Sky Perfect JSAT Orders Two New Satellites from SSL

[Via Satellite 04-18-2014] Sky Perfect JSAT signed an agreement with Space Systems/Loral (SSL) to procure two new satellites: JCSAT 15 and 16. The two satellites will be used for services such as video distribution, data transfer communications and back-up service capabilities in Japan and other areas of the Asia-Pacific region. Both satellites are being built [...]

By | April 18, 2014

SkyEdge 2C

SES Expands Ka-band Services to Europe via Gilat’s SkyEdge 2C Platform

[Via Satellite 04-18-2014] SES Broadband Services (SBBS) plans to expand its consumer Ka-band services to Germany and Italy over the company’s Astra 2E satellite. SBBS’s Internet Service Providers (ISPs) started offering broadband services on Gilat’s SkyEdge 2C platform, offering Voice-over-IP services and providing up to 20Mbps to private households and small businesses in Germany and [...]

By | April 18, 2014

Streaming Smart Phone Broadcom

Broadcom Introduces New 5G Six Stream 802.11ac Platform

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] Broadcom released a six stream 802.11ac MIMO platform for home networks, in effect doubling the Wi-Fi speed compared to MU MIMO routers and gateways. The new platform offers data rates of up to 3.2 Gbps and is designed for data-intensive uses such as high definition streaming. The company’s Intelligent Quality of Service [...]

By | April 17, 2014

4k ultraHD tv

Rai, Eutelsat Collaborate to Screen Ultra-HD Documentary

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] A new documentary shot in Ultra-HD 4K by Rai Strategie and co-produced by Eutelsat had its first screening to media and industry personnel in Rome. The documentary is titled “Roma, Napoli, Venezia…in un Crescendo Rossiniano” and was directed by Lina Wertmüller. Eutelsat plans to broadcast the documentary in High Efficiency Video Coding [...]

By | April 17, 2014

MEASAT-3b shipped to Kourou

Measat 3b Satellite Transported to Launch Base

[Via Satellite 04-16-2014] Airbus has successfully completed the final integration and testing of Measat 3b. The satellite was transported to Kourou, French Guiana for a dual launch with the SSL-built Optus 10 by an Arianespace Ariane 5 launcher. Measat 3b is the 36th  satellite based on the Eurostar E3000, and was designed with 48 Ku-band [...]

By | April 16, 2014


Anomaly Detected in Hispasat’s Amazonas 4A Satellite

[Via Satellite 04-15-2014] An anomaly has been detected in Hispasat’s Amazonas 4A satellite’s performance of its power subsystem. Hispasat and Orbital, the company responsible for constructing the satellite, are looking into the possible causes of the anomaly. Amazonas 4A is secure in its geostationary orbit, in a position where in-orbit tests will be carried out. [...]

By | April 15, 2014

Azerspace 1 launch

Iveriasat to Broadcast to Europe and Middle East via Azerspace 1 Satellite

[Via Satellite 04-15-2014] Azercosmos, an Azerbaijani satellite operator, has signed an agreement with Iveriasat, a Georgian Direct-to-Home (DTH) operator, for a long-term capacity lease and DTH platform launch on its Azerspace 1 satellite. Once uplinked to the satellite, the DTH platform will broadcast to Georgia, as well as Europe and the Middle East. The platform [...]

By | April 15, 2014

Intelsat 9

MultiChoice to Use Intelsat 904 C-band Capacity to Expand DTT Offerings in Sub-Saharan Africa

[Via Satellite 04-14-2014] MultiChoice, an African Direct-to-Home (DTH) operator, will expand its capacity on Intelsat’s 904 satellite to better reach its Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) offering in Sub-Saharan Africa. The increased capacity will allow MultiChoice to further develop its DTT GOtv product offerings in African countries where it already has a presence, such as Nigeria, [...]

By | April 14, 2014

TracVision M9 on Tanker

KVH to Deliver Coverage of 2014 FIFA World Cup to Maritime Customers

[Via Satellite 04-14-2014] KVH Industries has agreed to partner with IMG Media to deliver video content of this summer’s FIFA World Cup games to maritime customers. The coverage will be delivered via KVH’s satellite network to customers aboard merchant ships, with the exception of passenger vessels, cruise ships and ferries. This year’s tournament will take [...]

By | April 14, 2014


Reuters to Provide Coverage of Oscar Pistorius Trial in South Africa via Avanti

[Via Satellite 04-14-2014] Reuters’ satellite newsgathering teams (SNG) are using Avanti’s Hylas 2 Ka-band satellite to provide coverage of the Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa. The coverage will be broadcasted 24/7 and live. The relationship between Reuters and Avanti is supported by Broadcast IP Systems (BIPS), a specialist supplier of Ka-band connectivity, formed in [...]

By | April 14, 2014