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Licensees fined for Sky Sport piracy

Barry Stapleton and Michaela Stapleton, the Licensees of the Devonport Arms in Paignton, Devon in the southwest of England, have been found guilty, in their absence, of three offences related to the dishonest broadcast of Sky televised programming. UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT brought the criminal prosecution against the Licensees at Plymouth Magistrates Court, […]

May 30, 2023By Colin Mann

Inmarsat chiefs standing down post-merger

Inmarsat has announced that Rajeev Suri will stand down as chief executive on completion of the company’s sale to Viasat. Suri has been nominated by the shareholder consortium that acquired Inmarsat in 2019 to serve as a Board Director of Viasat upon completion of the sale. He will also be involved with ensuring a smooth […]

May 26, 2023By Colin Mann

Eutelsat wins US distribution client

Eutelsat says that Orby Elevate has selected its Eutelsat 117 West A satellite for the distribution of its first major mainstream English language Direct-to-Home (DTH) TV services over the United States. Orby Elevate offers a mix of secular and religious video services to US-based customers. Located at 116.8° West, Eutelsat 117 West A provides coverage […]

May 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

DISH Network confirms 300k affected by data hack

US pay-TV operator DISH Network has confirmed a recent ransomware attack which impacted 300,000 names, mostly employees. The confirmation of the attack, which happened in February, emerged in legal documents submitted to Maine’s Attorney General, and stated that while customer databases were unaffected the hackers accessed employee records during the cyber-attack. The initial attack caused […]

May 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

US cablecos abandon own TV choices

Wilkes Communications and River Street Networks has joined a growing number of cable operators who are switching off TV services for their subscribers. Wilkes and River Street are joining Frontier, WOW!, Sparklight Cable/Cable One and CenturyLink, all of which have instead adopted broadband-based entertainment in place of their curated TV options. For example, Wilkes/River Street, […]

May 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Arabsat’s BADR-8 readies launch

SpaceX has scheduled the launch of Arabsat’s latest satellite for May 23rd. Launch is scheduled for 11.25 pm Florida-time, but the mission launch is very much subject to local weather considerations. A back-up launch could happen exactly 24-hours later if weather halts the mission. BADR-8 is a latest next-generation geostationary Eurostar Neo satellite from Airbus. […]

May 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Free TV Telly scheme launches

Free ad-supported television upgrade initiative Telly, the brainchild of Pluto TV co-founder Ilya Pozin, has emerged from a 24-month stealth period during which the company developed what it says is the first Dual Screen Smart TV. The new form factor combines the cinematic picture quality of a 55” 4K HDR Theatre Television Display with a […]

May 15, 2023By Colin Mann

Intelsat selects Babeleye’s Metadata for Africa

Babeleye, the specialists in TV & entertainment metadata for video platforms, has announced that satellie operato Intelsat is using Babeleye’s rich metadata to power VideoNow in Africa. VideoNow by Intelsat, in conjunction with EasyBroadcast, is a service for viewers looking for free-to-air (FTA) content on DTH platforms. Through VideoNow, viewers are able to find and […]

May 15, 2023

Eutelsat Q3: Video downturn

Eutelsat continues to suffer a downturn in its Broadcast division revenues. Its Q3 numbers, released on May 11th, reported an overall decline in revenues of 7 per cent with its Broadcast division falling back (y-o-y) of 9.3 per cent as reported. Government Services also fell back 9.3 per cent (and a worrying 13.4 per cent […]

May 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

SES claims 369m homes

SES has announced the results of its annual Satellite Monitor market research, a survey that tracks satellite TV’s reach across a wide range of global regions and industry metrics. SES now delivers more than 8,000 channels to a total of 369 million TV homes worldwide, an increase of three million over the previous year, confirming […]

May 10, 2023By Chris Forrester