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Hong Kong’s AsiaSat Posts Increased Profits For 2018 – ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ For 2019

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited – AsiaSat – one of Asia’s leading satellite operator, announced on 8 March 2019 its financial results for the full-year ended 31 December 2018. Financial Highlights: 2018 revenue was up 6% to HK$1,442 million (U.S.$183.7 million) from HK$1,354 million (U.S.$172.49 million) in 2017, driven by …

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UAE’s YahLive To Broadcast RT France HD In The Middle East

Global television news network RT expands its partnership with Yahlive, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite joint venture between world leading satellite operator SES and the UAE satellite company Yahsat, by introducing RT France HD to French speakers in the MENA region via Yahlive’s MENA beam. For the next three years, RT …

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Qatar’s Es’hail-2 Communications Satellite Starts Commercial Service

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has announced that its recently launched satellite, Es’hail-2, entered commercial service to serve government, broadcast and telecommunications sectors in Middle East and North Africa. Es’hail-2, designed with Ka-band spot beams and Ku-band wide beams, joins Es’hail-1 at 25.5⁰E / 26.0°E MENA broadcast hotspot and will …

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SES-12 Communications Satellite Now Operational Over Asia-Pacific And The Middle East

SES has announced that its newest satellite, SES-12, is now ready to serve its video, fixed data, mobility and government customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The powerful satellite, which is designed with state-of-the-art wide beams and high throughput beams, will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East. SES-12 is …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: GVF – Continuing the Satellite Discussion, CABSAT 2019

By Martin Jarrold In 2019 CABSAT returns to its traditional March calendar slot and once again the Dubai exhibition will be complemented with an important Global VSAT Forum (GVF) programme of key satellite industry themes which will afford a high-profile to participating speakers and supporting sponsor organizations. The GVF Satellite …

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Afghanistan Broadcasting System Selects Eutelsat To Provide Capacity For DTH Platform

Eutelsat Communications and Afghanistan Broadcasting System (ABS) have signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract for video capacity on the EUTELSAT-53A satellite. ABS will use EUTELSAT-53A’s Ku-band resources over Central Asia to provide nationwide coverage for the launch of its new DTH platform, Oqaab HD+. This platform will be enriched in the …

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Eutelsat Leases Video Capacity On EUTELSAT-8 West B To Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation And Association Of Ethiopian Broadcasters

Eutelsat Communications has signed simultaneous multi-year contracts with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation and the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters for video capacity on its EUTELSAT-8 West B satellite. The aggregate of these contracts represents multi-transponder capacity, including incremental resources. Leveraging EUTELSAT-8 West B satellite’s dedicated coverage of Ethiopia, both media groups …

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Australia’s Sydney Teleport Services To Establish Gateway With PSSI Teleport In Pittsburgh

PSSI Global Services and Sydney Teleport Services (STS) are collaborating to establish a gateway between PSSI International Teleport (PIT) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the STS teleport in Sydney, Australia. This connection expands both companies’ broadcast footprints to cover the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. This new bidirectional connection means PSSI …

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Thailand’s Thaicom Reveals Shrunk Revenue In Latest Financial Results

Thaicom Public Company Limited (THCOM), Thailand’s first satellite operator, today announced financial results for the full-year ended 31 December 2018. The Company’s consolidated revenue from sales of goods and rendering of services for 2018 was Baht 6,008 million (U.S.$191 million), a decrease of 10.2% from Baht 6,689 million U.S.$212 million) …

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Arianespace Successfully Lofts Communications Satellites For India, Saudi Arabia

Arianespace has successfully orbited two telecommunications satellites: the Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 condosat for operators King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Hellas Sat; and GSAT-31 for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Arianespace’s first launch of the year took place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019 …

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