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Red Eléctrica buys 90% Hispasat stake for €949 million

Spanish electricity and telecommunications infrastructure firm, Red Eléctrica Corporación, has agreed to buy Abertis’ 89.68% stake in satellite operator Hispasat for €949 million. The deal was agreed by Red Eléctrica subsidiary Red Eléctrica Sistemas de Telecomunicaciones (RESTEL) and will allow the firm to expand its telecoms business into new customer segments and geographical areas. “Moreover, […]

SPI International turns to Hispasat and Media Broadcast Satellite for 4K channel

Channel provider SPI International/FilmBox has struck an agreement with media services provider Media Broadcast Satellite and Spanish satellite operator Hispasat to broadcast the FunBox UHD channel to the EMEA region from Hispasat’s H30W-5 satellite. The five-year deal will see the channel, which provides content about nature, travel and adventure, art music, culture and lifestyle in […]

Hispasat targets push VOD with Quadrille

Hispasat, the Spanish satellite-based telecommunications operator, and Quadrille, the software provider and supplier of solutions for contend and OTT channels delivery via satellite, are introducing today a new solution for non-linear satellite-managed services, or Push VOD, at IBC. The solution allows on demand video content to be distribute via satellite without the need of internet […]

Eutelsat completes €302 million sale of Hispasat stake

Eutelsat has completed the sale of its 33.69% stake in Spanish satellite operator, Hispasat, to Abertis for €302 million. Eutelsat said that the divestment of its Hispasat stake is in line with its strategy of rationalising its portfolio of assets in order to maximise cash generation. The deal was completed following its recent approval by […]

Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 satellite successfully launched

Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 satellite has entered orbit after successfully launching on an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton rocket. The satellite was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 1.23am today local time, and separated into orbit roughly nine hours and 12 minutes after lift-off. Amazonas 5 will be located at 61° West and provide TV […]

Hispasat prepares for September Amazonas 5 launch

Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 satellite has arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ahead of it’s planned launch next month. The satellite arrived aboard an Antonov cargo jet and is due to launch on an ILS Proton Breeze M launch vehicle in September. Amazonas 5 will be located at 61°West and will provide video, internet and other […]

RTVE, Hispasat plan Spain’s first live 4K HDR broadcast

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and satellite operator Hispasat plan to make Spain’s first live TV broadcast using 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology this week. RTVE and Hispasat will collaborate to broadcast the Solemn Changing of the Royal Guard from the Royal Palace in Madrid on 5 July at 12:00pm. Viewers with 4K HDR TV […]

Eutelsat agrees €302m Hispasat stake sale

Eutelsat has agreed to sell its 33.69% stake in Hispasat to Abertis for €302 million. The agreement follows the initiation of the process in July 2016 when Eutelsat exercised the put option granted in 2008 by Abertis, Hispasat’s majority shareholder. The €302 million price marks a 7.1-times EBITDA multiple based on Hispasat’s 2016 results. “The […]

Hispasat successfully lofts next-generation satellite

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has successfully launched its Hispasat 36W-1 satellite on board a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana. Hispasat 36W-1, the operator’s 10th satellite, will provide coverage for South America and Europe, including the Canary Islands. It has a 15-year lifespan and will offer video contribution and cellular backhaul services, as well as enterprise […]

Hispasat unveils next-generation satellite for 36° West

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has unveiled its latest geostationary craft, Hispasat 36W-1, which has been developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency and will be launched into orbit this month. The satellite, which will be launched via a Soyuz vehicle from the European Spaceport in French Guiana on January 27, includes 20 Ku-band transponders […]

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