Tele 5 Expands Video Partnership with SES Platform Services

[Via Satellite 02-09-2016] Tele 5, the German commercial broadcaster, has renewed a multi-year contract with SES subsidiary SES Platform Services, for services that include editing and distributing video and metadata (such as information about license periods, pictures, trailers and brief descriptions) from live broadcasting to Video-on-Demand (VOD). Tele 5 has more than 8,000 hours of [...]

By | February 9, 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

CPI ASC Signal Division Supplying Antennas for 2016 Olympic Coverage

[Via Satellite 02-05-2016] The ASC Signal Division of Communications & Power Industries (CPI) has won a contract for eight multi-band antennas for coverage of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games and other regional sports broadcasts for a major Latin American broadcast network. The contract includes one 7.6-meter dual C- and Ku-band transmit/receive antenna and [...]

By | February 5, 2016

SES Inter Media Group

Ukraine’s Inter Media Group Bolsters Capacity Agreement with SES

[Via Satellite 02-04-2016] SES has signed a multi-year deal with Inter Media Group, Ukraine´s largest media group, for additional capacity to broadcast TV channels on the Astra 4A satellite at 5 degrees east. In addition to its two leading channels, Inter and NTN, Inter Media Group will distribute six additional channels on the satellite pursuant [...]

By | February 4, 2016

Es'hail 1 Eutelsat 25B SSL

Es’hailSat Broadcasting Al Rayyan 2 Satellite Channel

[Via Satellite 02-04-2016] Al Rayyan 2, a satellite television channel launched in 2012 to showcase Qatari cultural and national identity, is now broadcasting to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region from Es’hail 1. The mission of Al Rayyan 2 is to make authentic Qatar known to the rest of the world and highlight [...]

By | February 4, 2016


SES’ HD+ Platform Subscribers Jump 11.3 Percent

[Via Satellite 02-01-2016] SES’ German HD platform, HD+, recorded an 11.3 percent increase in subscribers in 2015. HD+ had 1.84 million subscribers at year-end 2015, compared to 1.65 million at year-end 2014. In addition, HD+ had more than 1.1 million customers during its six-month free-trial period. HD+ provides access to more than 50 HD channels, [...]

By | February 1, 2016

DirecTV satellite dish

AT&T to Bundle Satellite with More Services this Year

[Via Satellite 01-28-2016] AT&T is planning to incorporate video capabilities from the recent acquisition of DirecTV into more service offerings, finding that satellite, when bundled with other services, is drawing the attention of more customers. AT&T closed the acquisition of DirecTV during the summer of 2015, and is on track to deliver at least $2.5 [...]

By | January 28, 2016

AsiaSat Tai Po

Harmonic and AsiaSat Team up to Launch New Ultra-HD Channel

[Via Satellite 01-22-2016] Harmonic and AsiaSat have entered a partnership to launch a new Ultra-HD channel “4K-SAT2/HVN,” AsiaSat’s second Free-to-Air (FTA) Ultra-HD channel on AsiaSat 4 at 122 degrees east for the Asia Pacific. The channel, which launches on March 1, will broadcast 4K video content from Harmonic’s broad video library, as well as content [...]

By | January 22, 2016

SES Vivicast Media

SES Launches UHD-1 for Vivicast Media, adds Eighth Ultra-HD Channel to Fleet

[Via Satellite 01-21-2016] SES and Vivicast Media have unveiled UHD-1, a new Ultra-HD channel for cable operators and telcos in North America. UHD-1 will be delivered over the SES 3 satellite, one of three satellites (SES 1, SES 3 and AMC 18) that make up SES’s Ultra-HD distribution neighborhood over North America. This is the [...]

By | January 21, 2016

SIS Live

SIS Live Leases New Capacity on Eutelsat 10A for Middle East Market

[Via Satellite 01-21-2016] SIS Live has increased the amount of capacity it has from the Eutelsat 10A satellite, which offers connectivity in C and Ku band, to increase its resources in the Middle East. SIS Live is targeting customers from the major events and news sectors with demand for occasional use services. The company recently [...]

By | January 21, 2016

AsiaSat 6

AsiaSat Granted Video Services Permit to Broadcast with AsiaSat 6 in China

[Via Satellite 01-20-2016] The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT) has recently given permission for AsiaSat to serve Chinese broadcasters for video distribution to cable headends in China via its AsiaSat 6 satellite. Shanghai Interactive Television (SiTV), a subsidiary of Shanghai Oriental Pearl Media, has [...]

By | January 20, 2016

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