Tag Archives: Satellite

DirecTV to stop buying satellites, to focus on online video business

AT&T, owner of DTH operator DirecTV, announced that is finished buying satellites. Instead, it will focus on growing its online video business. The announcement was made by John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications, in a meeting with analysts. Weve launched our last satellite, Donovan said. In turn, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that AT&T has [...]

Peru TV improves its DTT signal and plans the international cannel launching in HD after new deal with Intelsat

Peruvian public channel Peru TV, part of the Instituto Nacional de Radio y Televisión, resign their contract with satellite Company Intelsat in order to bring quality and range over the Peruvian territory for their DTT channel, and also settle facing the launching of their international signal in high definition. Locally, Peru TV continues using Intelsat [...]

Second Bolivian satellite to offer more capacity

Ivan Zambrana, director of the Bolivian Space Agency (ABE in Spanish) said that the new Bolivian satellite will have a capacity 10 times bigger than the Túpac Katari satellite, since it will have more than 10,000 MHz of bandwidth, reported La Razón. Currently, the new satellite is in the process of being approved. “A project [...]

Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 becomes operational

Hispasat announced that Amazonas 5 satellite is now in its final 61° West orbital position and has begun to offer the telecommunications services for which it was designed after having successfully passed the exhaustive testing carried out in space. The new satellite offers coverage over the entire American continent and has an estimated useful life [...]

Chile to create law against pirate set-top boxes

The Chilean senate is working on a bill that seeks to sanction the commercialization and use of satellite set-top boxes for illegal pay TV operations. The Transport and Telecommunications Commission dispatched the bill last week, which introduces changes in the general Telecommunications Law. Diario Financiero reported that the initiative seeks to attack piracy, which according [...]

Arsat wants to enter the Brazilian market

The president of the Argentine telecommunications company Arsat, Rodrigo De Loredo, met last week with Juarez Martinho Quadros, president of Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) in order to analyze possibilities to provide satellite services in that country using Arsat-2 satellite. At the meeting, De Loredo expressed the intention of Arsat to enter the Brazilian market [...]

Chile complements DTT coverage with DTH

Digital TV in Chile is beginning to take shape in order to complete the analogue switch-off in 2020. The main broadcasters are already operating in DTT in the capital Santiago. However, to cover those areas where there are few or no coverage at all, the free-to-air channels has joined to implement a DTH solution. Mario [...]

Argentina suspended the construction of the Arsat-3 satellite

  The Government of Argentina decided to suspend the construction of the third satellite of national industry, Arsat-3, which the previous administration had begun, by claiming lack of necessary funds, according to local newspaper El Cronista.   The CEO of the state company Arsat, Rodrigo De Loredo, told the Argentine economic newspaper that first it [...]

EchoStar to finally launch satellite for 45° West position to provide TV services in Brazil

American satellite company EchoStar will finally place in 2016 a satellite in the allotted 45° West position over Brazil to offer television services, said the company’s CEO, Mike Dugan, during the presentation of results for the fourth quarter of 2015.   EchoStar XXIII DBS satellite is scheduled to be launched in a Falcon 9 rocket [...]