SATELLITE: ACCELERATING DIGITAL TRANSITION
Digital homes in Africa will grow to 75 million by 2021. Satellite and terrestrial are the two key infrastructures that will drive successful digital transition
HbbTV: satellite brings in interactive TV
Ralph Edeine explains how the HbbTV standard is setting the pace for interactive television
VIVACOM picks EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite for broadcast clients in Africa
VIVACOM, the leading provider of telecom services in Bulgaria, today 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.
Eutelsat’s Sat.tv app now available on connected TVs
Eutelsat Communications today announced at the IBC show in Amsterdam that its Sat.tv app, the smart programme guide available through tablets and smartphones, is now running on connected TVs using the HbbTV standard. Available for free channels broadcasting from Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD and 7/8° West video neighbourhoods, Sat.tv helps viewers browse through hundreds of free channels and track their ...
Eutelsat and Globecast renew partnership to further drive HDTV growth at the HOTBIRD video neighbourhood
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, have renewed capacity on a multi-year basis at the HOTBIRD video position.
Eutelsat and V-Nova partner on unique HD studio-quality video contribution solution
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and V-Nova Ltd. are unveiling at this year’s IBC a new satellite-delivered studio-quality HD contribution solution that for the first time offers broadcasters and video service providers a true alternative or back-up to fibre in terms of quality and bandwidth-efficiency.
Joyne selects Eutelsat for flexible new pay-TV offer for Dutch homes and recreational market
Joyne, a new multi-channel TV venture for Dutch viewers and the country’s recreational market, has selected the EUTELSAT 9B satellite as its platform to reach viewers in the Netherlands and across Europe.
Armenia’s SHANT TV launches new HD platform at Eutelsat HOTBIRD neighbourhood
Armenia’s first all-HD pay-TV offer available from 15 July to homes in Europe, Middle East and European parts of Russian Federation
Delivering major sporting events to screens around the world
The Tour de France is the third most-watched sports event in the world. As with all major sports events, broadcasters need to deliver to their audiences rapidly, often from difficult-to-reach environments and for very specific time periods. Eutelsat’s Sales and Reservation Centre and Occasional Use manager, Christelle Preioni, explains how the team helps deliver coverage of this and other events.
Sport propels growing popularity of Ultra HD
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
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’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.