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 […]

Eutelsat starts Hispasat sale process

Eutelsat has initiated the process of divesting its 33.69% stake in Spanish satellite operator Hispasat. In a statement, Eutelsat said it is exercising a put option granted in 2008 by Hispasat’s majority shareholder, the Abertis Group. “Under the terms of the put option agreement, the value of the Hispasat stake will be determined by an […]

Portugal Telecom launches 4K Ultra HD box

Portugal Telecom has launched a new 4K Ultra HD set-top box and has unveiled plans to offer a wide range of 4K sport content as well as other 4K channels and on-demand content. The Altice-owned operator, which provides services under the Meo brand, has launched the MEOBox4K, enabling its fibre cutomers to view a range […]

Hispasat redesignates satellites

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat is renaming its satellites to establish a more logical system of designation based on location and order of arrival in that slot. Satellites that changes position will be redesignated according to their new slot. The change means that Hispasat 1C will become Hispasat 84W-1, while the two satellites at 30° West, […]

Hispasat posts solid results

Satellite operator Hispasat has posted strong full-year results, driven by growth in Latin America. The Spain-based operator posted revenues of €219.6 million for the year, up 8.7%, and EBITDA of €178.9 million, up 10.6%, with an operating margin of 81.5%. Hispasat invested €245 million in 2015, up 56.5%, with money going towards its AG1, Amazonas […]

NOS launches trial Ultra HD channels

Portuguese pay TV operator NOS has launched two trial Ultra High Definition channels in partnership with Thomson Video Networks. NOS has launched its own NOS UHD 4K service as satellite operator Hispasat’s 4K channel, using the the HEVC compression capabilities of Thomson’s ViBE VS7000 encoding and transcoding platform. The NOS 4K channel is designed to […]

Hispasat selects ILS and SpaceX for 2017 satellite launches

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has signed deals with launch service providers ILS and SpaceX to put its Amazonas 5 and Hispasat 1F satellites into orbit. Both satellites will launch in 2017, with Hispasat claiming that they mark “an important step for Hispasat Group” in its strategy for growth and expansion – which started with the […]

Hispasat signs with ILS and SpaceX for launch services

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has signed up with ILS and SpaceX to launch its forthcoming Amazonas 5 and Hispasat 1F satellites, which will go into orbit in 2017. The agreement marks the first time Hispasat will work with SpaceX and its Falcon 9 rocket. Hispasat 1F will be located at the 30 deg. West orbital […]

Hispasat claims global first with HDR broadcast

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has begun broadcasting a second-generation UHD TV test service incorporating HDR content. Hispasat says it is the first satellite service globally to broadcast in the Dolby Vision HDR format. The new permanent service is now available through the European beams of Hispasat 1E, and has been launched in collaboration with Cellnex […]

Industry players formalise SAT>IP grouping

Six satellite operators and manufacturers have teamed up to form the SAT>IP Alliance, building on an information coalition that was created last year to develop compatible hardware and software for the SAT>IP technology to convert and deliver satellite signals around the home via IP. The grouping comprises SES, Hispasat, Panasonic, Nagra, ALi Corporation and MaxLinear. […]