LaLiga TV launches as a 24-hour distributed TV channel in Asia Pacific on AsiaSat 5. Photo: AsiaSat.

AsiaSat Adds LaLiga TV to Its AsiaSat 5 Lineup

Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) announced it will add LaLiga TV to its sports channel lineup on the AsiaSat 5 satellite. LaLiga First Division Spanish football will reach viewers across the Asia-Pacific region through a new partnership with channel broadcaster Mediapro, LaLiga TV’s official producer, and AsiaSat. According to AsiaSat, this is the first time LaLiga […]

By | October 11, 2017

SES 1's North American Ku-band footprint. Photo: SES.

Olympusat Moves Channels from Intelsat to SES Satellite

Olympusat, an independent media company specializing in the ownership, distribution, production and technical services of Spanish and English-language networks, announced it is moving its network program services to the SES 1 satellite at 101 degrees west on Nov. 30. At the moment, Olympusat transmits 35 High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) TV networks over transponders […]

By | October 2, 2017

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Eutelsat to Launch New 4K HDR Channel at Hotbird Neighborhood

Eutelsat is gearing up for commercial launch of the Travelxp 4K channel at its Hotbird video neighborhood on Oct. 1. Travelxp 4K, a 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) channel, will be broadcast into cable and IPTV networks across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Eutelsat stated. Travelxp 4K will be available in English, Spanish […]

By | September 28, 2017

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Ian Trombley on NBC Universal’s Satellite Demands – From our Archive

In the last few years, the broadcast landscape has changed dramatically, particularly with the emergence of OTT providing a very competitive threat to broadcasters and DTH players alike. Netflix has been nothing short of a phenomenon and is now one of the most recognizable broadcast brands in the world. However, at IBC a few years […]

By | September 21, 2017

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Is Comcast About to Shut Down Its OTT Play?

Comcast has confirmed that it is pulling back from its Over-the-Top (OTT) streaming app, called Watchable, and is looking for new ways to distribute video content. Similar streaming platforms have also struggled to find a place in a video entertainment market dominated by YouTube and Facebook. So will Comcast cut support for Watchable altogether? Read […]

By | September 20, 2017

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Low-Cost Bandwidth Opens New Opportunities for Globecomm

The influx of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) and new Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations is changing the economics of capacity in the satellite industry, drastically cutting the cost of bandwidth and driving newfound demand for broadband IP networks. To take advantage of the better pricing and new applications now made feasible by satellite, Globecomm will continue […]

By | September 19, 2017

Eutelsat, Globecast Renew Partnership at Hotbird Video Neighborhood

Eutelsat and Globecast have renewed capacity on a multi-year basis at the Hotbird video position. According to the two companies, the agreement will stimulate growth for satellite TV in Europe, Western Russia and the Middle East and will also accelerate the transition to High Definition (HD) for channels broadcasting within the footprint of Eutelsat’s video hub. […]

By | September 15, 2017

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World Satellite Business Week 2017: What You Need to Know

SES’ aggressive move into broadband, a downturn in manufacturing orders and growth in the video segment were the main discussion points at World Satellite Business Week (WSBW) this year. Via Satellite’s Editorial Director, Mark Holmes, shares some of his highlights from the conference in this video recap:

By | September 14, 2017

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The Age of Disruption: OTT Players Take Aim at DTH

The rise of Netflix in the United States could be a sign of things to come, putting more pressure on DTH to maintain and grow marketshare. But it’s not only in the United States where this threat is growing. In Asia, which has been a DTH Wild West in recent years, the growth in DTH […]

By | September 14, 2017

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Sycamore Study Illuminates Singapore’s Pirating Epidemic

Despite major growth in the number and range of legal online content choices available to them, recent studies have found Singaporeans to be among the top consumers of pirated online content around the world. A new consumer research study released by Sycamore further examined online piracy behavior within Singapore and found several striking trends. Almost […]

By | September 14, 2017

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