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Making a bid to gain full control of a company that offers ‘fibre in the sky’, satellite operator SES is launching a capital raising to fund the acquisition of the remaining shares in O3b Networks it doesn’t own.

Ramping up its Ultra HD capability as services finally come on-stream, satellite operator SES has launched a 24/7 Ultra HD test channel for transmitting High Dynamic Range (HDR) content.

In a burst of activity, leading satellite operator SES has closed a number of contracts in Africa and Asia providing direct-to-home (DTH) services for free-to-air (FTA) and cable TV operators.

Tunisian public broadcaster ONT has signed a multi-year capacity contract with Eutelsat to carry a free-to-air satellite (FTA) TV platform across North and West Africa.

Thaicom 8 is scheduled for launch into orbit at 78.5° East on 27 May by SpaceX, to provide broadcasting and data services across South Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa.

In a bid to enhance its growth strategy in a key market, satellite firm NovelSat has signed a transmission agreement with leading Japanese distributor Sanshin Electronics.

European teleport and broadcasting services provider STN is spearheading a new commercial initiative to help Asia Pacific content owners and broadcasters reach new audiences.

Cable Channels Nigeria (CCNL) has signed a multi-year agreement with satellite operator SES to provide a digital TV platform for the African country.