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Spacecom Looks to Africa For More Growth Opportunities

[Via Satellite 07-06-2015] Spacecom is confident that its Africa business will continue to drive new growth as the company ramps up capacity in the region. In late 2014 the operator teamed up with Eutelsat to cross-commercialize Ku-band capacity; this year Spacecom has signed deals with notable broadcasters in Nigeria and other African nations. Spacecom’s next [...]

By | July 6, 2015

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NovelSat Adds TSoIP to All Satellite Transmission Products

[Via Satellite 06-30-2015] NovelSat has made Transport Stream over IP (TSoIP) support immediately available across its full line of satellite transmission products. In satellite transmission, TSoIP makes it possible to send and receive compressed high definition video transport streams over long distances on any IP network. NovelSat added this feature based on increasing demand from [...]

By | June 30, 2015

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Arab Advisors Group: Seven out of 10 of Arab Satellite FTA Channels Have an Online Presence

[Via Satellite 06-29-2015] In a study of 724 fully operational satellite Free-to-Air (FTA) television channels targeting the Arab World, 505, or approximately 70 percent also have an online presence, according to research from Arab Advisors Group. The research firm further discovered that 91 percent of TV channels with an online site have an enhanced presence [...]

By | June 29, 2015

Austin Powers Olympusat

IP Distribution Complementary to Satellite, Says Olympusat President

[Via Satellite 06-25-2015] Olympusat Telecom, the leading distributor of Spanish language networks in the U.S., expects the growth of IP based video services such as Over-the-Top (OTT) and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) will progress in a manner complementary to satellite broadcasting. The communications company owns approximately 35 channels, and distributes another 40 in the United [...]

By | June 26, 2015

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Intelsat CEO Says OneWeb Deal is a ‘Big Step’ Forward

[Via Satellite 6-25-2015] Intelsat has joined forces with OneWeb in a key new strategic alliance. OneWeb is planning to launch a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation of more than 600 satellites. The strategic alliance between the two companies will aim to make broadband more accessible to businesses and consumers, wherever they might be, on [...]

By | June 25, 2015

Bill Wade AsiaSat

AsiaSat Confident in Asian Market Despite Increased Competition

[Via Satellite 06-23-2015] With a new shareholder, two fresh satellites in orbit, and a near-metamorphic rebranding, to call AsiaSat busy would be an understatement. Over the past year, the Hong Kong-based satellite operator has been adding capacity, sizing up new markets, and laying the groundwork for the rise of Ultra-HD. Speaking to Via Satellite, AsiaSat [...]

By | June 23, 2015

BT Sport Football

BT Sport, Ericsson to Launch First Ultra-HD Channel in the UK

[Via Satellite 06-23-2015] Ericsson has signed a multi-year broadcast and media services deal with BT Sport to help launch three new television channels and an interactive red button service in the United Kingdom. Ericsson will be responsible for designing, building and running BT Sport Europe, Free-to-Air (FTA) service BT Sport Showcase, and BT Sport UHD. [...]

By | June 23, 2015

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DishLATINO Adds Channel Lineup from Colombia’s Caracol Internacional

[Via Satellite 06-19-2015] DishLATINO has grafted Caracol Television’s Caracol Internacional channel into its programming lineup, bringing a greater amount of culturally relevant news and entertainment to Colombians and other Latin Americans living in the U.S. DishLATINO subscribers will have access to popular Colombian shows including Noticias Caracol (Caracol News), one of the top news programs [...]

By | June 19, 2015


Measat, Globecast to Distribute HD Channel for Bright Lights Media

[Via Satellite 06-17-2015] Bright Lights Media has partnered with Globecast and Measat to launch a new HD pay-TV channel in Southeast Asia. The channel, “Simply Money,” provides personal finance-lifestyle content from around the world targeting viewers in Southeast Asia. Globecast is supplying Simply Money with an end-to-end media management solution from its media center in [...]

By | June 17, 2015


SES Launches North American Ultra-HD Demo Channel

[Via Satellite 06-17-2015] SES has launched an Ultra-HD demonstration channel for North America from the SES 3 satellite. The channel is SES’ first Ultra-HD demo channel in the continent. SES previously announced the channel at NAB in April. Broadcasting from 103 degrees west, the channel will enable cable operators to prepare and test their networks [...]

By | June 17, 2015

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