Eleven Sports agrees new deals in Belgium

Sports channel provider Eleven Sports Belgium has agreed three new partnerships for Belgian football offering.   Eleven has secured a content partnership with Flemish public service broadcaster VRT for its coverage of the Belgian Pro League. The deal will see VRT continue to broadcast its Monday evening Pro League magazine show – Extra Time –  […]

Satellite operators cut out as FCC decides on public C-Band auction

The US FCC has unveiled plans to hold a public auction of the C-band spectrum currently used by satellite operators in a move that attracted immediate criticism from the C-band Alliance (CBA), the group comprising satellite players Intelsat, SES and Telesat that had lobbied for a private sale of spectrum.  FCC chairman Ajit Pai said […]

Satellite giants partner to drive US 5G access

Leading global satellite operators Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat have created a consortium called the C-Band Alliance, or CBA, which they believe could open up new spectrum for 5G services. Focused on the US, the four partners claim that the formation of the CBA “demonstrates the industry alignment necessary to make mid-band spectrum available quickly, […]

Intelsat reportedly looking to sell assets

Satellite operator is exploring a sale of some of its assets and has approached rival Eutelsat and Liberty Media to gauge interest, according to a Financial Times report. The article, which cites people familiar with the matter, claims that Intelsat is mulling the sale of some of its assets in order to pay off a […]

Ukraine Today launches in the Netherlands and Belgium

English-language news channel Ukraine Today is now available in the Netherlands and Belgium, with an Austria launch to follow “within a month.” In the Netherlands the channel is available through operator CanalDigitaal, while in Belgium viewers can access it through TV Vlaanderen and TeleSat. “Ukraine Today is putting a huge effort into providing European audiences […]

Arabsat and Telesat sign commercial satellite agreement

Middle East satellite operator Arabsat and Canada’s Telesat have signed a commercial agreement that will see Telesat use a lifetime Ku-band payload on a the new satellite Hellas-sat-4.  Arabsat, which agreed to buy Hellas Sat for €208 million last year, is expected to launch Hellas-sat-4 in 2017 at 39 degrees East. Under the terms of the […]

M7 Group consolidates pay TV ownership

Luxembourg-based pay TV operator M7 Group has consolidated its M77 Group sister company, bringing the pair’s Belgian, Dutch, Austrian and Czech operations under a single ownership structure. The merger creates a single ownership structure for pay TV operations CanalDigitaal in the Netherlands, TV Vlaanderen and TéléSat in Belgium, Austria’s AustriaSAT, and Skylink and CS Link […]

SES extends TéléSat HD capacity

Belgian DTH operator TéléSat is adding HD versions of the La Une and RTL TVi channels to its platform. The platform’s owner, Luxembourg-based broadcaster M7 Group, has signed a new capacity and uplink agreement with SES to distribute the channels via Astra’s 19.2° East orbital position. The channels will target French-speaking Belgium. This month, TéléSat […]

M7 takes new capacity for French-language channels in Belgium

Luxembourg-based pay TV platform operator M7 Group M7 has taken additional capacity on SES’s Astra satellite position at 19.2° East to deliver French-speaking channels to the Belgian market. The satellite capacity will be used to deliver Belgian public broadcaster RTBF’s La Une and La Deux channels as well as RTL Group’s RTL TVi, RTL Club […]