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A peek into 2016 first month highlights

News   •   Jan 18, 2016 11:17 CET

Eutelsat Quantum, the partnership with Facebook, the first all-electric satellite, SmartLNB technology, the first live worldwide UHD broadcast… these are some of the major announcements we made in 2015 in response to client and user expectations for a wider satellite experience. 2016 has just started and is set to follow the same trend as the upcoming highlights show.

Aiming high : three launches in three months

Three satellites will follow one other into space in quick succession in the coming weeks to provide continuity and expansion capacity across Europe with EUTELSAT 9B and across Latin America with EUTELSAT 65 West A and EUTELSAT 117 West B. Ready to support broadcast delivery of key sporting events, including Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympic Games, these new satellites will enable communities around the world to enjoy highly-awaited TV moments.

Reaching for the stars : DStv Eutelsat Star Awards’ 5th edition

Building on the partnership initiated with MultiChoice Africa in 2011, February marks a new phase in Eutelsat’s commitment to support science education. Over the past five years, the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards has encouraged African students to develop their interest in science and their appreciation of satellites for driving economic growth across the continent. The next winners of this pan-African competition will be announced on February 9in Nairobi, Kenya.

Feet on the ground : meet us at CSTB, Satellite 2016 and CABSAT

Taking the pulse of the industry, meeting clients and forging partnerships will be high on our agenda over the next three months. Our teams will be on the road to connect with industry and clients at key shows and events across our global footprint. We invite you to meet us in Moscow at CSTB from January 26-28, in Washington at Satellite 2016 from March 7-10 or in Dubai at CABSAT from March 8-10.

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