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Israel’s Spacecom has secured Ku-band communications capacity on the AsiaSat 8 satellite, following the loss of its AMOS-6 satellite in a launch explosion in September.

Global media service provider and SES subsidiary MX1 has inked a multi-year contract to support pay-TV giant Sky in taking its first steps into free-to-air (FTA) TV in Germany and Austria.

Tigo will start to deploy its direct-to-home (DTH) service in January 2017, following its recent receipt of a satellite licence.

It has been revealed that Millicom’s Tigo was awarded with a direct-to-home (DTH) licence in September, but the move was hidden at the time to avoid confrontation with other cablecos.

Leading satellite operator Eutelsat is acclaiming the 2016 version of its awards as showing the vibrancy of the TV market and the commitment of TV professionals to produce content that captivates audiences globally.
SES has announced the pricing of a second hybrid bond offering, complementary to the first which was completed in June 2016. This brings the total quantum of hybrid debt to €1.3 billion.

Reliance Jio is planning to launch a direct-to-home (DTH) TV service in India on 15 December 2016, according to a local report.

Eutelsat and Nilesat satellites located in orbit at 7/8° West now reach 52.3 million homes in 14 Arab countries – up 2.6 million since 2014, the European satellite operator has announced.