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Qatar blockade could impact Al Jazeera

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have decided to cut diplomatic relations with Qatar on Monday, close the borders and airspace. A move, which could also impact distribution of Qatar based broadcasters Al Jazeera and Bein Sports. A number of countries, including Egypt have already blcoked access […]

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ARD to leave Eutelsat Hotbird

German public broadcaster ARD will terminate the distribution of its main TV channel Das Erste on Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellite system at 13° East on March 31, 2017. The availability of ARD’s channels in Germany is now fully ensured through the satellites of SES Astra, an ARD Digital spokesman confirmed to […]

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Sky Q becomes standard box

Sky Q, the next generation receiver is being offered to new Sky customers as standard. The 4K compatible Sky Q Silver, launched in February, is part of the latest Sky TV Bundles at a monthly subscription of between £20 and £38 per month. Premium channels command an additional fee. Installation […]

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Summer time (finally)

It comes that time of the year. London SatMan is taking a bit of time off. Business will be closed from  Tuesday 9th July to Monday 15th July 2016 During this time support is still offered by email and I’ll do my best to reply to any enquiry within 48 […]

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Fransat gets new identity and goes all HD

French free-to-view satellite platform #Fransat on the Eutelsat satellite will be broadcasting all its channels in HD from December 1. At the same time, Fransat has launched a new brand identity. The DTH platform broadcasts all the digital terrestrial channels as a service to those people who have no access […]

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Ultra HD: an SES perspective

The number of planned Ultra HD channels delivered by satellite will exceed 1,000 worldwide by 2025, according to Mike Chandler, MD, SES UK. Speaking at the 4K in Focus conference in London, ahead of the start of the OTT TV World Summit, he added that the adoption of Ultra HD […]

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