Hans Vestberg Ericsson

Ericsson CEO Steps Down

[Via Satellite 07-25-2016] Hans Vestberg, president, CEO and member of the board of directors of Ericsson, has stepped down with immediate effect, the company announced July 25. Executive Vice President (EVP) and CFO Jan Frykhammar will temporarily assume the CEO position until a new CEO is in office. “I have had 28 fantastic years at […]

By | July 25, 2016

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SES Satellites Used for Tomorrowland 2016 Music Festival

[Via Satellite 07-25-2016] Tomorrowland, one of the largest Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festivals in the world, recently collaborated with SES to broadcast the main festival in Belgium live to seven countries in High Definition (HD). The three-day festival, held from July 22 to July 24, also took place simultaneously on its second night in seven […]

By | July 25, 2016

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Arqiva Renews Capacity on Two Eutelsat Satellites

[Via Satellite 07-25-2016] U.K. telecoms company Arqiva has renewed multi-year contracts with Eutelsat covering capacity on two satellites. The company will continue to use Ku-band resources on Eutelsat 10A and Eutelsat 7B for European content contribution and distribution. Arqiva provides end-to-end bespoke solutions for worldwide delivery of high profile live sports content for major rights […]

By | July 25, 2016


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

Sky Ultra-HD

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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