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Global Eagle has acquired maritime communications company EMC.

Content is at the Core of GEE’s EMC Acquisition

[Via Satellite 07-28-2016] In-Flight Connectivity and Entertainment (IFEC) solutions provider Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) completed its $550-million acquisition of satellite connectivity provider Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) July 27, marking one move in a larger trend that sees operators consolidating to expand across mobility markets. EMC specializes in providing maritime connectivity. Combining the companies’ networks will […]

By | July 28, 2016

Users will be able to access video content from Tricolor TV anywhere using Eutelsat's SmartBeam solution

Tricolor TV and Eutelsat Partner to Launch Multiscreen Video Delivery Service in Russia

[Via Satellite 07-28-2016] Russian operator Tricolor TV and Eutelsat Communications are collaborating on deploying the first network in Russia to use SmartBeam, Eutelsat’s new multi-screen video delivery solution. SmartBeam opens the door to the deployment of the first satellite network in Russia to deliver video content to mobile devices. Consumers will be able to receive […]

By | July 28, 2016

Biomass Airbus Defence and Space

Harris to Provide ESA with Large Deployable Reflector for Earth Explorer Mission

[Via Satellite 07-28-2016] Airbus Defence and Space has selected Harris Corporation to provide a 12-meter deployable reflector and precision boom assembly for its Biomass forest-carbon-monitoring satellite. Biomass refers to the amount of living matter in a given habitat, which is important to understand the Earth’s climate. Scheduled to launch in 2021, the Biomass satellite will […]

By | July 28, 2016

ULA's Atlas 5 rocket lifts off with NROL 61

ULA Successfully Launches National Security Payload NROL 61 for US Government

[Via Satellite 07-28-2016] United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) has successfully launched a national security payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) aboard an Atlas 5 rocket. The mission, NRO Launch 61 (NROL 61), marks ULA’s sixth launch of 2016 and the 109th since the company was founded in 2006. It is also the sixth Atlas […]

By | July 28, 2016

A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-89P(WL) at Seoul Incheon International Airport.

China Eastern Taps Rockwell Collins for Boeing 737 Iridium Satcom Solution

[Via Satellite 07-28-2016] China Eastern Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins’ Iridium Satcom aftermarket solution for its fleet of more than 100 Boeing 737 aircraft. Installations are currently in progress. The voice and data communications solution, installed via a Boeing service bulletin for next-generation Boeing 737s, will enable reliable long-range global voice communications, flight tracking and […]

By | July 28, 2016

Martin Breidsprecher, COO, Azteca America

OTT Outperforming Satellite for Azteca America HD Broadcasts

[Via Satellite 07-27-2016] Azteca America is finding it easier to delivery higher quality broadcasts over the internet than by satellite, according to company COO Martin Breidsprecher. The U.S. division of Mexico-based TV Azteca reaches approximately 76 percent of the Hispanic population in the country. Breidsprecher told Via Satellite that, though the broadcaster is growing healthily, […]

By | July 27, 2016

Fashion One 4K

SES Ships HEVC STBs to US Cable Operators for Ultra-HD Trials

[Via Satellite 07-27-2016] SES is shipping 4K/High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) Set Top Boxes (STBs) to cable operators participating in Ultra-HD trials across the United States. The cable operators are testing Ultra-HD content across SES’ fully managed Ultra-HD platform and receiving the IP STBs in preparation for subscriber trials into U.S. households later this year. […]

By | July 27, 2016

Ariane 5 Arianespace

NBN’s Second HTS Satellite to Launch in October

[Via Satellite 07-27-2016] NBN Co, Australia’s state-owned broadband company, has announced Oct. 5 as the launch date for its second satellite, Sky Muster 2. The 6,400kg spacecraft from manufacturer Space Systems Loral (SSL) is set to launch from the French Guiana Space Center aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket. Following the successful launch of NBN’s first satellite […]

By | July 27, 2016

Airlink X-1 antenna Ball Aerospace

XTAR, Ball Aerospace Demo High-Throughput ISR with Phased Array Antenna

[Via Satellite 07-27-2016] XTAR and Ball Aerospace have demonstrated a high-throughput service for the United States military using Ball’s Airlink X-1 antenna configured for the C130 hatch and XTAR satellite capacity. In association with its customer, the U.S. Air Force Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (TENCAP), Support to Special Operations Forces, Ball developed phased array […]

By | July 27, 2016

Hispasat Building New Brazilian Satellite Control Center

[Via Satellite 07-27-2016] Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has commenced construction of a new satellite control center in Brazil to prepare for future satellites. The facility is for Hispamar, Hispasat’s Brazilian affiliate of which Oi has partial ownership. Hispasat has acquired land in Serviente, Rio de Janeiro, to which it will transfer the services currently provided […]

By | July 27, 2016

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