Digital TV News: Global Satellite

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
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

Intelsat debuts MCPC platform for Central and Eastern Europe
Apr 9, 2018 – Intelsat (NYSE: I) has announced that it has launched a Ku-band Multi-Channel Per Carrier (MCPC) media platform for Central and Eastern Europe. Programmers will be able to contribute SD or HD content from anywhere around the world.
News categories: Intelsat, Encompass Digital Media, Rob Cerbone, Marc Bruce, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Europe, NABShow, Satellite

Satellite Industry Association releases annual State of the Industry report
Jul 11, 2017 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) has released its 2017 State of the Satellite Industry Report. The report assesses the performance of key satellite industry sectors including satellite services, ground equipment, launch services and manufacturing.
News categories: Satellite Industry Association, Bryce Space and Technology, Tom Stroup, Carissa Christensen, Content Distribution, Market Research, Satellite, Worldwide