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Afghanistan Broadcasting System (ABS) is to launch a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service called Ogaab HD+, following an agreement with satellite platform Eutelsat.

Continuing the channel’s broadcasts across the MENA and South West Asia markets, Turner Broadcasting Systems flagship news outlet CNN has renewed its carriage deal with UAE-based satellite broadcaster Yahlive.

Boosting its east African operations, satellite operator Eutelsat has signed simultaneous multi-year contracts with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation and the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters for video capacity on its EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite.

India’s latest communications satellite, GSAT-31 has been launched into space by Arianespace, alongside the Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 (HS-4/SGS-1) satellite.

Just as it is about to open new facilities within the coming weeks, UK satellite communications and space gateway Goonhilly Earth Station has announced that data centre industry veteran Chris Roberts has joined its executive team as head of data centre and cloud.

Thailand’s pay-TV operator TrueVisions has agreed terms to lease Ku-band satellite transponder space on Thaicom’s SpaceX delivered satellite Thaicom 8.

The National State TV and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus has revealed that it selected global media solutions provider Globecast to launch the HD variant of its international satellite channel Belarus 24.
Globecast belarus24 9Jan2019
Indian direct-to-home (DTH) TV operator Sun Direct is adding an extra transponder of satellite capacity to deliver more channels and services to its customers via Measat.