The impact of the German analogue switch-off at the end of April 2012 has rippled through to the latest quarterly results from leading satellite operator SES.
High definition television (HDTV) may take over five years to take hold in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) due to the limited number of available HD channels in the region, according to an executive from satellite operator Arabsat.
Russian satellite company RSCC and Eutelsat have selected Astrium to build the Express-AMU1/Eutelsat 36C satellite.
DISH Network has topped the list of best satellite services from BestSatelliteProviders.com, an independent satellite reviews site.
BestSatelliteProviders.com evaluates each satellite TV provider's packages, video recording capabilities, channels and customer service, including small and rural operators. The reviews are independently conducted by multiple staff members and then compared to rank the top satellite TV provider.
DISH narrowly edged DIRECTV, notably by offering 2TB of recording capacity compared to DIRECTV's 1TB, and offering the ability to record six shows at once on the Hopper DVR as opposed to five on DIRECTV's Genie.
After the BestSatelliteProviders.com team spoke to consumers, it said it discovered that most people prefer the options that satellite TV provides over cable. "Cable is becoming increasingly expensive and the options are limited when compared to the leading satellite TV providers," the company said.
Uruguay´s Government has withdrawn permission for Claro TV to start broadcasting in the country. Carlos Slim´s company was ready to launch its DTH service in Uruguay but now the Government has decided to revoke the licence granted by telecoms regulator Ursec.
On 17 May, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will face off in the Spanish football league's Copa del Rey. The game, a derbi madrileño, will be shown exclusively in Latin America on DIRECTV Sports in standard digital, HD and via live streaming on directvsports.net.