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2011-10-24 05:28:00

PARIS, October 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announces the full entry into commercial service of its high-capacity ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 7 satellite one month after its launch to 7 degrees West. The transfer of all television channels onto ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 7 at 7 degrees West from the ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 4A satellite was completed in the early hours of October 23 by Eutelsat's control centre, working in close collaboration with...

2011-10-17 04:43:00

PARIS, October 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that Jean-Francois Bureau has been appointed Director of Institutional and International Affairs. Jean-Francois Bureau, a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes politiques de Paris, began his career in the private office of France's Ministry of Defence where he was technical advisor from 1983 to 1985. He subsequently carried out various responsibilities at the Ministry of the...

2011-10-13 13:41:00

PARIS, October 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris : ETL) met today and unanimously decided to propose to shareholders at the General Assembly of 8 November 2011 to nominate Jean-Martin Folz as a Board member. If elected, Jean-Martin Folz will be appointed by the Board as Chairman to succeed Giuliano Berretta. Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO, said: "The Board is delighted to propose Jean-Martin Folz to join our Board...

2011-10-07 07:58:00

PARIS, October 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the successful launch of its W3C satellite by a Long March 3B rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in China. Partial deployment of the satellite's solar array was carried out within three hours of separation and will be followed over the coming ten days by manoeuvres that include circularising W3C's orbit and deploying antennas. Speaking after the launch, Michel...

2011-10-06 06:48:00

PARIS, October 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Record 160 channels participate in this year's event for thematic satellite TV channels Voting now open for the People's Choice Award! The nominations were announced today for this year's HOT BIRD(TM) TV Awards, the unique international broadcasting event celebrating the achievements of thematic satellite TV channels. A record 160 channels from...

2011-10-04 05:33:00

PARIS, October 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced it is initiating a new satellite programme that will significantly expand and diversify resources at its 9degree(s) East location which addresses high-growth video markets across Europe. A high-capacity Ku-band satellite called EUTELSAT 9B, ordered from Astrium, will be launched to 9degree(s) East at the end of 2014. Open for business since 2007, Eutelsat's 9degree(s) East...

2011-09-29 05:20:00

PARIS and SOFIA, September 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), Europe's leading satellite operator, today announced a distribution agreement between its Skylogic subsidiary and VIVACOM to provide the new generation Tooway(TM) satellite broadband service in Bulgaria. VIVACOM, Bulgaria's leading telecommunications service provider, will use the Tooway(TM) service, delivered via Eutelsat's KA-SAT satellite, to provide high-speed broadband...

2011-09-24 20:39:00

PARIS, Sept. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 7 satellite of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has been successfully delivered into orbit by a Zenit-3SL rocket operated by Sea Launch AG from the ocean-based Odyssey Launch Platform in international waters of the Pacific Ocean. Lift-off of the rocket carrying the Astrium-built 4.6 tonne satellite took place on Saturday 24 September at 20:18 GMT/UTC (22:18 CET). After a 1-hour 7-minute flight, the Zenit-3SL...

2011-09-22 11:02:00

PARIS, September 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ? Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that its ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 7 satellite is set for launch on Saturday September 24. The satellite will be delivered into orbit by a Zenit-3SL rocket operated by Sea Launch AG from the ocean-based Odyssey Launch Platform in international waters of the Pacific Ocean. Lift-off is planned for 13:18 pm Pacific Daylight Time (20:18 GMT, 22:18 CET), at the opening of a 74-minute...

2011-09-21 10:10:00

JOHANNESBURG and PARIS, September 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the meeting in South Africa of a prestigious jury chaired by Professor George Smoot, Nobel Prize laureate in 2006 and astrophysicist, the winners have been announced of the first edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards, initiated by MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat in collaboration with Mindset Learn. The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards is an initiative to encourage young students in 42 African countries to...