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View From the Top: Sam Barnett, CEO of MBC Group

[Via Satellite 05-26-2015] Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC Group) is one of the strongest Free-to-Air (FTA) broadcasters in the Arab World. The privately operated media company has 20 television channels broadcasting today as well as two FM radio stations for audiences in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and beyond. Via Satellite caught [...]

By | May 26, 2015

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SES to Launch Ultra-HD FTA Channel in Europe this September

[Via Satellite 05-21-2015] SES has announced plans to launch a Free-to-Air (FTA) Ultra-High Definition (Ultra-HD) channel in Europe this September. The Enstyle GmbH company, a German shopping channel, will broadcast from Astra 19.2 degrees east. The company plans to purchase additional capacity from SES in order to launch the new channel, which it will [...]

By | May 21, 2015

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Foxtel Designing Products, Strategies to Meet New Video Broadcast Trends

[Via Satellite 05-20-2015] Foxtel, a leading media company in Australia jointly owned by Telstra and The News Corporation is looking to keep pace with new trends in the video industry. The company provides content using the Optus C1 and D3 satellites, as well as cable and broadband. With consumer video behavior changing, Foxtel is vying [...]

By | May 20, 2015

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Latin America: Top Region for New Satellite Capacity

[Via Satellite 05-15-2015] Latin America is and will continue to be the top region for the addition of new satellite capacity until 2017, according to the latest research from Euroconsult. While the firm pegs the Calculated Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for satellite capacity usage globally at roughly 5 percent over the past five years, Latin [...]

By | May 15, 2015

The Belintersat Project sales team with Andrey Abramov, head of the project standing in the center. Photo: Belintersat

Belarus’ Belintersat Project Prepares for Inaugural Telecom Satellite

[Via Satellite 05-13-2015] Belintersat, the new national satellite operator of the Republic of Belarus, is less than a year away from the launch of its first spacecraft. Established by the government for the purpose of creating a modern satellite communications and broadcasting infrastructure throughout the country, the organization is readying for the day its inaugural [...]

By | May 13, 2015

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Hispasat, Spacenet Ink Distribution Agreement for Movies and Live Events

[Via Satellite 05-13-2015] Hispasat has signed a long-term agreement with Mexican satellite service provider Spacenet for the distribution of movies and live shows to movie theaters throughout Mexico. Using a transponder on the Amazonas 3 satellite, Hispasat and Spacenet will reach more than 500 movie theaters around the country. The companies anticipate a wider range [...]

By | May 13, 2015

ViaSat, AYESAS Partner for Tactical Data Link Technologies and Services

[Via Satellite 05-11-2015] Aydin Yazilim ve Elektronik San. A.S. (AYESAS) of Turkey and ViaSat signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cover exploration of and cooperation in identifying Tactical Data Link (TDL) products and services opportunities in Turkey and other international markets. The MOU areas of focus include manufacturing of components, software and hardware development [...]

By | May 11, 2015

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SES, Partners Demo DVB Ultra-HD Broadcast with High Dynamic Range

[Via Satellite 05-08-2015] SES and Samsung demonstrated a Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) in High Dynamic Range (HDR) Ultra-HD earlier this week at SES’ Industry Days event. According to SES, the broadcast was the first to show how industry can launch new HDR Ultra-HD TV services with DVB broadcast networks while simultaneously providing such broadcasts to [...]

By | May 8, 2015

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Arabsat, Globecast Launch OTT Service

[Via Satellite 05-07-2015] Arabsat has started a multiplatform Over-The-Top (OTT) television service with long-term partner Globecast called Arabsat TV Everywhere. The service builds on the Arab States Broadcasting Union’s (ASBU) Global Arabic Bouquet, bringing content to devices such as computers, smartphones and tablets. Globecast’s end-to-end solution includes content preparation; content management; application design and development; [...]

By | May 7, 2015

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Azam Media CEO Details East Africa Expansion Strategy

[Via Satellite 05-05-2015] Azam Media, a fast growing Direct-to-Home (DTH) service provider in East Africa, has climbed to more than a quarter-million subscribers since first launching in December 2013. Starting in Tanzania, the company expanded to Uganda in October last year, and opened up a new office in Kenya two months later. Rhys Torrington, CEO [...]

By | May 6, 2015

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