Beeline Kazakhstan taps Kaltura for new TV offering

Veon/Beeline Kazakhstan has tapped technology provider Kaltura’s cloud TV platform to deliver its newly-launched TV service, TV Internet Doma. Beeline Kazakhstan is using the Kaltura TV platform technology to replace a legacy pay TV service and to reach more devices and customers, according to Kaltura. Beeline Kazakhstan customers can now access premium live channels and a […]

Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 satellite successfully launched

Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 satellite has entered orbit after successfully launching on an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton rocket. The satellite was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 1.23am today local time, and separated into orbit roughly nine hours and 12 minutes after lift-off. Amazonas 5 will be located at 61° West and provide TV […]

Hispasat prepares for September Amazonas 5 launch

Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 satellite has arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ahead of it’s planned launch next month. The satellite arrived aboard an Antonov cargo jet and is due to launch on an ILS Proton Breeze M launch vehicle in September. Amazonas 5 will be located at 61°West and will provide video, internet and other […]

Eutelsat 9B successfully launched

Eutelsat successfully launched its new Eutelsat 9B satellite over the weekend from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The satellite launched into geosynchronous transfer orbit on a Proton rocket, from which it separated after 9 hours and 12 minutes, according to Eutelast. As of March, the new satellite will be positioned at 9 degrees East. It […]

YouTube now localised in 85 countries

YouTube has now launched local versions of the video service in 85 countries, having added the Adriatics, Baltics, Bulgaria, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Announcing its further global push, YouTube said that more than 80% of YouTube’s billions of views each day now come from people watching in countries outside the US. “We want to […]

Astra 2E en route for Baikonur

SES’s new Astra 2E satellite has left manufacturer Astrium’s facilities in Toulouse after completing its final integration and test process and is now en route to Baikonur, Kazakhstan in preparation for its launch on a Proton rocket.  Based on Astrium’s Eurostar E3000 platform, Astra 2E will carry Ku-and Ka-band payloads, enabling the delivery of broadcast […]

Kazakh Channel 31 strikes exclusive deal with Warner Bros

CTC Media-owned Kazakh free-to-air channel Channel 31 has signed a multi-year output deal with Warner Bros International Television Distribution. Under the deal, described as the first time an exclusive output deal has been struck in Kazakhstan, Channel 31 will secure rights to broadcast a range of films and TV series from Warner Bros including The […]

Raduga TV puts Kazakh card activations on hold

Russian satellite pay TV operator Raduga TV has put the commericalisation of its service in Kazakhstan on hold until next year until the launch of the ABS-2 satellite. Raduga TV offers a pay TV package via the ABS-1 satellite at 75° East. However, the operator has ceased activation of new smartcards in Kazakhstan due to […]

CTC launching international channel in Kazakhstan

Russian broadcaster CTC Media will launch the international version of its main channel in Kazakhstan after striking a deal with Central Asia Media Distribution. CTC International will initially launch on pay TV platforms Digital TV and Icon TV and will then roll out to ID TV; the Kazakhstani distributor is also in negotiations with other […]