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Just over a week after it first reported trouble with the craft, Intelsat has conceded that the anomaly it revealed with its 29e satellite has resulted in a total loss of service.

SpaceX has successfully launched Saudi Arabia’s Arabsat 6A satellite in its first commercial Falcon Heavy mission, and pulled off a triple booster landing at Cape Canaveral in Florida.

It may, like its rivals in the satellite TV arena, have hit headwinds over the last twelve months but operator SES expanded business in 2018 to deliver video to 355 million homes, up four million in a year.

OTT and IPTV software solutions provider Anevia has embarked upon a partnership with file and live content delivery firm Quadrille to offer OTT over satellite.

Qatar’s second satellite, Es’hailSat-2, has entered commercial service providing broadcast, broadband and other communications services across the Middle East and North Africa.

Global television news network RT has further expanded both its overall geographic reach and its French-language coverage by introducing RT France HD in the MENA region via Yahlive’s MENA beam.

Kathmandu-based Himalaya TV HD (HTV) has sealed a carriage deal across Nepal and the Asia-Pacific with regional satellite operator Measat.

In what the operator says is an important milestone in the construction of the craft at Thales Alenia Space facilities in Cannes, Eutelsat has announced the successful mating of the platform and payload of its KONNECT satellite.