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The Hispasat 36W-1 satellite has reached its final orbital position at 36° West and it will begin to offer comms services over South America and Europe.
The UK’s subscription-free satellite TV service Freesat has revealed a strong financial year, selling 904,000 TVs and set-top boxes (STBs), an increase of 90% year-on-year.

TV channel Euronews has changed frequency on Arabsat, hopping onto the satellite operator’s BADR-4 spacecraft with wide coverage across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Intelsat and Globecast have signed an agreement to distribute the English version of TRT World in HD to cable outlets in Asia and Latin America.

Satellite TV provider DISH has added an integration with Amazon Alexa so that customers in the US with a Hopper or Wally and an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap can control their TV programming hands-free.

AsiaSat’s largest ever satellite has been passed ready for shipment to its launch site in Kazakhstan, following a review meeting with manufacturer Space Systems Loral (SSL).

Telefónica is revamping its pay-TV offer in Peru, as it renames its channels to strengthen the Movistar brand.

Pan-Arab broadcaster MBC is now broadcasting its HD and MBC Pro Sports channels across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) solely via the Arabsat satellite fleet located in orbit at 26°E.