Tag Archives: Satellite

Pay TV falls 3.8% in Uruguay and ends 2019 with 677 thousand subscribers

According to the last report published by the Uruguayan Communications Services Regulatory Unit (URSEC), the country ended 2019 with 677,290 pay TV subscribers, a 26,912 subscribers loss in relation to December 2018, which means a 3.8% less subscribers. At the same time, the country recorded 10,867 fewer clients compared to June 2019. The pay TV [...]

Hispasat to introduce new Amazonas Nexus satellite in 2022

The Spanish satellite operator Hispasat announced it will launch the new Amazonas Nexus satellite at the end of 2022, which will replace and expand the capacities of the Amazonas 2 one, in orbit 61° West. The new satellite will have coverage over the whole American continent, the North Atlantic corridor (air and maritime traffic area) [...]

Globosat makes 4K broadcasts trial with StarOne D1

According to information from the satellite EDS website, the Globosat 4K programming package trial version is available on the StarOne D1 (84.0° W) satellite, in C band. As reported by EDS, the programming package includes premium pay TV networks, such as Telecine Premium HD; Telecine Action HD; Telecine Touch HD; Telecine Pipoca HD; and others. [...]

Brazilian channels are delivered through new SES satellite solution

Brazilian TV watchers already have the possibility to receive several channels in the country through the new free Ku-band solution from SES on the SES-10 satellite, located at 67 degrees West. To make it possible for customers to have an easy access to the channels, broadcasters can send their content to the SES teleport, located [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]