Advanced Television


AVIA: Satellite operators maintain positive outlook

Last week, the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) annual satellite conference, the Satellite Industry Forum, welcomed over 140 delegates and speakers including some of the satellite industry’s largest operators for a day of discussion on the challenges and growth opportunities of the satellite connectivity market valued at $11.2 billion (€10.3bn) in 2021, and projected to […]

June 12, 2023

Another 53 Starlinks prepped

SpaceX is targeting today (June 12th) to launch an additional 53 Starlink satellites into orbit, subject to the usual weather considerations. The launch, at 3.10pm (Florida time) continues the near-nonstop cadence of SpaceX overall activity. On the West Coast SpaceX is also targeting June 12th for a Falcon’s launch of the Transporter-8 mission to low-Earth […]

June 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

Azista BST Aerospace rolls out maiden satellite

Azista BST Aerospace has created a state-of-the-art 50,000-square-foot facility capable of supporting the production of 2 satellites per week. The first satellite, AFR, is an 80kg satellite built on a modular bus platform and hosts a wide-swath optical remote sensing payload with both panchromatic & multispectral imaging capabilities. AFR represents the first satellite of its […]

June 12, 2023

Ethiopian Airlines selects GX Aviation inflight broadband

Pan-African carrier Ethiopian Airlines, will offer advanced, high-speed inflight broadband to passengers onboard its upcoming Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, with GX Aviation provided by Inmarsat, recently acquired by Viasat, and selected through the Airbus Airspace Link HBCplus programme. As one of the launch airlines for inflight connectivity (IFC) through Airbus’s HBCplus programme, Ethiopian Airlines will benefit […]

June 9, 2023

Eutelsat, OneWeb demo multi-orbit offering

Representatives at the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) have taken part in a successful demonstration of combined Geo-stationary (GEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) multi-orbit capability from satellite companies and strategic partners, Eutelsat and OneWeb. The hands-on live demonstration which took place in May enabled the NATO attendees to get a feel for the […]

June 8, 2023

NovelSat selected for Australian government project

NovelSat, a specialist in content connectivity, has been chosen to advance broadband connectivity for a government project in Australia. By leveraging high-performance satellite connectivity, operating in a star architecture, NovelSat will enable faster and more secure communication across multiple locations throughout the country. NovelSat ‘s advanced satellite modem technology will provide seamless connectivity to government […]

June 8, 2023

Hughes launches OneWeb LEO in-flight solutions

Hughes Network Systems, an EchoStar, and OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, have agreed a Distribution Partner agreement to provide LEO connectivity services to the global airline market. As a worldwide OneWeb distributor, Hughes is launching new LEO in-flight connectivity (IFC) solutions, powered by the company’s electronically steered antenna (ESA), for airlines […]

June 7, 2023

Intelsat upgrades Japan Airlines connectivity

Satellite operator and Inflight Connectivity (IFC) provider Intelsat has reached an agreement with long-time customer Japan Airlines (JAL) to upgrade some 50 Boeing 737s and 767s to the company’s 2Ku inflight connectivity solution. “We value the trust that JAL has placed in Intelsat throughout our 10-year relationship,” stated Dave Bijur, senior vice president of Commercial […]

June 7, 2023

Panasonic secures major IFEC deals

In-flight Entertainment and Communication Systems (IFEC) supplier Panasonic Avionics and Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, have signed an agreement for the installation of the Astrova seat-end solution on up to 30 of its aircraft. Astrova, Panasonic Avionics’ next generation IFE seat-end solution, redefines the role of seatback IFE and […]

June 7, 2023

Thales, Netskrt partner for inflight streaming video

Technology firm Thales and Netskrt Systems, a provider of edge Content Delivery Networks (eCDNs) for Air, are collaborating to bring passengers full access to streaming video services while inflight. When hosted on Thales’ inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system, Netskrt’s edge content delivery network (eCDN) will provide content caching for a high-quality streaming experience of […]

June 7, 2023