VIVACOM picks EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite for broadcast clients in Africa

VIVACOM, the leading provider of telecom services in Bulgaria, announced at IBC in Amsterdam the signature of a multi-year contract with Eutelsat for C-band capacity on the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite in order to expand its video business in Africa. VIVACOM’s ambition is to provide contribution services for international channels seeking carriage by major… Read More »

D-Day: Ariane 5 September 29 Liftoff

Will Carry Intelsat 37e And BSAT-4a Into Orbit Arianespace’s ninth launch of 2017 is now scheduled for September 29 on a dual-payload Ariane 5 mission to geostationary transfer orbit with Intelsat 37e (for the global operator Intelsat) and BSAT-4a (for Space Systems Loral in the framework of a turnkey contract for the Japanese operator B-SAT).… Read More »

Turkish Channel NATURAL TV Reaches West-African Audience with SES Video

The only private Turkish TV channel to broadcast in Africa relies on SES Video to maximize its reach NATURAL TV, a Turkish channel featuring health, agriculture, music and cultural content, is extending its reach to the West-African audience thanks to SES Video’s broadcasting services. Under the new agreement announced by SES, NATURAL TV will use… Read More »

Intersat Ltd signs new contract with Avanti Communications

Intersat Ltd. signs new contract with Avanti Communications: Contract will extend broadband connectivity across East Africa Intersat Ltd., a Service Provider of VSAT equipment, has signed a new contract with Avanti Communications, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Avanti’s HYLAS 2 Ka-band satellite will provide Intersat… Read More »

Middle East crisis heightens as Saudi Arabia ask Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera

Snapchat has blocked access to Al Jazeera’s news articles and videos in Saudi Arabia following a request from the government. Saudi Arabia told the social media company that the Al Jazeera Discover Publisher Channel violated local laws. “We make an effort to comply with local laws in the countries where we operate,” a Snapchat spokesperson… Read More »

Newtec Dialog® to Power BBC News

Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications has announced its Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform is being used by BBC News for its provision of IP connectivity over satellite. Newtec Dialog will allow the BBC’s news team to deploy mobile solutions capable of transmitting video, voice, files and… Read More »

SES announces the launch of O3b mPOWER

SES announced the launch of O3b mPOWER, a revolutionary and powerful networks system that will deliver efficient high-performance network communications to users all around the world. The rapidly expandable and highly scalable O3b mPOWER system will leverage innovative space and ground technologies, and enable SES Networks to deliver fully-managed services in the dynamic mobility, fixed… Read More »

DRC to Get Satellite-enabled High-speed Connectivity

SES Networks’ and Gilat Telecom, has expanded the satellite capacity under contract with SES Networks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, now topping more than 3.0 Gbps. Gilat has been providing Kinshasa, the capital and largest city in DRC, with expansive internet connectivity services for many years, and has seen unprecedented network reliability and resiliency… Read More »