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The HOTBIRD video neighbourhood of Eutelsat Communications has been selected by Switzerland’s Kabelio for the launch of a new direct-to-home HD platform that will be broadcast across the country and throughout Europe.
Eutelsat Kabelio 16Oct2020

African pay-TV operator Azam TV has completed the migration of its video platform from the Eutelsat 7B to Eutelsat 7C satellite, with a multi-year extension of the existing contract and an incremental capacity commitment.

In what it believes will be a key part of its ongoing digital transformation programme, SES has signed a multi-year agreement with Microsoft to be an Azure Orbital partner as well as to accelerate and expand the use of Microsoft Azure across its operations and jointly develop cloud-based video and data connectivity managed services.
SES cloud 23 Sep 2020

Satellite provider DISH Network has chosen Nokia’s cloud-native, 5G standalone Core software to help it build what it says will be the most advanced, fully automated, cloud-native 5G network in the US.
nokia networks core networks 30Dec2019

In a further expansion of the French international news channel in the continent, France 24 has reached an agreement for free-to-air broadcast of its English-language channel on South Africa’s leading free-to-air satellite TV service platform Openview.
OpenView 14Aug2020
Aiming to maximise viewership with the operator’s suite of managed media services, direct-to-home platform, video neighbourhoods, terrestrial fibre and ground-to-satellite uplinks, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has selected Intelsat to continue distributing content in Central Europe, Eastern Europe and across the Asia Pacific region.
Intelsat 37e 11Aug2020
Taking advantage of what it says is the “unique and unparalleled” coverage of the craft at the key neighbourhood, Brazilian operator 1Sat Telecomunicaçoes has launched BluTV, a new direct-to-home broadcast platform using the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite.

In what it calls a performance in line with expectations and continued underlying growth, in particular with its Networks division, satellite operator SES has released half year 2020 results with underlying and reported revenues falling back compared with a year ago.
SES BBC Studios 8 July 2020 lands