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Venezuela's public telco Cantv has seen impressive growth of its direct-to-home (DTH) platform during 2014, adding nearly 170,000 new subs and gathering over one out of three subscriptions to satellite platforms in the country.

MEASAT is participating in a live demonstration of the satellite DVB-S2X and terrestrial DVB-T2 hybrid 4K 60p transmission system at the ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium in Kuala Lumpur.

Japan's Nippon TV has completed what is claimed to be the first DVB-S2X 2556APSK satellite transmission, ahead of rolling out its next-generation video network.

Pan-Arab satellite news channel Sky News Arabia is launching a two-hour roundtable TV show called Newsroom in early March.

Satellite operator Eutelsat has confirmed that its 115 West B platfrom, its first all-electric craft, is scheduled for launch by SpaceX using the Falcon 9 rocket on 1 March.

Indian TV network Sri Adhikari Brothers (SAB) has launched its fifth Hindi channel, Dillagi, on national free-to-air and subscription-based satellite channels.

Top US satellite firm DISH Network has announced that president and CEO Joe Clayton will retire from the company in March, and founder Charlie Ergen will step in.

DirecTV is mulling the launch of an over-the-top (OTT) service, but CEO Mike White is far from sold on the idea.