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2013-04-18 16:25:22

PARIS and ROME, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New study confirms Eutelsat's HOT BIRD position as the first choice for satellite TV viewers, chosen by 7.3 million Italian homes Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today revealed the first results of its new survey on TV reception modes and trends across its global footprint, with a presentation in Rome of the Italian broadcasting landscape. Working in collaboration with Ipsos, Eutelsat announced that 8.2 million...

2013-04-16 08:33:16

PARIS and BAIKONOUR, Kazakhstan, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The EUTELSAT 3D satellite of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) arrived on April 13 at the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and is now undergoing final preparations for launch by a Proton Breeze M rocket supplied by ILS. Lift-off is planned on May 14 from 16.02 GMT (18.02 CET) with spacecraft separation scheduled to occur after a nine hour 13 minute flight. Weighing 5.4 tons at lift-off, EUTELSAT 3D has been built...

2013-03-11 04:21:13

DUBAI, UAE, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dubai World Trade Centre, Hall 1 - stand E1-10 Eutelsat highlights: - Satellite TV gathering pace at MENA's most popular video neighbourhood at 7degree(s)/8degree(s) West - 7/8degree(s) West breaks the barrier of 1,000 channels. 50 already in HDTV - Two newly launched Eutelsat satellites with first-class connectivity between the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa...

2013-03-05 08:36:10

PARIS, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Algerie Telecom Satellite, a subsidiary of Algeria's national telecom operator, today announced the conclusion of three long-term contract renewals. The renewals cover 105 MHz of spectrum on the EUTELSAT 5 West A satellite connected to the satellite's high-power service area over Algeria and the Sahara region. The capacity is deployed by Algerie Telecom Satellite to deliver...

2013-02-21 12:30:57

PARIS and BERLIN, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- skyDSL Global GmbH, a pioneer of satellite Internet services in Europe, today announced at a press conference in Berlin that it is taking deployment of consumer satellite broadband services to a new level. Following 18 months of broadband service delivery through Eutelsat's KA-SAT satellite, skyDSL has signed a five-year multiple spotbeam capacity contract on KA-SAT, with an option for an additional five years. Using selected...

2013-02-07 12:30:11

PARIS, February 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Note: This press release contains unaudited condensed consolidated half-year accounts prepared under IFRS which was reviewed by the Audit Committee 5 February 2013 and approved by the Board of Directors of Eutelsat Communications on 7 February 2013. - Revenue growth: +5.2% at EUR633.6 million, including EUTELSAT 172A; +3.3% at constant currency - Profitability: - EBITDA[1] up 4.9% to...

2013-01-24 08:36:59

PARIS, January 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announces the launch of a new aeronautical mobile service called Eutelsat Air Access designed to accelerate the deployment by commercial airlines operating in Europe of in-flight connectivity for passengers. Delivering speeds of up to 100 Mbps per airliner, Eutelsat Air Access will be available from mid-2013. The new service uses ViaSat SurfBeam(R) 2 technology, the most advanced and...

2012-11-21 12:25:01

PARIS, November 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During the Ukraine's parliamentary elections of October 28, the KA-SAT satellite of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) demonstrated its unique capacity to deliver massive data bandwidth to multiple sites, allowing real time video monitoring of over 12,600 polling stations. During election day and the following night, KA-SAT managed 25,000 simultaneous videostreams, representing total throughput of 2.5Gbps. This is the...

2012-11-10 20:20:06

PARIS, Nov. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The EUTELSAT 21B satellite of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) was lofted into space tonight by an Ariane 5 rocket (Flight VA210) from Kourou, French Guiana. Lift-off occurred bang on time, at 21.05 GMT (on 10 November). Separation of the satellite from the launch vehicle occurred 28 minutes later. Manoeuvres to circularise the new satellite's orbit and place it into its operational configuration are now underway, managed by...

2012-10-25 11:30:40

PARIS, October 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Solid Quarterly revenue performance: Revenues up 6.5% to EUR314.4 million (+3.8% at constant currency) - Video Applications up 9.1%, driven by satellite capacity added in 2011-2012 - Data and Value-Added Services up 2.5%, with strong growth of Value-Added Services (+43.7%) - Multi-usage down 5.8%, reflecting limited capacity in regions of highest demand...