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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.

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.

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.

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 programme...

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.

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 validation...

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.

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).

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 Polsat...

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 develop...

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  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.