AT&T Looks to Launch OTT Offering in Q4

[Via Satellite 07-21-2016] AT&T executives touted the company’s DirecTV acquisition as a success in the company’s July 22 second-quarter conference call, noting the next step for the company’s satellite acquisition would be to launch an Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming TV subscription service this Fall. “One year after our acquisition of DirecTV, the success of the integration […]

By | July 22, 2016

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Trinity Broadcasting Network Renews Intelsat Distribution Agreement

[Via Satellite 07-22-2016] Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) has renewed its contract through the end of Intelsat’s Galaxy 14 satellite’s life to distribute High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) programming to cable head-ends throughout North America. Under the multi-year agreement, TBN is leveraging Intelsat’s video neighborhood at 125 degrees west to deliver faith-based programming to […]

By | July 22, 2016

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Telus Launches 4K TV for Western Canada

[Via Satellite 07-21-2016] Canadian telecommunications company Telus has initiated 4K Ultra-HD broadcasting for British Columbians and Albertans with the launch of 4K on the company’s Optik TV platform. At launch, Telus’ 4K lineup will include TSN 4K, adrenaline sports, Stingray Ambiance and a growing collection of on demand movies and Optik Local productions. New titles […]

By | July 21, 2016

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Arabsat Broadcasting Mauritania TV Bouquet to EMENA on Badr 4 Satellite

[Via Satellite 07-20-2016] Arabsat has launched a Mauritanian TV bouquet on its Badr 4 satellite for audiences in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa (EMENA). The channels have launched exclusively with Arabsat. “We have a keen interest to ensure the proper delivery of the Mauritanian channels to all its viewers across Europe and the […]

By | July 20, 2016

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Bike Channel UK Launches on Freesat

[Via Satellite 07-18-2016] Freesat, the ITV and BBC subscription-free satellite TV joint venture, has signed a distribution agreement with the Bike Channel to reach viewers across the U.K. Through the agreement, the Bike Channel is now available to more than 17 million households in the country. The Bike Channel provides live and exclusive coverage of […]

By | July 18, 2016

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Sky Q Launching Ultra-HD Service this August

[Via Satellite 07-15-2016] Pay-TV operator Sky is launching an Ultra-HD service for U.K. customers on Sky Q Silver, available starting August 13. The service will include a line up of content including 124 live Premier League games this season, more than 70 movies, as well as five new dramas. Ultra HD content will be available […]

By | July 15, 2016


NHK Distributor JIB Taps SES for HD Channel on Astra 19.2

[Via Satellite -7-14-2016] Japan International Broadcasting (JIB), the official distributor of NHK World TV for Japanese public broadcaster NHK, has signed a long-term agreement with SES to broadcast the 24/7 English-language news and information channel Free-to-Air (FTA) in High Definition (HD) across Europe. The transmission of NHK World TV in HD has already started via […]

By | July 14, 2016

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Hispasat Broadcasts I Puritani Opera from Teatro Real

[Via Satellite 07-14-2016] Hispasat is broadcasting Vincenzo Bellini’s opera “I Puritani” live from the stage of the Teatro Real in high definition to audiences in Europe and Latin America. The satellite broadcast has been made possible through an agreement reached in November between the Spanish operator and the Teatro Real. Under this agreement, Hispasat has committed to […]

By | July 14, 2016

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Beximco Communications Selects Content for RealVU DTH Platform

[Via Satellite 07-08-2016] Beximco Communications, a joint venture of Beximco Holdings and GS Group has revealed its content strategy for RealVU, its recently established DTH platform. RealVU is the first official DTH service provider in Bangladesh, and uses the ABS 2 satellite to reach the entire country. Revealed at the World Content Market conference held […]

By | July 8, 2016


StarTimes Increases Capacity Lease with Eutelsat

[Via Satellite 07-07-2016] StarTimes, one of the fastest-growing operators of digital TV networks in Africa, has renewed capacity contracts on two Eutelsat satellites as well as agreements for uplinking services provided by a partner teleport operated by STN, in Slovenia. In anticipation of continued expansion of Africa’s TV market, StarTimes has also secured extra capacity […]

By | July 7, 2016

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