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In the latest of its deployment of its core video system in Latin America, Telefónica has launched Movistar TV HD in Guatemala via a direct-to-home (DTH) pay-TV platform covering the whole country.

Eurovision Media Services, in collaboration with its long-term satellite partner, Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (AsiaSat), will use AsiaSat 5 to deliver the Taipei 2017 Universiade across the Asia Pacific region.

The Baltics subsidiary of Modern Times Group-owned Viasat has inked a major package deal with producer/distributor Prime Entertainment Group for more than 90 episodes of its cinema-related series.

Having flown in from SSL facilities in Palo Alto, Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 satellite will now undergo pre-launch tests at the Baikonur spaceport.

Carrying on with an excellent year which saw subscribers to its bundle grow to 2.112 million, HD+ is partnering with Discovery Networks Germany to extend its offer to deliver exclusive access to live sports games.
The Venezuelan telecom authority Conatel has told Telefónica’s Movistar to cancel the pay-TV price rises it recently announced.

Russian direct-to-home (DTH) operator NTV-Plus is to offer high-speed internet over satellite to subscribers via a VSAT system from Israeli company Gilat.

Hong Kong satellite operator AsiaSat has announced its most powerful communications satellite to date is set to launch from Kazakhstan on 28 September.