Satellite


Eutelsat orders Hotbird replacement satellites

Satellite operator Eutelsat has ordered two new satellites from Airbus Defence and Space to replace the three existing Hotbird satellites at its 13° East flagship neighbourhood. The new all-electric high-power satellites are set to enter into service in 2022, serving Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Eutelsat said the satellites would deliver improved performances […]

Es’hail-2 gets ready for launch

Qatar-based satellite operator Es’hailSat’s new satellite, Es’hail-2, has arrived atht eSpaceX launch facility in Florida in prepration for launch on November 15. The satellite is now undergoing final preparation at the SpaceX launch facility for launch on board a Falcon 9 rocket. The Mitsubishi Electric Company-build craft offers Ku-band capacity for the 25.5° East/26° East […]

Spacecom creates division to target new business opportunities

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has created a ‘vertical solutions division’ to target service providers as well as mobile operators, government programmes and other commercial groups operating in the data, mobile, and video markets. Spacecom says that its new division provides value to customers by enabling them to reach a broader range of new business opportunities as […]

Eutelsat looks to telcos’ expanding TV reach after disappointing Q1

Satellite operator Eutelsat turned in disappointing first quarter results, with total revenues slipping by 2.7% year-on-year to €335.1 million, and was forced to cut its full-year revenue target after failing to secure a US government contract renewal. The core video business, which accounts for two thirds of the operator’s revenues, was down 1.7% to €217.2 […]

Non-GEO satellites could disrupt whole market, says NSR

Non-geostationary satellites will dominate the supply of satellite capacity over the next decade but will only contribute one sixth of satellite communications revenue, raising questions over the profitability of non-GEO initiatives, according to Northern Sky Research (NSR). According to NSR’s Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 15th edition report, Non-GEO satellite annual capacity revenues will […]

Talia launches uplink platform on Arabsat at 26° East

Talia, a communication platform provider serving the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas, has completed and deployed a new uplink platform, ready to host HD and SD channels with secured transmission on the Arabsat Badr-7 satellite at the 26° East position. Arabsat said that thanks to its satellite technology, customers will benefit from secure […]

Eutelsat unveils hybrid satellite-OTT solution Cirrus

Eutelsat has unveiled a hybrid satellite-OTT delivery solution called Cirrus, which is designed to let broadcasters offer a seamless content experience across multiple screens. Eutelsat said Cirrus will provide a content delivery solution via satellite and OTT to operators seeking to launch or upgrade their service – offering the benefits of quickly deployed video services, […]

Leichtman: US pay TV losses slow in Q2

The largest pay TV providers in the US – representing about 95% of the market – lost 415,000 net video subscribers in the second quarter, marking their lowest combined Q2 loss since 2014. This is according to Leichtman Research, which said the subscriber losses incurred by the US operators this year compared to a larger […]

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, […]

WBU warns of threats to C-band

The World Broadcast Union (WBU) has warned that continued access to the C-band by broadcasters is under increasing threat from terrestrial and mobile services licensed to operate on adjacent frequencies. Broadcasters are reporting interference of such services with the fragile signals received from geostationary satellites, according to the organisation. The WBU, whose membership includes European public broadcasters organisation the EBU, has […]

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