eutelsat CEO joins Netflix board

Netflix has added Eutelsat CEO Rodolphe Belmer to its board, in a move it said would expand the breadth of the company’s global and entertainment experience. Belmer has been chief executive of satellite operator Eutelsat since March 2016, prior to which he spent many years at Canal+ Group – joining in 2001 and becoming head […]

Eutelsat expands 7/8° West HD channel line-up

Eutelsat has grown the number of free-to-air HD channels it broadcasts in the 7/8° West video neighbourhood, which covers the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), by 44% year-on-year. Announcing the stats to coincide with the CABSAT Dubai trade show, Eutelsat said that as of this month it is now broadcasting more than 110 free-to-air […]

Tricolor TV launches mobile TV offering Territora Tricolor

Russian TV operator Tricolor TV has partnered with Eutelsat to launch a satellite-powered out-of-home mobile TV offering called Territoria Tricolor. The service lets viewers in hotels, airports, railway stations and other public places gain free WiFi access to TV channels on their mobile devices without consuming their mobile data allowance. The service is also available […]

Eutelsat names former Sky exec as TV and video chief

Satellite operator Eutelsat has named former Sky and Deutsche Telekom executive Gerry O’Sullivan as EVP, global TV and video. O’Sullivan will be tasked with driving Eutelsat’s product development strategy. Video still accounts for 65% of Eutelsat’s business. O’Sullivan held senior roles including director of strategic product management at Sky from 2000 to 2010, where he […]

Satellite reception in MENA continues to grow

Homes with satellite TV reception in the Middle East and North Africa have increased by 7% over the last year to number 59 million, according to research by satellite operator Eutelsat. According to Eutelsat’s survey on TV trends in MENA, satellite TV reception in the region has continued to increase its market-share compared to terrestrial […]

Eutelsat appoints new board members

Eutelsat has approved the appointment of four new board directors at its shareholders’ meeting, as former CEO Michel de Rosen’s term as chairman of the board ended. Former Lagardère Group executive and existing Eutelsat board member, Dominique D’Hinnin, was named as the new chairman of the Eutelsat board. The other three other appointments were: Technicolor […]

Eutelsat hit by prior year comparison, but core business stable

Satellite operator Eutelsat saw its Q1 revenues drop by 9.3% on a reported basis and 6.7% on a constant currency basis to €349 million, hit by the absence this year of fees for technical and engineering services to a third-party operator. Underlying video revenues were down 0.8% to €223.3 million. Revenues from broadcast were up […]

Eurochannel goes HD with Eutelsat

Eurochannel is upgrading from Standard to High Definition (HD) in partnership with Eutelsat, it announced at MIPCOM. Eurochannel, which has been a Eutelsat customer for five years, will expand its capacity on the Eutelsat 16A satellite to launch its HD version for European viewers. Eurochannel is a TV station dedicated to European culture and broadcasts […]

Eutelsat acquires Noorsat to build position in Middle East

Satellite operator Eutelsat has acquired Middle East satellite service provider Noorsat from Bahrain’s Orbit Holding Group for US$75 million (€63 million) on a cash and debt-free basis. Noorsat, which was created in 2004, is already the primary distributor of Eutelsat capacity in the Middle east, providing services for over 300 channels almost exclusively delivered from […]

Eutelsat and V-Nova partner on HD video contribution solution

Eutelsat and V-Nova are set to unveil a new satellite-delivered, studio-quality HD contribution solution at IBC this year. The solution is designed to provide an alternative to fibre in terms of quality and bandwidth-efficiency, and uses V-Nova’s Perseus Pro technology to replicate fibre-based video contribution links – but with satellite delivery. The compression enables 80 […]

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