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2011-01-27 08:09:00

PARIS, January 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As France enters its second year of transition into a fully digital broadcasting environment, with complete analogue switch-off set for 30 November, Eutelsat's FRANSAT subsidiary reports that over 800,000 set-top-boxes have been shipped to receive Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) channels by satellite via the FRANSAT platform. A further 200,000 FRANSAT connections have been installed in community buildings (hotels, retirement homes, hospitals,...

2011-01-24 07:49:00

PARIS, January 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the appointment of Edouard Silverio as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary. He succeeds Sylvie Lallement, former Group General Counsel, who has left the Group to pursue other professional opportunities. Edouard Silverio comes to Eutelsat Communications from Club Mediterranee, which he joined in 2002 as Group General Counsel, assuming the additional function of...

2011-01-21 03:53:00

PARIS, January 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Satellite Broadband Ireland (SBI) has signed a commercial agreement with Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) to sell broadband services via KA-SAT, the world's most powerful commercial satellite. The initial 3-year broadband utility contract, worth more than EUR5m, will allow SBI to sell Eutelsat's next-generation Tooway(TM) satellite broadband service, with download speeds of up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 4 Mbps. SBI...

2011-01-17 10:56:00

EVRY, France and PARIS, January 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continuing a 28-year relationship marked by 25 launch campaigns, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Arianespace today announced they have concluded a new contract for a satellite launch in the 2012 period. The contract, signed in December 2010, for an Ariane 5 launch from the Guiana Space Centre, provides Eutelsat with launch diversity and schedule assurance for its significant in-orbit expansion...

2011-01-14 09:02:00

PARIS, January 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- T-HT, Croatia's leading telecom operator, has selected the 16 degrees East satellite neighbourhood operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) to extend reach of its MAXtv pay-TV platform to all homes across Croatia. The two companies have concluded a 10-year contract for three satellite transponders, enabling MAXtv, which launched as an IP platform in September 2006, to consolidate its position in Croatia's digital...

2011-01-13 11:52:00

PARIS, January 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following the successful completion of all scheduled manoeuvres since launch, the KA-SAT satellite of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) is now positioned at its definitive location in geostationary orbit at 9 degrees East. On January 8 the satellite's payload was switched on, enabling Europe's first High Throughput Satellite to begin a series of in-orbit tests, which will be followed by the final phase of integrated...

2010-12-27 04:37:00

PARIS, December 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The KA-SAT satellite of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has been successfully lofted into orbit by a Proton Breeze M rocket supplied by ILS. Lift-off of Eutelsat's 6.1 tonne satellite took place on 26 December at 21.51 GMT (22.51 CET). After a 9-hour 12-minute flight, the launcher released KA-SAT into geosynchronous transfer orbit. Acquisition of the satellite's telemetry signal by Eutelsat's control centre at the...

2010-12-22 13:07:00

PARIS, December 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) confirmed today that the launch campaign of its KA-SAT satellite by an ILS Proton Breeze M vehicle has resumed at the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Launch is scheduled in the night of 26 to 27 December 2010 (21.51GMT, 22.51CET on 26 December, 03.51 in Baikonour on 27 December). Spacecraft separation will occur approximately 9 hours, 12 minutes after liftoff. Joint operations in...

2010-12-20 04:18:00

PARIS, December 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Telewizja Polsat, owner of Poland's premier commercial TV channel, today announced the long-term renewal of a capacity contract on the HOT BIRD(TM) 6 satellite located at Eutelsat's prime video neighbourhood at 13degrees East. The renewal of one full transponder further extends a contract at 13degrees East first concluded with Eutelsat in 1992, and secures capacity for Telewizja...

2010-12-16 05:52:00

PARIS, December 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CNC World, the English channel of Xinhua News Agency's TV arm CNC, will be able to reach into homes across Europe, the Middle East and Africa from 1 January 2011 following the conclusion of new satellite distribution agreements on the HOT BIRD(TM), EUROBIRD(TM) 1 and W7 satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL). Launched for the Asia-Pacific region and North America 12 months ago, CNC's objective is to...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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