Intelsat


Eutelsat joins SES and Intelsat in US C-band initiative

Satellite operators Eutelsat has teamed up with SES and to make a “market-based proposal” for the use of the lower C-band spectrum in the US. Eutelsat has agreed to joint the initiative initially proposed by Intelsat, Intel and SES to protect the quality and reliability of satellite operators using the C-band spectrum to serve broadcasters, […]

Intelsat strikes new deal with Telenor for 1° West

Satellite operators Intelsat and Telenor Satellite have agreed to extend their partnership at the 1° West orbital slot. Intelsat has taken additional capacity on the Thor 5 and Thor 7 satellites, providing it with space to grow its DTH business in central and eastern Europe. Intelsat said that the agreement would enable it to support […]

Intelsat sees opportunity in OTT TV with hybrid delivery

Continued growth from emerging markets, including from platforms targeting the diaspora market, and the emergence of linear OTT services can provide opportunities for satellite operators to continue to stay relevant in the video business despite an overall trend towards IP delivery and away from broadcast, according to Rob Cerbone, VP and general manager of media […]

Intelsat reports Q4 loss of US$90m

Intelsat reported revenue of US$538.1 million, adjusted EBITDA of US$416 million and a net loss of US$90.0 million in its fourth quarter.   Announcing the results, Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler said that the revenue and adjusted EBITDA figures were in line with the company’s 2017 annual guidance. “In delivering on our expectation for Adjusted EBITDA for the year, […]

SES and Intelsat move to protect C-band with joint plan

Satellite operators SES and Intelsat have teamed up to propose the joint use of C-band capacity by satellite and terrestrial mobile operators in the US to the FCC. The operators want to the array of established satellite services in the 3700-4200 MHz C-band downlink spectrum while opening a specified portion of that spectrum for terrestrial […]

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 […]