SES' Digital Network Operations (DINO). Photo: SES.

Ultra-HD Gains Momentum in the US for SES

With an additional nine TV operators joining SES’ Ultra-HD TV trials, a total of 30 U.S. pay-TV providers with a combined audience of more than 10 million subscribers are now testing SES’ 4K content delivery platform across their distribution networks. The latest wave of pay-TV system operators to ink Ultra-HD trial agreements with SES includes […]

By | July 24, 2017

Subhash Chandra

Subhash Chandra Foresaw DTH Boom in India 14 Years Ago

India is seen as one of the fastest-growing satellite DTH markets in the world. At the beginning of this revolution, Via Satellite spoke with media tycoon Subhash Chandra about his vision for the satellite television market in the country — from investment and finance, to piracy and competition. This article was originally published in June […]

By | July 20, 2017

Eutelsat's Paris-Rambouillet teleport. Photo: Eutelsat.

Joyne Launches New Dutch Pay TV Venture on Eutelsat Satellite

Joyne, a new multi-channel TV venture for Dutch viewers and the country’s recreational market, has selected the Eutelsat 9B satellite as its platform to reach viewers in the Netherlands and across Europe. Joyne has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract with Eutelsat Communications and is preparing to officially launch on July 24, using Eutelsat’s Paris-Rambouillet teleport […]

By | July 17, 2017

Badr 5 Ku-band downlink footprint over North Africa. Photo: ArabSat.

Berbere TV to Broadcast from Arabsat’s Badr 5 Satellite

Arabsat has announced that Berbere TV, a North African commercial broadcaster, has made an arrangement to broadcast from Arabsat’s Badr 5 satellite.  The Badr 5 Maghreb Bouquet will broadcast Berbere TV, Berbere Jeunesse and Berbere Music in addition to satellite radio channels Berbere Radio and Antinea Radio to the Maghreb, or North African, communities. With this […]

By | July 14, 2017


Growth Opportunities for Satellite in the Chinese Market – From Our Archives

Between the launch of a new communications satellite this month, ChinaSat 9A, and researchers’ refinement of satellite quantum teleportation, all eyes are on China’s satellite and space industry right now. In this 2008 interview, China DB Sat’s general manager laid out his predictions on where satcom in China would be today. This article was originally […]

By | July 13, 2017

Poster for The Azizyans, an Armenia TV sitcom. Photo: Armenia Premium.

Shant TV Launches HD Platform At Eutelsat Hotbird Neighborhood

Shant TV, an Armenian commercial broadcaster, announced that on July 15 it will launch its new international multi-channel platform from the Hotbird video neighborhood operated by Eutelsat Communications. Shant TV has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat to support its new all-High Definition (HD) venture. Broadcasting through Hotbird for almost 10 years, Shant TV is […]

By | July 13, 2017

Belgrade, capital of Serbia. Photo: Wikimedia.

SES Will Carry Radio, TV for Serbian Public Broadcaster

SES announced that, together with its long-term partner Telekom Serbia, it will carry six TV channels and one radio station for Serbian public broadcaster RTS across Europe. The six RTS channels, RTS Satelit, RTS Zivot, RTS Drama, RTS Kolo, RTS Trezor, RTS Muzika and one radio station, Radio Beograd, will be transmitted to cable network […]

By | July 10, 2017

Badr 4 Ku-band downlink footprint. Photo: Arabsat.

Arabsat Launches Free-to-Air DVB-S2 Platform

Arabsat has announced the launch of its new Free-To-Air (FTA) Digital Video Broadcasting-Satellite-Second Generation (DVB-S2 platform), which carries exclusive High Definition (HD) international channels. Arabsat will broadcast the platform across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe via the Arabsat Badr 4 satellite. According to the company, viewers across the Middle East, North Africa and […]

By | July 10, 2017

Photo: TeamCast.

4Ever 2 Project Explores Ultra-HD Phase 2 Applications

TeamCast announced it has significantly contributed to the progress of definition and validation of Ultra-HD Phase 2 through the 4Ever 2 project. As a follow-on from the collaborative 4Ever Project, which worked on Ultra-HD TV Phase 1 — i.e. 4K Ultra-HD images, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) encoding and end-to-end production, from 2012 to 2015 […]

By | July 7, 2017

Employees monitor channels at the Shabolovka Center. Photo: RSCC.

RSCC Refurbishes Equipment at Shabolovka Technical Center

Russia Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has completed compression equipment upgrades at its Shabolovka Technical Center in Moscow. The compression system is part of the RSCC’s own technology platform, enabling the company to provide a one-stop shop service to broadcasters. The platform comprises satellite capacity, radio-electronic facilities of space communication centers, a program package generation complex, […]

By | July 6, 2017

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