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Sport propels growing popularity of Ultra HD

Sport propels growing popularity of Ultra HD

Blog posts   •   Jun 09, 2017 16:02 CEST

From 8 to 11 June, the final matches of the Roland-Garros French Open are being broadcast live and in Ultra HD via FRANSAT, Eutelsat’s free-to-view platform for French TV homes. This new initiative highlights the Ultra HD momentum set by sport and the key role satellites are playing in the emergence of a spectacular viewing format.

Burkina Faso selects Eutelsat to accelerate nationwide roll-out of digital television

Burkina Faso selects Eutelsat to accelerate nationwide roll-out of digital television

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2017 10:27 CEST

Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced a multi-year agreement for satellite capacity with Société burkinabè de télédiffusion (SBT), the public agency deploying DTT channels across Burkina Faso.

Eutelsat Video Industry Survey: Ultra HD Focus

Eutelsat Video Industry Survey: Ultra HD Focus

Blog posts   •   May 18, 2017 12:00 CEST

Eutelsat’s latest Industry Survey focuses on Ultra HD, with an in-depth, across the board look at how key players see this innovative broadcasting format evolving. Claudia Vaccarone, Eutelsat’s Head of Market Research & Customer Experience, discusses the report.

NTV-PLUS and Eutelsat strengthen relationship across Russia’s key video neighbourhoods

NTV-PLUS and Eutelsat strengthen relationship across Russia’s key video neighbourhoods

Press Releases   •   Apr 03, 2017 13:28 CEST

NTV-PLUS achieves full coverage of Russian Federation with multi-year, multi-transponder contracts covering 140° East over Far East Russia and incremental capacity at 56° East over Siberia

Eutelsat’s Sat.tv app expands to vibrant 7/8° West video neighbourhood

Eutelsat’s Sat.tv app expands to vibrant 7/8° West video neighbourhood

Press Releases   •   Mar 22, 2017 05:30 CET

Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announced today at Cabsat Dubai that Sat.tv, its mobile programme guide, is expanding to include free-to-air channels broadcasting from its popular 7/8° West neighbourhood.

Switzerland’s SRG SSR renews long-term commitment to Eutelsat HOTBIRD position for HD channels

Switzerland’s SRG SSR renews long-term commitment to Eutelsat HOTBIRD position for HD channels

Press Releases   •   Feb 23, 2017 12:23 CET

Eutelsat Communications today announced that SRG SSR, Switzerland’s public TV and radio broadcaster, has confirmed itslong-term commitment to the HOT BIRD neighbourhood with the multi-year renewal of one transponder that complements a second transponder already booked on a long-term basis.

SPI signs deal with Eutelsat to pursue international expansion across the Americas

SPI signs deal with Eutelsat to pursue international expansion across the Americas

Press Releases   •   Feb 22, 2017 11:01 CET

SPI International/FILMBOX Channels Group, a rapidly-expanding global media company, has signed a multi-year multi-satellite agreement with Eutelsat Americas, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) to distribute ten HD channels and one Ultra HD channel to homes across the Americas.

Eutelsat hits new milestone of 1,000 High Definition channels

Eutelsat hits new milestone of 1,000 High Definition channels

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2017 10:21 CET

High Definition TV continues to gain ground across the broadcast satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) with the 240 HD channels launched in 2016 equalling the total number launched during the previous two years.

EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite takes Echourouk News to Algerian viewers in High Definition

EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite takes Echourouk News to Algerian viewers in High Definition

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2017 17:09 CET

On the occasion of DISCOP Dubai, that brings together key TV players from across the Middle East and North Africa, Algeria’s Echourouk media group announces its selection of the EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite to broadcast the High Definition version of its flagship news channel, Echourouk News.

Persian-language Manoto TV completes switch to Eutelsat satellites

Persian-language Manoto TV completes switch to Eutelsat satellites

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2017 10:33 CET

Manoto TV, the popular Persian-language channel, has completed its switch in SD and HD versions to the EUTELSAT 7B satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL). The channel is now available exclusively from Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD satellites and EUTELSAT 7B that together form a single neighbourhood for Persian-speaking viewers in Europe, the Middle East and Iran.

