Eutelsat’s KONNECT satellite ready to ship to launch site
The all-electric KONNECT communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), for the international operator Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) is now undergoing final preparation prior to being shipped to the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, for a launch planned mid-January 2020.
EUTELSAT 5 West B delivered to Baikonur Cosmodrome for pre-launch preparation
Eutelsat Communications announces the safe arrival of EUTELSAT 5 West B at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where it is due for launch on a Proton Breeze M rocket on September 30, overseen by International Launch Services.
Eutelsat’s Sat.tv app expands to vibrant 7/8° West video neighbourhood
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announced today at Cabsat Dubai that Sat.tv, its mobile programme guide, is expanding to include free-to-air channels broadcasting from its popular 7/8° West neighbourhood.
SPI signs deal with Eutelsat to pursue international expansion across the Americas
SPI International/FILMBOX Channels Group, a rapidly-expanding global media company, has signed a multi-year multi-satellite agreement with Eutelsat Americas, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) to distribute ten HD channels and one Ultra HD channel to homes across the Americas.
Claudie Haigneré, first European female astronaut to chair Jury of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards
Nearly 6,000 secondary school students have entered the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition since it was established by Eutelsat and MultiChoice Africa in 2011. The sixth edition shows sustained interest from African learners aged 14 to 19, adding fresh impetus to the mission shared by MultiChoice and Eutelsat to encourage young minds to positively change their world.
EUTELSAT 117 West B all-electric satellite fully charged and now in commercial service
Commercialised by the Eutelsat Americas affiliate, EUTELSAT 117 West B is the second all-electric satellite in Eutelsat’s fleet.
Eutelsat's 12 days of Christmas
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!
Satellite communications, an alternative for the Haitian population after Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew, considered the most damaging hurricane to hit the Caribbean since 2007, claimed numerous lives and devastated what it found in its path. The impact has been particularly significant in Haiti, a country where infrastructure was already limited.
Eutelsat puts Africa broadband programme back on track with multi-year capacity agreement with Yahsat
Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi-based international satellite operator, have signed a multi-year capacity agreement giving Broadband for Africa, Eutelsat’s African broadband venture, access to high-performance commercial Ka-band capacity for broadband services across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Eric Moltzau joins Eutelsat America Corp. as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy
Eutelsat America Corp., the Washington DC-based affiliate of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL), specialising in broadband and data solutions to support government services, oil and gas industries and enterprise customers, announces the appointment of Eric Moltzau as Senior Vice President Business Development and Strategy.
Eutelsat selects Airbus Defence and Space and Orbital ATK to build replacement video satellite for 5° West neighbourhood
Eutelsat Communications has selected Airbus Defence and Space and Orbital ATK to build a new satellite for the key 5° West orbital position serving mainly video markets in Europe and North Africa. Under the terms of the agreement Airbus Defence and Space will build the satellite’s payload while the platform will be manufactured by Orbital ATK.
IBC 2016: Eutelsat fast forwards in the video age
Some of the innovations that Eutelsat Communications is displaying at this year’s IBC include the latest in Ultra HD broadcasting, newly-launched solutions for satellite delivery of IP-native content, and smart ways to navigate through the exceptional line-up of channels broadcast from the popular HOT BIRD video neighbourhood.
ViaSat, Eutelsat in-flight Internet partnership wins new European service contract
ViaSat Inc. and Eutelsat Communications continue to execute on their strategy to deliver high-quality satellite-based Internet connectivity to the commercial air market in Europe. Finnair announced today it has signed an agreement with ViaSat to install a high-speed wireless Internet network across the airline’s entire Airbus A320 series short-haul fleet flying in Europe.
Eutelsat first in the world to achieve new quality certification from World Teleport Association (WTA)
The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced that Eutelsat Communications has achieved Full Tier 4 Certification for its Paris-Rambouillet teleport in France under WTA’s recently launched Teleport Certification Programme. Tier 4 is the highest of four quality tiers and the Paris-Rambouillet Teleport is the first in the world to achieve that level of Certification.
InfraMed invests in Eutelsat’s ‘Broadband for Africa’ satellite venture
Eutelsat Communications and InfraMed have entered into an agreement whereby InfraMed becomes a c.21% shareholder in ‘Broadband for Africa’, the venture set up by Eutelsat to provide satellite broadband services on the African continent.
Eutelsat and Space Systems Loral test potential of Extremely High Frequencies (EHF) on EUTELSAT 65 West A as a blueprint for future broadband systems
Eutelsat Communications and Space Systems Loral have successfully carried out transmissions in Extremely High Frequencies (EHF) using an experimental payload flown into space on the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite.
EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite goes live at 65° West
Eutelsat Communications announces that its EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite, launched on 9 March, is now fully powered up and ready for service across Brazil and Latin America. The satellite inaugurates Eutelsat’s presence at the 65° West position, a premier location for broadcasting in Brazil.
Eutelsat selects all-electric satellite from Space Systems Loral to expand broadcasting in Africa, Middle East, Turkey
EUTELSAT 7C satellite to take capacity and flexibility at key 7° East video neighbourhood to new level Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) has entrusted Space Systems Loral (SSL) with the manufacture of a high-power broadcast satellite to serve markets in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Turkey.
EUTELSAT 9B satellite gets to work
The EUTELSAT 9B satellite of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) has been fully powered up and is now providing TV services to homes across Europe.
EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite speeds into space
The successful lift-off of the Ariane rocket carrying the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite into space lit up the night sky today in Kourou, French Guiana. The Ariane launcher ferrying Eutelsat’s newest satellite into space took off on 9 March at 02.20 (05.20 UTC) and delivered EUTELSAT 65 West A into its transfer orbit after a 27-minute flight.