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In what it says has been a vindication of its plan to build differentiated capabilities in four market verticals, satellite operator SES has reported 2.7% growth in revenue and its highest ever contract backlog for its fiscal 2016.

Furthering its focus on the US, video-on-demand (VOD) provider SPI International/FILMBOX Channels has engaged Eutelsat Americas to distribute ten HD and one Ultra HD channel to homes across the Americas.

After adding 240 HDTV channels in 2016, representing 30% growth, leading satellite operator Eutelsat has marked a milestone with the thousandth high-definition (HD) channel carried across its fleet.

International Turkish news platform TRT World has embarked upon an expansion of its global distribution over the SES satellite fleet.

Arabsat’s Badr-4 is to offer a Tunisian broadcast platform by the end of the second quarter of 2017, following an agreement between the regional satellite operator and Tunisia’s state broadcaster.

Millicom’s Tigo has commercially launched its satellite TV operation in Paraguay as local cablecos voice their opposition to its direct-to-home (DTH) licence.

It has been an excellent 12 months for SES German subsidiary HD Plus which has revealed that subscribers to its HD+ bundle have grown 15% year-on-year to 2.112 million, with an additional 850,000 households in a free test phase.

Qatar satellite company Es’hailSat has signed a contract to give Total TR Medya exclusive rights to resell its products and services to end users in the Republic of Turkey.