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Eutelsat reveals new consumer research on Ultra HD and data on skyrocketing screen sales in key TV markets

Eutelsat reveals new consumer research on Ultra HD and data on skyrocketing screen sales in key TV markets

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2015 11:31 CEST

Pulse of Ultra HD market readiness presented at IBC2015 Consumers in key European TV markets are ready to embrace Ultra HD as a thrilling TV experience and to invest in equipment and content.

Satellite industry launches the Future Video Initiative

Satellite industry launches the Future Video Initiative

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2015 09:59 CEST

Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), the two leading satellite companies in the global video distribution market, today announce a new, industry-wide initiative to develop and promote next-generation video technologies, standards and formats...

CANAL+ Group chooses Eutelsat to deliver DTT services in Africa

CANAL+ Group chooses Eutelsat to deliver DTT services in Africa

Press Releases   •   Sep 10, 2015 11:35 CEST

Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the signature of a multi-year contract with CANAL+ Overseas, the CANAL+ subsidiary in charge of broadcasting internationally and in French overseas territories. The contract is part of Africa’s ongoing move to a fully digital broadcasting environment which is one of the key technology transformations underway across the continent.

Finalists announced for the Eutelsat TV Awards 2015!

Finalists announced for the Eutelsat TV Awards 2015!

Press Releases   •   Sep 10, 2015 09:52 CEST

Diversity, imagination, courage, creativity and exceptional quality – these are some of the features characterising the channels now shortlisted by an international jury for a prestigious Eutelsat TV Award.

SpeedCast Serviços Multimedia selects EUTELSAT 65 West A for professional video services

SpeedCast Serviços Multimedia selects EUTELSAT 65 West A for professional video services

Press Releases   •   Aug 25, 2015 14:41 CEST

Eutelsat do Brasil, the Brazilian affiliate of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL), has signed a multi-year agreement with SpeedCast Serviços Multimedia for Ku-band capacity on the upcoming EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite to support professional video services.

EUTELSAT 8 West B launch success

EUTELSAT 8 West B launch success

Press Releases   •   Aug 21, 2015 02:40 CEST

Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that its EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite was successfully launched into orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket on August 20 at 20.34 UTC (17.34 in Kourou). Partial deployment of the solar panels of the 5.8 tonne satellite was completed within four hours of separation.

​​Eutelsat boosts Ultra HD content on “HOT BIRD 4K1” TV platform

​​Eutelsat boosts Ultra HD content on “HOT BIRD 4K1” TV platform

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2015 11:31 CEST

Exclusive Ultra HD content broadcast in the “HOT BIRD 4K1”channel operated by Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) continues to expandand diversify with new input from SPI International and ANIXE HD Television.

Eutelsat lines up satellites for surge of activity to broadcast coverage of UK General Election on May 7

Eutelsat lines up satellites for surge of activity to broadcast coverage of UK General Election on May 7

Press Releases   •   May 06, 2015 10:36 CEST

Resources representing over 400 hours of capacity on four satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) have already been booked by TV channels and news agencies for full broadcast coverage of the UK General Election on May 7 when up to 48 million voters will go to the polls.

T-minus 15 days to Expo Milano 2015 – Eutelsat gearing up to bring its skills as official sponsor and exclusive satellite partner

T-minus 15 days to Expo Milano 2015 – Eutelsat gearing up to bring its skills as official sponsor and exclusive satellite partner

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2015 12:33 CEST

At 15 days to the opening of Expo Milano 2015, Eutelsat Communications is gearing up to contribute its technology skills to this universal exhibition as official and exclusive satellite partner.

AREWA24 launches on EUTELSAT 16A satellite to expand footprint across Nigeria and surrounding regions

AREWA24 launches on EUTELSAT 16A satellite to expand footprint across Nigeria and surrounding regions

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2015 10:37 CEST

AREWA24, the first-of-its-kind free-to-air Hausa-language entertainment and lifestyle channel, announces a multi-year capacity lease with Eutelsat Communications on the EUTELSAT 16A satellite. Leveraging the satellite’s Ku-band footprint that sweeps across sub-Saharan Africa, the channel is shifting towards a new and higher quality of broadcasting service.

