Canale 5 is back on Sky Italia today (Wednesday) after an absence of three years. The flagship Mediaset network has been granted the prominence of 105 in the Sky Guide. Canale 5 arrives in time for this weekend’s round of Nations League international football matches. Rete 4 and Italia Uno will also be joining the satellite and IP delivered platform, but to date no timetable has been set. The agreementRead More →

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 Broadband TV News. An additional distribution via Eutelsat would therefore no longer be justified for the intended coverage area ofRead More →

With a share of 32%, satellite DTH is the primary television reception mode in Europe, according to the Eutelsat TV Observatory. The TV Observatory zoomed in on general trends in DTH, cable, IPTV and DTT reception in more mature Western European markets where 15 countries were surveyed, accounting for 179 million TV homes. DTH is confirmed as the main mode for TV reception in Western Europe, up 7% to 58.1Read More →

Global Invacom, a leading innovator and manufacturer of technology to the global satellite industry, has launched a new chip-set that dramatically opens up the market for cost effective products, useable world-wide, for the distribution of multiple satellite TV services over fibre in residential MDUs, hotels and the enterprise. For the first time the Romeo & Juliet chip-set enables OEMs to develop their own range of FibreIRS™ compatible products for anyRead More →