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EUTELSAT KABELKIOSK’s cable platform gears up for Hybrid Tv – New collaboration with ROVI signed to support video on demand services.

May 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Cologne, 5 May 2011 The German affiliate of Eutelsat Communications and Rovi Corporation are combining their skills for the launch in third quarter 2011 of a Video On Demand service on KabelKiosk, the leading platform of TV channels and value added services provided by Eutelsat Germany for digital cable operators in continental Europe. Rovi is [...]

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Eutelsat Communications third quarter 2010-2011 revenues increase 10%. Full year 2010-2011 revenue expectations revised upward.

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Paris 10 May 2011 – Eutelsat Communications published its financial report for the third quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2011. Excellent third quarter and nine month revenues have been reported, with growth fuelled by all of its  activities, which continued to benefit from the in-orbit resources launched over the past two years. Revenues [...]

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Russian satellite communications company and Eutelsat Communications announce the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding for a new satellite for Russia on 36° East.

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Moscow, Paris 10 May 2011 – The Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), Russia’s state satellite operator, and Eutelsat Communications announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will expand their longstanding strategic partnership in satellite communications. According to the MOU, a new satellite will be launched in 2015 to 36 degrees East, the [...]

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Last Shuttle with ESA astronaut lifts off to Space Station to hunt ‘dark matter’.

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Cape Canaveral, Paris 18 May 2011 – Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted off on Monday may 16th on her last mission to the International Space Station. Following launch of the STS-134 mission, Endeavour is heading towards a docking with the Station. ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori and his five crewmates will spend 16 days in space on [...]

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Slovenia National TV renews broadcast relationship with Eutelsat with a new 10-year contract at the HOT BIRD neighbourhood.

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Paris, 6 May 2011 – Radiotelevizija Slovenia has extended its longstanding relationship with Eutelsat Communications with the signature of a new 10-year contract for capacity at the flagship HOT BIRD™ video neighbourhood. The new long-term agreement was signed by Marko Filli, Director General of Slovenia’s national public broadcaster and Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO. RTV [...]

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Thales Alenia Space to supply new version of EGNOS system to ESA to enhance GPS performance.

April 27, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Cannes, April 21, 2011 – Thales Alenia Space announced that it has signed a 54.5 million euro contract with the European Space Agency (ESA), acting on behalf of the European Commission, to supply a new version of EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System), incorporating improvements that are indispensable for enhanced operability. The 28-month contract will [...]

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Ariane 5’s second launch of 2011: Yahsat Y1A and Intelsat New Dawn in orbit.

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Kourou, April 22, 2011 – On Friday, April 22, Arianespace orbited two communications satellites: Yahsat Y1A, built by Astrium and Thales Alenia Space for Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJsc (Yahsat) of the United Arab Emirates, and Intelsat New Dawn, built by Orbital Sciences Corporation for New Dawn Satellite Company Ltd., a joint venture between [...]

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EUTELSAT announces new commercial contract between SKYLOGIC and AVONLINE to provide TOOWAY™ broadband services to the UK via the KASat Satellite.

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Paris, 20 April 2011 – Eutelsat Communications announced a new contract between its broadband subsidiary, Skylogic, and UK satellite communications specialist, Avonline, to sell broadband services in the UK via KA-SAT, the first European High Throughput Satellite. The contract, valued at up to €5 million, will allow Avonline to sell Eutelsat’s next generation Tooway™ satellite [...]

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GlobeCast Selects Eutelsat’s EUROBIRD™ 9A Satellite to Launch HD Distribution Platform.

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NAB, Las Vegas – To respond to increasing HD demand from its clients, GlobeCast announced that it has concluded a five-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for a third transponder on the EUROBIRD™ 9A satellite, which will carry a full HD DVB-S2 platform. GlobeCast, a subsidiary of France Telecom/Orange, is a leading provider of media management [...]

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Fifty years ago the first man in space.

April 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Rome, April 12th , 2011 – “The world’s first spaceship, Vostok, with a man on board, was launched into orbit from the Soviet Union on 12 April 1961. The pilot space-navigator of the satellite-spaceship Vostok is a citizen of the USSR, Flight Major Yuri Gagarin.” To the world of 1961, this was an electrifying announcement, [...]

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