Televisa renews and expands capacity on Eutelsat satellites

Televisa renews and expands capacity on Eutelsat satellites

Press Releases   •   Apr 14, 2015 10:35 CEST

Televisa announces it has renewed and increased capacity on three satellites with coverage of the Americas operated by Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL). The multi-year, multi-transponder contract strengthening the longstanding relationship between Televisa and Eutelsat was announced at NAB in Las Vegas.

Eutelsat puts Ultra HD centre stage at MIPTV

Press Releases   •   Apr 09, 2015 15:01 CEST

Eutelsat supports MIPTV’s 4k focus: Getting ready for 4K/UHD

More digital choice for African TV viewers with the launch of My TV Smart, Ma TELE and Shashatee on the EUTELSAT 16A satellite

More digital choice for African TV viewers with the launch of My TV Smart, Ma TELE and Shashatee on the EUTELSAT 16A satellite

Press Releases   •   Mar 30, 2015 12:40 CEST

Strong Media SAL-Off-Shore has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat Communications that equips it to take its pay TV operations in Africa to a new level. SMO has leased capacity on the EUTELSAT 16A satellite to deploy a diversified range of English, French and Arabic-speaking television services over Sub-Saharan Africa.

Azam Media scales up capacity with Eutelsat to expand African Pay-TV Offer

Azam Media scales up capacity with Eutelsat to expand African Pay-TV Offer

Press Releases   •   Mar 10, 2015 10:09 CET

Azam Media, owned by Tanzanian conglomerate Bakhresa Group, is ramping up satellite capacity through a new transponder leased on the powerful EUTELSAT 7B satellite. Complementing capacity used on the copositioned EUTELSAT 7A satellite, it will host new services for the rapidly growing AzamTV pay-TV platform. The contract was announced today at Cabsat Dubai.

EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite in final stretch of manufacturing

EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite in final stretch of manufacturing

Press Releases   •   Mar 09, 2015 10:22 CET

The EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite of Eutelsat Communications is in the final stretch of manufacturing and on track for launch by an Ariane 5 rocket in mid-2015. The 5.8 tonne satellite has finished launch environment tests and is now going through a final round of payload performance checks at Thales Alenia Space’s factory in Cannes.

Students from Zimbabwe and Uganda shine in pan-African competition organised by MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat

Students from Zimbabwe and Uganda shine in pan-African competition organised by MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2015 16:50 CET

The winners of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards, the unique pan-African competition that sparks interest in science and space technology in young African students were announced tonight in Zambia. Joseph Mahiya from Zimbabwe wins essay prize. Hannah Kasule from Uganda wins poster prize.

United Group extends commercial relationship with Eutelsat

United Group extends commercial relationship with Eutelsat

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2015 12:17 CET

Gears up for increased HD channels for its Total TV platform in South-East Europe United Group and Eutelsat Communications are further consolidating their longstanding commercial relationship with the long-term extension of agreements for capacity on the EUTELSAT 16A satellite that provides premium reach of United Group’s target markets for the Total TV pay-TV platform.

Kyrgyz Republic throttles up transition to digital broadcasting with Eutelsat

Kyrgyz Republic throttles up transition to digital broadcasting with Eutelsat

Press Releases   •   Jan 27, 2015 12:52 CET

Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announced today at this year’s CSTB Expo in Moscow, that it has signed a multi-year agreement with RPO RMTR, the public broadcaster of the Kyrgyz Republic, that will accelerate the country’s switch to a fully digital broadcasting environment.

Eutelsat key video satellites broadcasting TV into 274 million homes in Europe, North Africa, Middle East

Eutelsat key video satellites broadcasting TV into 274 million homes in Europe, North Africa, Middle East

Press Releases   •   Jan 12, 2015 16:17 CET

Eutelsat TV Observatory shows strong uptick of homes receiving television directly or indirectly by satellite. Satellite confirmed as a core digital infrastructure.

West African media and technology experts assemble in Côte d’Ivoire to discuss the digital transition opportunity

West African media and technology experts assemble in Côte d’Ivoire to discuss the digital transition opportunity

Press Releases   •   Jan 06, 2015 10:09 CET

Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris : ETL) and the ATU (African Telecommunications Union) are combining their knowledge and experience to propose a conference in Abidjan on 15-16 December on the transition to digital broadcasting and telecommunications services across West Africa.