Gerry O'Sullivan, executive Vice President of Global TV and Video at Eutelsat.

Eutelsat Appoints New EVP for Global TV and Video

Eutelsat Communications has appointed Gerry O’Sullivan as executive vice president for global TV and video. In his new role, O’Sullivan will drive the product development strategy that ensures that Eutelsat continues to expand video services across its global footprint. Video accounts for 65 percent of Eutelsat’s business. The company’s neighborhoods broadcast 6,700 TV channels, of […]

By | November 16, 2017

Tricolor TV's new service will allow subscribers to stream TV on Wi-Fi in public spaces. Photo: Pexels.

Tricolor TV and Eutelsat Launch Mobile TV Platform

Russian TV operator Tricolor TV is taking a step to expand its audience with a new service called Territoria Tricolor, launched in partnership with Eutelsat Communications. According to Tricolor TV, the new satellite-based service enables consumers in hotels, airports, rail stations and other public venues to have free Wi-Fi access to TV channels on their […]

By | November 15, 2017

Photo: Dejero.

Dejero Unveils New HEVC Products to Improve Live Picture Quality

Dejero announced the addition of two new products to support High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) (H.265) encoding and decoding. According to Dejero, its PathWay and WayPoint products enable the use of HEVC video compression in support of remote and mobile broadcasting, a feature that is particularly relevant to on-location teams working with limited bandwidth. The […]

By | November 3, 2017

Tom Choi, former CEO and founder of ABS. Photo: ABS.

EXCLUSIVE – Tom Choi: Life after ABS

In this exclusive interview, Via Satellite caught up with Choi to find out his views of recent events, what happens next, and what the future holds for ABS…

By | October 31, 2017

3net CEO Tom Cosgrove 2011

3net CEO Tom Cosgrove on the 3D TV Promise - From our Archive

It wasn’t that long ago where many felt 3D TV could give the industry a significant boost. In this interview with 3-Net CEO Tom Cosgrove we discussed the future of 3D television. 3-Net, a joint venture of Discovery Communications, Sony and IMAX Corporation, was optimistic at the time. However, the future for 3D TV would prove to be quite short-lived.

By | October 26, 2017

QVC studios. Photo: QVC.

QVC Upgrades to Ultra-HD in Germany with SES Video

QVC is launching its Ultra-High Definition (HD) channel in Germany, the seventh channel in Ultra-HD in the country, via SES’ orbital slot at 19.2 degrees east. Under the 10-year agreement announced by SES, QVC will use additional capacity for its upgrade to Ultra-HD and rely on SES’ wholly owned subsidiary MX1 for encoding in High […]

By | October 24, 2017

TSTV's decoder. Photo: TSTV.

How TSTV is Shaking Up the Nigerian Pay TV Market

When Telecom Satellites TV (TSTV) announced it would be introducing a new Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcast service in Nigeria, local consumers seemed to breathe a collective sigh of relief. After all, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers Partner Olufemi Onisubi, Nigerians have languished for years under mounting price hikes imposed by MultiChoice Africa, the dominant player in the region’s […]

By | October 20, 2017

Eutelsat 16A downlink footprint over Europe. Photo: Eutelsat.

Eurochannel Upgrades to HD at Eutelsat’s Video Neighborhood

Eurochannel, an international channel dedicated to European films and series, announced it is upgrading from standard to High Definition (HD) with Eutelsat. Already a direct customer of Eutelsat for the last five years, the channel is now expanding its capacity on the Eutelsat 16A satellite to launch its HD version for European viewers. Eurochannel will […]

By | October 16, 2017

Globecomm NOC

Globecomm Debuts New Virtualized Video Headend

Globecomm has unveiled its new Vector product, a virtualized video headend system able to support hundreds of channels and deliver content across multiple platforms. According to Globecomm, Vector’s IP-centric platform simplifies the processing, packaging and customization of video content from acquisition and contribution to playout and distribution for delivery across Direct-to-Home (DTH), Over-the-Top (OTT), Internet Protocol […]

By | October 13, 2017

Globecast to distribute two new France 24 channels over Intelsat 21. Photo: France 24.

Globecast to Add New Channel in the Americas Using Intelsat Capacity

Intelsat announced that Globecast will continue to distribute two France 24 channels and also broadcast a brand-new, Spanish-speaking High Definition (HD) channel via Intelsat 21. Under the new, multi-year expanded agreement, Globecast will distribute three channels — English, French and Spanish-speaking — to cable operators across North America, Latin America and Canada. Globecast will leverage satellite […]

By | October 12, 2017

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