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Eutelsat’s 172B satellite has entered commercial service after becoming the fastest satellite to reach geostationary orbit using electric propulsion.

Brazilian regional television broadcaster TV Catarina has become the latest television programmer to join Intelsat 14, the company’s new satellite video neighbourhood covering the Latin America region.

Argentina is considering allowing telcos and cable providers to offer direct-to-home (DTH) services.

Australian Direct-to-Home television provider TV Plus has renewed a multi-year satellite services agreement to deliver global content to local viewers in its domestic territory and New Zealand via the Intelsat 19 satellite located at 166° East.

Angola is preparing for a 7 December launch of its first communications satellite, AngoSat-1, by the Russia Space Corporation Engergia (RKK Energiya).

Aiming to enable the company to drive a product development strategy that it claims will offer customers the most innovative video services across its global footprint, Eutelsat has appointed Gerry O’Sullivan as its executive vice president, global TV and video.

Satellite TV reception in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has continued to increase its market share compared with terrestrial and IPTV, and now reaches 59 million homes, according to Eutelsat’s latest industry survey on TV trends across MENA.

State broadcaster Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) has been told by the Government to prepare for the launch of direct-to-home (DTH) television services.