Intelsat


France 24’s new Spanish-language channel to launch on Intelsat

France 24’s new Spanish-language HD news channel is to launch on Intelsat’s prime Latin American orbital position through an agreement with media services provider Globecast. Intelsat has renewed an agreement with Globecast to distribute two existing France 24 channels in addition to the new Spanish channel. Globecast will distribute three channels – English, French and […]

Arianespace sets new date for Intelsat and BSAT craft

Arianespace’s delayed launch of the Intelsat 37e and BSAT-4a satellites has been rescheduled for September 29. The lofting of the two satellites had originally been scheduled for September 5 but was cancelled at the last moment after an anomaly was observed with an electrical equipment in one of the Ariane 5 launcher’s two solid-propellants boosters […]

Intelsat ups Middle East EpicNG distribution with Etisalat

Intelsat is working with with Middle East and African telco, Etisalat, to expand the distribution of its Intelsat EpicNG services in the Middle East region. Under a multiyear expansion, Etisalat will upgrade its network to deliver higher performance to customers in the region using the Intelsat 33e high-throughput satellite. At the same time Intelsat will […]

Intelsat and BSAT launches cancelled after last-minute anomaly

The launch of Arianespace’s VA239 flight, carrying Intelsat 37e and Japan’s BSAT-4a, has been cancelled in its final seconds on the launchpad after an anomaly was detected on the launcher. Arianespace said that as the Vulcain cryogenic main stage engine was being ignited, the checkout process detected an anomaly on the launcher, interrupting the final […]

Intelsat to launch 37e satellite next week

Intelsat is due to launch its fifth EpicNG high throughput satellite, Intelsat 37e, from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, next week. Intelsat 37e is due to be launched by Arianespace on an Ariane 5 launch vehicle on September 5, 2017 at 5:51 pm eastern daylight time. Intelsat’s C, Ku- and Ka-bands will […]

Intelsat turns in improved performance

Satellite operator Intelsat saw its second quarter revenues drop by about 1.6% year-on-year to US$533.2 million (€457.2 million). However EBITDA edged up from US$404 million to US$407.3 million, and the company turned in a net loss of US$24 million against a loss of US$116 million for the same period last year. While network services declined […]

Intelsat adopts new structure and hires TWC exec for media

Intelsat has reorganised its management team with a new structure based on its three core business areas, and three new leadership appointments covering broadband, mobility and media businesses respectively. The media business will be led by Robert Cerbone, who is joining the company from Time Warner Cable, where he most recently served as vie-president and […]

Intelsat 35e successfully launched

Intelsat’s newest satellite, Intelsat 35e, has successfully launched after two false starts earlier this week. Intelsat 35e launched last night aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It separated from the rocket’s upper stage 32 minutes after launch and Intelsat said that signal acquisition has been confirmed. “The successful launch of […]

Intelsat 35e launch scrapped for second time in two days

The launch of Intelsat’s new satellite, Intelsat 35e, has been aborted at the last moment for the second time in two days. Yesterday’s launch from Cape Canaveral on a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle was halted 10 seconds before the planned take-off time, prior to rocket ignition. SpaceX attributed the stand-down to “a violation of […]

Intelsat targets East Africa with new Kenya office

Intelsat has opened a new sales office in Nairobi, Kenya, in a bid to up its support for the telecoms and media sectors in East Africa. The satellite operator said the office will enhance its responsiveness to customers, communications services and media companies operating in the East Africa region. “Our decision to open an office […]