Digital TV News: Global Satellite

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

RSF to launch satellite news service in Russian with Eutelsat
Nov 7, 2023 – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has contracted with Eutelsat for the launch of a satellite broadcasting service aimed at providing independent news and information to Russian speaking audiences.
News categories: RSF, Eutelsat, Christophe Deloire, André Lange, Belarus, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Russia, Satellite, Ukraine

SES secures €75m of German video contract extensions
Apr 13, 2023 – SES has signed multi-year capacity agreements with multiple broadcasters, enabling millions of satellite TV households across Germany to continue watching SD and HD content.
News categories: SES S.A, Norbert Hölzle, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Germany, Satellite

Eutelsat reconfirms Babeleye as Sat.Tv video metadata provider
Aug 22, 2022 – Babeleye has announced that Eutelsat has reconfirmed Babeleye as the supplier of rich metadata for its free to air content discovery platform Sat.tv.
News categories: Babeleye, Eutelsat, Lasse Schmidt, Jean Luc Deroudilhe, Big Data, Digital TV, Europe, Middle-East, Satellite, Set Top Box, UX

Global pay TV to add subscribers but lose revenues
May 4, 2022 – Digital TV Research expects 19 million more pay TV subscribers to be added between 2021 and 2027, but revenues to decline by $25 billion during the same time frame. IPTV will add 79 million while satellite TV will lose 10 million subscribers over the period.
News categories: Digital TV Research, Simon Murray, Digital TV, Market Research, Worldwide

Dataxis reports on fixed satellite communication market
Dec 15, 2021 – According to Dataxis, after years of significant growth, the decline in traditional video activity in the most developed countries is being sustained. Some regions are still appealing for satellite video however, most particularly Africa and MENA, as well as Asia-Pacific.
News categories: Dataxis, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Market Research, Satellite, Worldwide

Eutelsat 8 West B selected by Strong Roots for Ethiopian FTA DTH
Jul 29, 2020 – Strong Roots Ethiopia Broadcasting Service has taken Ku-band capacity on EUTELSAT 8 West B (Paris: ETL). Strong Roots plans to launch an FTA DTH platform covering Ethiopia as well as Ethiopian diaspora in zones within the satellite’s footprint, notably the Middle East.
News categories: Eutelsat, Philippe Oliva, Tsegaye Alemayehu, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Ethiopia, Middle-East, Satellite

Irdeto Selected as CA partner for Eutelsat's CIRRUS
Sep 7, 2018 – Irdeto has announced that it has been selected by Eutelsat as a security partner for its Eutelsat CIRRUS hybrid platform. The service allows Eutelsat customers to offer Direct-to-Home (DTH) services combined with OTT services across multiple screens.
News categories: Irdeto, Eutelsat, Bengt Jonsson, Bruno Cattan, Conditional Access, Digital TV, Satellite, Streaming, Worldwide

Eutelsat partners with Intelsat and SES in U.S. C-band spectrum proposal
Jul 12, 2018 – Intelsat (NYSE: I), SES (Paris: SESG) and Eutelsat (Paris: ETL) have announced that they are aligned on a market-based proposal for the future use of the lower C-band spectrum in the U.S. Eutelsat has agreed to join a proposal initiated by Intelsat, Intel and SES.
News categories: Eutelsat, Intelsat, SES S.A, Rodolphe Belmer, Stephen Spengler, Steve Collar, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Satellite, USA