Embratel’s Star One D1 satellite, rendering.

Embratel Star One Sees Ka-Band as Boon in Brazil

[Via Satellite 06-15-2016] Gustavo Silbert, president of Brazillian satellite operator Embratel Star One, says the company is looking to the launch of its Star One D1 satellite to expand capacity for Direct-to-Home (DTH) and cellular backhaul in the region, as well as expand into the North American market. The company plans to launch the Ka-band […]

By | June 22, 2016

The SES 5, one of the satellites serving the satellite TV market across Africa, at Space Systems/Loral, Palo Alto, California.

SES Releases Satellite Monitory Study Focused on Nigeria

[Via Satellite 06-22-2016] SES announced the results of its first Satellite Monitor study on the Nigerian market, which provides insight on the country’s satellite television penetration. The study highlights that SES reaches 2.81 million TV homes across the country, of which 1.69 million are reached directly by SES satellites, and 1.12 million cable TV homes […]

By | June 22, 2016

Ultra-HD 4K Television 4KTV

beIN, Technicolor Ship Ultra-HD Satellite Receivers to MENA

[Via Satellite 06-17-2016] beIN Media Group has integrated Technicolor’s 4K Ultra-HD technology into its broadcast platform for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The 4K rollout — touted as the first ever in the MENA region — comes just in time for the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament. Video in 4K Ultra-HD displays images […]

By | June 17, 2016

PlanetCast Graphic

PlanetCast Buys Measat Satellite Capacity for HD and Ultra-HD Services

[Via Satellite 06-16-2016] PlanetCast Media Services, formerly Essel Shyam Communication, has entered an agreement with Measat for video distribution services across India. The agreement looks to increase HD and 4K/Ultra-HD offerings in India with the potential to expand across the Asia Pacific. Under the terms of the agreement, PlanetCast has signed for capacity on Measat […]

By | June 16, 2016

UEFA Euro 2016

Spacecom and HDT Broadcasting UEFA Euro 2016 Football Tournament to Hungary

[Via Satellite 06-15-2016] Spacecom and Hungaro DigiTel Kft (HDT) are broadcasting the activities surrounding the UEFA Euro 2016 Football Tournament to Hungary. Spacecom’s Amos 3 communications satellite is supporting the tournament by carrying live broadcasts, behind the scenes content, special interviews and more from France to Budapest from its orbital location at 4 degrees west. […]

By | June 15, 2016

Manoto TV

Eutelsat to Broadcast Manoto TV in High Definition

[Via Satellite 06-15-2016] Commercial Persian-language television channel Manoto TV is launching tomorrow on the Eutelsat 7B satellite, the satellite operator announced today. The channel signed a capacity agreement with Eutelsat for exclusive broadcasting in HD from Eutelsat 7B to expand its audience in Iran and the Middle East. Based in London, Manoto TV broadcasts documentaries, […]

By | June 15, 2016

Al Jazeera Balkans

Al Jazeera Balkans Joins TEAM:SAT TV Platform on Eutelsat 16A

[Via Satellite 06-14-2016] Al Jazeera Balkans has announced it is joining the TEAM:SAT TV platform operated by TEAM:MEDIA and will broadcast exclusively in High Definition, free-to-air from Eutelsat Communications’ Eutelsat 16A satellite. The channel will launch in HD on July 1. By integrating into this platform of more than 20 television channels, Al Jazeera Balkans […]

By | June 14, 2016

Beximco Communications RealVU Lapitskiy

Bangladesh’s First DTH Operator Shares Plans for Market

[Via Satellite 06-08-2016] Two months ago Bangladesh got its first Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite television service through Beximco Communications, a joint venture between Beximco Holdings and GS Group. Beximco Communications’ RealVU DTH service is active in three divisions of Bangladesh today and has plans to expand throughout the rest of the country. Dmitry Lapitskiy, CEO of Beximco Communications, […]

By | June 8, 2016

Soccer UEFA Euro 2016

Es’hailSat to Broadcast 4K UEFA Euro 2016 Live for beIN

[Via Satellite 06-08-2016] Pay-TV company beIN has chosen Es’hailSat to transmit live coverage of the UEFA Euro 2016 in 4K from the 26 degrees east orbital slot, which covers the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The UEFA Euro 2016 will take place in France from June 10 to July 10, 2016. According to […]

By | June 8, 2016

IsoTropic Networks

IsoTropic and Aterlo Create Multicast Satellite OTT Solution

[Via Satellite 06-08-2016] Satellite communications provider IsoTropic Networks and Aterlo Networks, an Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming video specialist, have collaborated to deliver High Definition (HD) video using satellite IP multicast. According to the companies, multicasting greatly reduces bandwidth strain and costs that Internet Service Providers (ISP) experience when delivering video. “Unicasting, the current technology used, requires […]

By | June 8, 2016

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