SES ends talks on merger with Intelsat

Satellite operator SES has announced today that discussions regarding a possible merger with rival company Intelsat have come to an end. The news comes three months after SES confirmed that the pair were engaged in talks regarding a possible merge of the two companies. The companies said that there could be no certainty that a […]

Intelsat to extend life of four satellites by 2027

Luxembourg-based satellite operator Intelsat has made a fourth order from Northrop Grumman Corporation’s SpaceLogistics for a Mission Extension Pod (MEP) which will extend the life of its satellites. Intelsat had previously ordered for a single MEP in April 2023 and two Mission Extension Vehicles (MEVs) already in service with Intelsat satellites. The MEP “jet pack” […]

SES confirms it is in merger talks with Intelsat

Satellite operator SES has confirmed it is in merger talks with rival Intelsat. “In response to rumours in the market, SES S.A. confirms that the company has engaged in discussions regarding a possible combination with Intelsat. At this stage, there can be no certainty that a transaction would materialise. The Board of SES remains fully committed […]

Eutelsat signs new connectivity pact with Intelsat

Satellite operator Eutelsat has signed a multi-orbit agreement with rival Intelsat to enhance connectivity solutions over Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific, including low-Earth orbit OneWeb services.  Under this new seven-year multi-million-euro capacity agreement with a progressive roll-out of assets over 2023, which will use Eutelsat’s High-throughput satellites in the Ku-band including the recently […]

Intelsat lofts two new satellites

Satellite operator Intelsat has successfully launched its new Galaxy 35 and Galaxy 36 geosynchronous orbit (GEO) communications satellites. According to Intelsat, the new craft will provide dedicated North American links to broadcasters allowing them to air live events and programmes including sports, entertainment and breaking news coverage. The Maxar-manufactured Galaxy 35 and Galaxy 36 satellites […]

Intelsat lofts Galaxy 31 and 32 satellites

Satellite operator Intelsat has launched Galaxy 31 and Galaxy 32, two new GEO satellites that are designed to ensure service continuity to Intelsat’s North American media customers.  The Maxar-manufactured Galaxy 31 and Galaxy 32 satellites launched aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Galaxy 31 will replace Galaxy 23 […]

Box Brazil launches six channels on Intelsat 14

Integrated satellite and terrestrial network Intelsat has signed a deal with Box Brazil to distribute six channels on one of its satellites. Box Brazil, the country’s largest independent group of pay TV channels and streaming platforms, will distribute the channels including Prime Box Brazil, Music Box Brazil, Travel Box Brazil, Fashion TV, Box, and Market […]

SES and Intelsat reportedly in merger talks

Satellite operators SES and Intelsat are in merger talks, according to a report in the FT. According to the paper, the pair are in talks in a move to ensure they are not left behind by industry consolidation in an environment where new entrants such as Elon Musk’s Starlink. Citing unnamed sources, the FT said […]

Intelsat launches VideoNow EPG

Satellite and terrestrial network operator Intelsat has announced the launch of a new  electronic program guide (EPG). The solution, VideoNow, is launched in conjunction with EasyBroadcast and is designed for viewers looking for free-to-air content on DTH platforms. It promises to help viewers better navigate programming while creating more value for broadcasters. VideoNow is initially […]

Intelsat creates new video neighbourhood for Brazil

Satellite operator Intelsat has announced the creation of a new video neighbourhood for Brazil cable distribution. The company has commenced the seeding of antennas at more than 200 cable headends in Brazil in cooperation with local vendor Z2Gtech. The process of seeding will provide widespread access to cable headends across Brazil, creating a new video […]

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