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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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Harmonic, iKO Launch DTH Services in Asia and Latin America

Harmonic announced that iKO Media Group has deployed its media processing and delivery solution to expand the reach of iKO’s Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite television services. By optimizing iKO Media Group’s available satellite bandwidth and improving video quality, Harmonic’s solution will make it easier for the service provider to penetrate new markets, iKO stated. The number […]

By | September 12, 2017

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Christopher Slaughter Resigns as CASBAA CEO

The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) announced that, following five years of service as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Christopher Slaughter will step down effective Dec. 31. Slaughter will continue as CEO through the remainder of the year while a search is carried out for his successor. Slaughter was appointed CEO of CASBAA in […]

By | September 5, 2017

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