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In a huge coup for the UK subscription-free satellite TV service, Freesat has been cleared by the BBC Trust to offer live pay sports services delivered via broadband.

Bangladesh has its first direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service after the launch of RealVU by operator Beximco Communications at outlets in Dhaka, Sylhet and Chittagong.

The EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite, launched on 9 March, is now fully powered up and ready for service across Brazil and Latin America.

Somaliland National Television (SLNTV) has sealed a deal to lease satellite capacity on Thaicom 5 as well as contracting the Asian operator to design, install and commission an uplink facility.

Leading satellite operator SES says that the execution of its strategy has delivered solid financial results over the first quarter of its current financial year.

India’s first generation high throughput communication satellite GSAT-11 will be launched at the end of 2016 or early in 2017, the country’s Minister for Space Jitendra Singh has announced.

Indonesian pay-TV operator Transvision has teamed up with Turner to launch the US network’s regional entertainment channels Oh!K and Warner TV.

Argentina’s new government is strongly refocusing the country’s telecoms policies towards a more liberal model and is considering privatizing 49% of the public telco Arsat.