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After notable failed satellite missions elsewhere, DirecTV is reporting the successful launch of two spacecraft that it says will significantly increase HD capacity, secure the future of 4K/Ultra HD and back up its existing fleet.

Sky Cable plans to spend P252 million on the rollout of a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service across the Philippines, according to local reports.

India, Russia and Brazil will lead the charge for a burgeoning satellite TV market over the next five years according to a report from Digital TV Research.

Spanish broadcast solutions provider Egatel is to present its wideband high efficiency TV transmitters and its new product line for satellite transceivers at Broadcast Asia 2015, to be held in Singapore between 2-5 June.

Arianespace is keeping up its mission cadence for 2015 with the launch of the dual-payload Ariane 5 tomorrow (27 May) from French Guiana that will orbit the DirecTV-15 and Sky México-1 direct-to-home (DTH) relay satellites for digital TV services.

Broadcast connectivity firm SIS LIVE is to provide live event streaming of the historic arrival of the three Cunard Queen cruise liners at the city of Liverpool on 25 May.

With the financial importance of the Rugby World Cup stated clearly by CEO Adam Crozier, ITV has entrusted SIS LIVE as its supplier of connectivity services throughout the event.

Within a Colombian satellite market that grew by 21% in 2014, DIRECTV and Telefónica's Movistar TV have taken the lead, garnering more than 1.2 million subs through their direct-to-home (DTH) platforms.