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2012-10-09 07:35:42

PARIS, October 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The EUTELSAT 21B satellite of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has arrived in Kourou, French Guiana, and is now being prepared for launch on November 9 by Arianespace on board an Ariane 5 rocket (Flight VA210). Lift-off is planned from 22.05 (CET) at the beginning of a launch window lasting 106 minutes. Weighing 5 tons at lift-off, EUTELSAT 21B has been built for Eutelsat by Thales Alenia Space using its established...

2012-10-04 10:22:29

PARIS, October 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today made a new appeal to international regulatory authorities to urgently intervene in order to put an end to repeated jamming of satellite signals from Iran. This new appeal follows significant deliberate interference from Iran since October 3 of international networks, including BBC Persian, the Voice of America's Persian service and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Radio Farda, that...

2012-09-07 06:22:59

PARIS, September 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Cyfrowy Polsat today announced the signature of a new contract for additional capacity at Eutelsat's HOT BIRD video position. The addition of 18MHz will support the continued expansion of digital entertainment services by Poland's leading pay-TV platform. This contract takes to six the total number of transponders leased on the HotBird position by Cyfrowy Polsat and Telewizja...

2012-09-04 22:21:12

AMSTERDAM, September 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 7-11 September, RAI Amsterdam, Stand H1 - D59 Highlights - NewsSpotter service via KA-SAT: a new way to transmit video from the field using IP Streaming - Satellite Triple-play: transforming broadcast and broadband in the home - Ultra HD: satellites partnering 2k and 4k - Sky Italia showcases latest innovation: Sky on Demand using satellite for on demand content...

2012-07-30 06:28:32

PARIS, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Full year 2011-2012 results: Revenue up 4.6% to EUR1,222.2 million (+5.4% at constant currency) - Sustained growth in largest activity, Video Applications: + 5.8% - Good performance by Value-Added Services (+8.5%) offsetting decline in Data Services (-1.6%) - Multi-usage up 16.7% Profitability remains high - EBITDA[1] at EUR957.2 million, 78.3% margin, -...

2012-07-26 06:21:06

PARIS, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dubai-based Sky-Stream has selected capacity on two satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) to respond to connectivity demands from customers engaged in the marine and oil & gas sectors. Sky-Stream has contracted for a total of 70 MHz of bandwidth which will be progressively deployed on two Eutelsat satellites: EUTELSAT 3C and EUTELSAT 10A. Their combined footprint provides coverage across Europe and the...

2012-06-19 06:32:14

PARIS, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (ISIN: FR0010221234 - Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world's leading satellite operators, today announced it has concluded negotiations to acquire the GE-23 satellite, associated customer contracts and orbital rights from GE Capital for US$228 million. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2012 (calendar), subject to regulatory approvals. A High Quality Asset Built by Thales Alenia...

2012-06-13 06:26:33

PARIS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Gulfsat, a leading service provider and satellite specialist in the Middle East and North Africa, today announced the signature of a new contract for capacity on Eutelsat's EUTELSAT 8 West A satellite at 8 degrees West. With this new multi-year lease, Gulfsat's fourth transponder with Eutelsat, the Kuwaiti operator is securing long-term access to satellite resources with premium reach over the...

2012-06-01 02:21:38

PARIS, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With one week to go before kick-off of the UEFA Euro 2012 championship in Poland and the Ukraine, capacity on five Eutelsat satellites has been booked by broadcasters around the world to ensure full coverage and commentary of one of soccer's top international competitions. The high-power reach of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia delivered by the EUTELSAT 3A [http://www.eutelsat.com/fr/satellites/EUTELSAT-3A.html ],...

2012-05-24 06:26:59

PARIS, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announced today that its HOT BIRD satellite TV neighbourhood at 13degree(s) East and the EUTELSAT 5 West A satellite at 5degree(s) West have been selected by beIN SPORT to broadcast its two new channels for the French market, beIN SPORT 1 et beIN SPORT 2 [http://www.beinsport.fr ]. beIN Sport 1 is on track for launch on June 1 and will show premium coverage of the UEFA Euro 2012 championship...