Satellite Television (DBS, DTH, DSat, DVB-S, DVB-S2) News

MultiChoice Group reports results for the year ended March 2024
Jun 12, 2024 – MultiChoice has reported results for the year ended March 2024. Active subscribers declined by 9% YoY, mainly due to a 13% decline in the Rest of Africa business. The South African business declined by 5%.
News categories: MultiChoice, Africa, Content Protection, Digital TV, Results, Satellite, South Africa, Streaming, Subscribers

Televisa completes acquisition of AT&T's stake in Sky México
Jun 7, 2024 – Grupo Televisa (NYSE:TV; BMV:TLEVISA CPO) has completed the acquisition of AT&T's participation in Sky México. Televisa now owns 100% of Sky's capital stock.
News categories: Grupo Televisa, Sky México, Digital TV, MandA, Mexico, Satellite

Sony Pictures Networks extends distribution deal with Intelsat
May 29, 2024 – Intelsat has renewed its contract with Sony Pictures Networks India to deliver entertainment to viewers across Asia-Pacific including Southeast Asia where there is a large Indian diaspora.
News categories: Intelsat, Sony Pictures Networks, Gaurav Kharod, Asia, Content Distribution, Digital TV, India, Satellite

MEASAT supports SPOTV Asia Pacific playout operations
May 29, 2024 – MEASAT has signed with SPOTV Media Solutions to support SPOTV's Asia Pacific playout operations from the MEASAT Teleport and Broadcast Centre (MTBC) in Cyberjaya.
News categories: MEASAT, SPOTV, Ganendra Selvaraj, Lee Choong Khay, Asia, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Malaysia, Satellite

MySat launches bouquet of Arabic TV channels on AsiaSat 9 for Australia
May 23, 2024 – AsiaSat has signed an agreement with MySat to provide managed distribution services in Australia, on AsiaSat 9 at 122°E, for MySat's Direct-To-Home (DTH) bouquet of Arabic TV channels.
News categories: AsiaSat, MySat, Roger Tong, Gregg Creevey, Australia, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Satellite

Cyfrowy Polsat contract pay TV RGUs down 147,000 YoY in Q1
May 22, 2024 – Cyfrowy Polsat has released results for the 3 months ended 31 March 2024. Contract pay TV RGUs decreased by 147,000 YoY to finish at 4,804 thousand. Prepaid pay TV RGUs were up 2,000 YoY to 123,000.
News categories: Cyfrowy Polsat, Digital TV, IPTV, Poland, Results, Satellite, Streaming, Subscribers

Grass Valley powers Arabsat cloud-playout services
May 21, 2024 – Arabsat has chosen Grass Valley's AMPP SaaS platform for its new three-tiered suite of broadcast transmission services, enabling Arabsat customers to broadcast in a more flexible and efficient way.
News categories: Grass Valley, Arabsat, Louis Hernandez, Alhamedi Alanezi, CABSAT, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Middle-East, Satellite

Nilesat chooses PlayBox Neo for service expansion
May 21, 2024 – PlayBox Neo has expanded the broadcast channel management and playout infrastructure at the Cairo headquarters of Nilesat. The project was supported by PlayBox Neo distribution partner MBC.
News categories: PlayBox Neo, Nilesat, Modern Broadcast Center, Pavlin Rahnev, Maissa Aly Kamel, Sabri Arafa, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Egypt, Satellite

beIN MEDIA to launch targeted TV advertising with Synamedia
May 20, 2024 – beIN MEDIA has selected Synamedia's Iris addressable advertising platform for the launch of a new broadcast advertising offering that is the first of its kind in the MENA region.
News categories: Synamedia, beIN MEDIA, Guy Southam, Bahadir Karalar, Advertising, Digital TV, Middle-East, Satellite, Streaming