Hispasat stays even despite Amazonas anomaly, European downturn

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat’s full year financials for 2014 stayed on an even keel despite suffering from tough economic conditions in Europe and the partial failure of the Amazonas 4A satellite launched in March, where an anomaly detected after its launch led to a significant decrease in available capacity.  Despite the Amazonas problems, Hispasat managed […]

OUTtv signs up with Hispasat for CEE distribution

Gay lifestyle channel OUTtv has signed up with Spanish satellite operator Hispasat to further its distribution to central and eastern Europe. OUTtv, which is currently available on the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden, has signed up for Hispasat’s ‘antenna seeding’ programme, whereby the satellite operator has sought to establish alliances with cable and telecom networks to […]

Hispasat chooses SSL for new satellite

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has contracted Space Systems/Loral to build its new Hispasat 1F satellite, to be located at its 30° West position. Hispasat 1F will serve as a replacement for Hispasat 1D and will give the Group additional Ku-band capacity in the Andean region and in Brazil. Hispasat 1F will expand the Group’s transatlantic […]

Hispasat and Intelsat team up for Latin American position

Satellite operators Hispasat and Intelsat have teamed up to provide better reach in the growing Latin American market. The pair have agreed to co-locate Inteslat’s Galaxy 11 and Hispasat’s Amazonas 1 satellites at the 55.5° West positon for two years. Amazonas 1 will provide both operators with new growth capacity at the position over the […]

Hispasat acquires new frequencies for Latin America

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has secured new orbital rights at the 61° West position through its Hispamar Satellites Brazilian subsidiary. Hispamar has secured rights to Ku-band frequencies at 61° West for the next 15 years. The move followed an auction whereby Hispamar placed the winning bid of US$29.5 million for frequency rights from Brazilian National […]

Hispasat investigates Amazonas 4A satellite ‘anomaly’

Hispasat has reported an anomaly in its recently launched Amazonas 4A satellite, which was moved into geostationary orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket late last month. The satellite operator said that the anomaly has been detected in its performance, related to the power subsystem. “Hispasat and Orbital, the company responsible for the satellite’s construction, are […]

Hispasat signs capacity deals for 30º West

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has extended its capacity agreement with RRSat, RTVE and FORTA for distribution of content from 30º West. The Hispasat 1E satellite, situated at this orbital slot, distributes TV and radio channels from the RRSat platform for Europe and America. Hispasat said it is launching a joint program with RRSat, aimed at […]

Astra 5B successfully launched

SES’s Astra 5B and Hispasat’s Amazonas  4A have been successfully placed in orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket, launched from Kourou on Saturday. Astra 5B is equipped with 60 active Ku- and Ka-baqnd transponders and will be positioned at the 31.5 degrees East orbital slot to deliver broadcast and broadband services to Europe and Africa. […]

Americas takes bigger share for Hispasat

The Americas now accounts for well over half of Spanish satellite operator Hispasat’s revenues, according to the company’s year-end financials. Following the launch of Amazonas 3, the first Ka-band satellite for Latin America, in 2013, the Americas now accounts for 55.6% of the operator’s total revenues of €201.4 million. Hispasat’s revenue for the year was […]

Arianespace postpones Astra 5B launch

Space launch company Arianespace has postponed the launch of the vehicle due to carry SES’s Astra 5B and Hispasat’s Amazonas 4A satellite. The launch, originally scheduled for March 7, has been postponed while Hispasat performs complementary checks on Amazonas 4A. Arianespace said a new launch date would be announced soon.