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2011-09-15 12:22:00

PARIS and MOSCOW, September 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and the RSCC (Russian Satellite Communications Company) today announced they have extended the agreement under which RSCC provides key services to control Eutelsat's satellites. RSCC manages satellite control activities for Eutelsat from its Dubna Satellite Communications Center (SCC) near Moscow. The new five-year contract, which will take effect in September 2012, was...

2011-09-12 02:55:00

AMSTERDAM, September 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quality assurance of DVB satellite transmissions is to be advanced by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world's leading satellite operators, in time for the 2012 Olympics, which are anticipated to be the planet's most-watched sporting event. The breakthrough, which was announced at IBC 2011, is part of a global industry-supported initiative that aims to safeguard satellite signal services. Eutelsat's...

2011-09-08 03:59:00

PARIS, September 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TRACE, the fast-growing media brand specialised in music and sports celebrities content, is strengthening its relationship with Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) via a five-year contract for capacity and uplinking services on the EUROBIRD(TM) 9A satellite. The new deal gives TRACE an exceptional footprint to broadcast across Europe and the Middle East its three high definition thematic networks, TRACE Urban HD, TRACE Tropical...

2011-09-07 11:11:00

PARIS et ISTANBUL, September 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), Europe's leading satellite operator, today announced a three-year distribution agreement valued at EUR5 million between its Skylogic subsidiary and Eser Telekom to provide the new generation Tooway(TM) satellite broadband service in Turkey, Iraq, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Eser Telekom will use the Tooway(TM) service, delivered via Eutelsat's KA-SAT satellite, to provide...

2011-09-01 11:49:00

JOHANNESBURG and PARIS, September 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Jury Chaired by Professor George Smoot, Nobel Physics Prize Winner, Meets in Johannesburg on 12 September to Select Winners Student response to the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards organised by MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat Communications, has exceeded all expectations for its first edition. With final submissions coming in on 26 August, the total number of entries from secondary school students reached...

2011-08-24 10:12:00

PARIS and ATHENS, Greece, August 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Forthnet Group, Greece's leading private broadband and pay-TV service provider (under the NOVA brand name), today announced the expansion of its longstanding commercial relationship with Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL). A five-year distribution agreement enabling Forthnet Group to market the new-generation Tooway(TM) broadband service to users across Greece and Cyprus has been signed with Skylogic,...

2011-07-28 13:12:00

PARIS, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today appointed Michel Azibert to the post of Deputy CEO and corporate officer on the recommendation of Michel de Rosen, the Group's CEO. Michel Azibert will succeed Jean-Paul Brillaud following the General Assembly of shareholders of Eutelsat Communications of 8 November, at which point Jean-Paul will relinquish his operational role as deputy CEO. Michel Azibert will join...

2011-07-28 12:31:00

PARIS, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced that it is expanding its commercial response to high-growth video, data, telecom and broadband markets with the opening of business at the 3degree(s) East orbital position. To support further long-term expansion, Eutelsat has selected Astrium to build a tri-band satellite, which will increase and diversify its resources for markets in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and South...

2011-07-28 12:18:00

PARIS, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Note: This press release contains audited consolidated financial statements prepared under IFRS, adopted by the Board of Directors of Eutelsat Communications on July 28, 2011 and reviewed by the Audit Committee July 27, 2011. These accounts will be subject to the approval of shareholders of Eutelsat Communications at the Annual General Shareholders Meeting of November 8, 2011. Another excellent year: - Double-digit...

2011-06-24 17:02:00

MOSCOW, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The RT family has a new member. RTDoc, a TV channel featuring documentaries about Russia, has launched, broadcasting 24/7 in English. The new channel's open signal coming from the Hot Bird satellite will be received by 120 million households across Europe as well as in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The bulk of RTDoc broadcast will be exclusive documentaries about Russia, produced in-house by RT. Among them films that have won international...