Eutelsat powers up EUTELSAT 70B satellite

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the full entry into commercial service of the powerful EUTELSAT 70B satellite at 70.5° East. The seamless transfer of all traffic from the EUTELSAT 70A satellite was carried out overnight by Eutelsat’s control centre, working in close collaboration with clients and providers of uplink services.

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Eutelsat drives programme to raise performance, operational flexibility and signal security on future satellites

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the deployment on a future satellite of a new generation of advanced functions designed by European industry to further raise the bar of performance, flexibility and signal security. The enhancements will fly for the first time on the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite which is due to be launched in 2015.

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Eutelsat launches Europe’s first dedicated Ultra HD (4K) channel

As the television and cinema industries accelerate their progression towards Ultra HD (4K), Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced it is launching a dedicated demonstration Ultra HD channel for Europe on the EUTELSAT 10A satellite. The first transmissions of content filmed in 4K will start on January 8. Delivering a resolution of eight million pixels, four times the resolution of HDTV, Ultra HD (4K) is poised to mark the next big leap forward in the immersive viewing experience.

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Telefonica to provide satellite Internet connectivity in Europe through Eutelsat

Telefonica Global Solutions has announced an agreement with Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), Europe’s leading satellite operator, to provide high quality satellite broadband services to carriers from across Europe through the high-performance KA-SAT satellite.

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EUTELSAT 21B satellite in full commercial service

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the full entry into commercial service of the powerful EUTELSAT 21B satellite at 21.5° East. The seamless transfer of all traffic from the EUTELSAT 21A satellite was carried out overnight by Eutelsat’s control centre, working in close collaboration with clients and providers of uplink services.

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East Africa comes out top at the 2012 DSTV Eutelsat Star Awards

Organised by Eutelsat and MultiChoice Africa, the 2012 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards has proved a resounding success, drawing on the popularity of last year’s first edition for high-school students from across Africa. The winners of the second edition were announced in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with a spotlight on East Africa as Anthony Oyom Peter from Uganda was chosen as the winner for his essay and Eva Chemwgorem from Kenya for her poster.

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Eutelsat brings “12-12-12” concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief to Europe from New York’s Madison Square Garden

Satellite capacity offered by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) will enable television networks and operators across Europe to broadcast in High Definition the exceptional 12-12-12 live concert to be held tonight in New York City to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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Successful launch of EUTELSAT 70B satellite by Sea Launch

Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that its EUTELSAT 70B satellite 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.

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Winners announced of the Eutelsat TV Awards 2012!

Creative programming, engagement with viewers and a feel for new trends are core to great TV, said Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat CEO, at tonight’s Eutelsat TV Awards ceremony in Venice. The Eutelsat TV Awards is a unique international event recognising the quality of thematic satellite TV channels. Over 120 channels from 19 countries participated in this year’s competition, their programming formats, innovation and audience relationship judged by an independent panel of media experts representing the world’s most dynamic broadcasting markets.

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New record for Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite: Datagroup equips over 12,600 voting booths in the Ukraine with satellite broadband

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.

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