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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 !

Key highlights : 


January

EUTELSAT 9B plays leading role in opening up the SpaceDataHighway, carrying EDRS-A into space, first node of the European Data Relay System  


February

Here’s to a new record: threshold of 6,000 TV channels passed on our fleet!


March 

Blueprint for future broadband satellites: EUTELSAT 65 West A hosts unique Q/V payload to test Extremely High Frequencies (EHF)  


April 

Free-to-air programme navigation made easy for millions of HOTBIRD viewers with launch of smart EPG app Sat.tv. On its way to 1m downloads!


May

Our VP of Humanitarian Affairs Simon Gray presents coordinated efforts of sat industry in emergency connectivity at the World Humanitarian Summit, pursuing on the Crisis Connectivity Charter principles  


June

Tomorrow’s TV scores big: record live broadcast in UHD for RAI and tivusat, with 7 games of the EURO 2016 carried on HOTBIRD satellites  


July

Sat TV gets on the multi-screen bandwagon with Tricolor TV first to adopt innovative SmartBeam service for mobile devices  


August

Sat broadband in Brazil steps up with Hughes Net launch of services for enterprises and consumers via EUTELSAT 65 West A  


September

Hot trend in the UHD business, HDR makes its entrance on our fleet via a new demo channel: HOTBIRD 4k2 HDR  


October

Bridging Africa’s digital divide is the focus of broadband venture Konnect Africa. Commercial service launching in 2017 using Yahsat high-throughput resources


November

Broadcasting at its Finest! 12 brilliant channels crowned in Milan at #TheETVA for their creativity, innovation and audience engagement  


December

Curtains up on our special 40 year anniversary logo! Here’s to 40 Years of Looking up to the Stars!