​​Mega-Choice launches news and entertainment focused TV platform in Ghana with Eutelsat

​​Mega-Choice launches news and entertainment focused TV platform in Ghana with Eutelsat

Press Releases   •   Jan 25, 2017 10:07 CET

Mega-Choice Digital Network, an associate company of Crystal TV, Ghana's first private television network, today officialised the launch of its new Direct-to-Home TV service in Ghana at the International Summit on Content Management for Digital Broadcasting and Media taking place in Accra. A ten-year contract has been inked with Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) for capacity ...

CCTV launches HD broadcasts of three flagship channels from Eutelsat HOTBIRD video neighbourhood

CCTV launches HD broadcasts of three flagship channels from Eutelsat HOTBIRD video neighbourhood

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2017 12:34 CET

China Central Television (CCTV), has signed a long-term distribution contract with Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) to broadcast three of its flagship channels in High Definition across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

EUTELSAT 117 West B all-electric satellite fully charged and now in commercial service

EUTELSAT 117 West B all-electric satellite fully charged and now in commercial service

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2017 10:30 CET

Commercialised by the Eutelsat Americas affiliate, EUTELSAT 117 West B is the second all-electric satellite in Eutelsat’s fleet.

HDTV gathers pace at Eutelsat HOTBIRD neighbourhood: all Rai channels now available in HD in Tivùsat platform

HDTV gathers pace at Eutelsat HOTBIRD neighbourhood: all Rai channels now available in HD in Tivùsat platform

Press Releases   •   Jan 05, 2017 12:34 CET

Viewers in Italy of the Tivùsat TV platform that broadcasts exclusively from Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD neighbourhood can now benefit from HD quality of the full line-up of TV channels produced by Rai.

Eutelsat scales up Ultra HD content with two new channels at the popular HOTBIRD neighbourhood

Eutelsat scales up Ultra HD content with two new channels at the popular HOTBIRD neighbourhood

Press Releases   •   Jan 04, 2017 10:55 CET

Las Vegas, Paris, 4 January 2016 – One day ahead of the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show where Ultra HD is set to be a continuing hot trend, Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces the launch of two new Ultra HD channels at its popular HOTBIRD video neighbourhood. Fashion TV’s new Ultra HD channel, FTV UHD and Travelxp 4K, the world’s first 4K travel channel ...

Eutelsat's 12 days of Christmas

Eutelsat's 12 days of Christmas

News   •   Dec 20, 2016 17:15 CET

With 2017 just around the corner, let’s look in the rear-view mirror at some of the solid partnerships, strong commercial wins and stellar launches Eutelsat achieved in 2016!

Eutelsat 7/8° West video neighbourhood in pole position, serving over 52 million TV homes in Middle East and North Africa

Eutelsat 7/8° West video neighbourhood in pole position, serving over 52 million TV homes in Middle East and North Africa

Press Releases   •   Nov 16, 2016 09:31 CET

Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) today unveiled the results of its new survey on TV reception modes and trends across the Middle East and North Africa.

Eutelsat and Broadpeak® combine skills for satellite delivery of live TV and VOD to mobile devices

Eutelsat and Broadpeak® combine skills for satellite delivery of live TV and VOD to mobile devices

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2016 09:32 CET

Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies, and Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) are combining their complementary skills to offer content providers a satellite-based solution for multiscreen video delivery to connected devices.

Globecast launches new Euronews HD channel at Eutelsat HOTBIRD position

Globecast launches new Euronews HD channel at Eutelsat HOTBIRD position

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 09:53 CET

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, announces it has been contracted by Euronews, the most-watched international news channel in Europe to bring its new HD channel to viewers across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The channel’s world-first launch in HD on 1 November from Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD video neighbourhood follows the announcement by Eutelsat and Globecast at IBC 2016

New growth of satellite TV in Italy: audience swells to 8.4 million homes

New growth of satellite TV in Italy: audience swells to 8.4 million homes

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2016 18:35 CEST

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today presented fresh data on trends shaping Italy’s TV landscape where average viewing of linear content is the highest in Western Europe, at four hours and 40 minutes per person per day[1]. Using research commissioned from TNS, the Eutelsat TV Observatory shows that satellite reception continues to consolidate its place in Italy’s TV market ...