Tivùsat Passes 2 million Subs

by Bob Raikes

There are now 2.3 million subscribers to Italy’s free satellite platform, Tivusat. 210,000 of these are new customers this year.

Tags:Italy| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| Vol 21 - Issue 50

MTS is Ambitious With DTH

by Raverstead

Russia’s MTS will launch its own satellite TV platform this year. According to Kommersant, the service will cover 95% of Russia and offer 160 channels, of which 30 will be HD. It will cost …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Russia| Satellite| Vol 21 - Issue 45

HD+ Reaches 1.6 Million Subs

by Raverstead

HD+, the German TV platform, now has almost 1.6 million customers, five years after it was launched. Compared to September 2013, 313,683 new subscribers have joined HD+. An additional 1.3 million viewers are in …

Tags:Germany| HD+ (Germany)| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| Vol 21 - Issue 44

Antik Has Big Plans for Slovakia

by Raverstead

Antik Telecom, in Slovakia, will launch a hybrid OTT-satellite TV service in Q1’15. There will be six pay-TV packages, with up to 80 channels. The satellite portion will use the DVB-S2 format. Additionally, Antik …

Tags:HEVC (H.265)| Large Display Monitor| Pay TV| Satellite| Slovakia| Vol 21 - Issue 47

DirecTV Boosts UltraHD

by Raverstead

A DirecTV satellite has been launched that will deliver UltraHD programming across the USA. DirecTV 14 will begin operation in Q2’15, using the Reverse Band Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) spectrum.

Tags:4k| DirecTV| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| UltraHD| Vol 21 - Issue 49

Dish Subscribers Dip in Q3

by Raverstead

Dish Network of the US said its pay-TV subscribers fell by about 12,000 in Q3. The company reported a rise in churn rate, to 1.67% (versus 1.66% last year) and ended the period with …

Tags:Dish Network| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| TV Reception| USA| Vol 21 - Issue 44

MTS Readies for UltraHD

by Raverstead

Russian satellite provider MTS will be ready to offer UltraHD services to its subscribers once reception equipment becomes available. MTS executives did not tell Russian media when, where or on what equipment the format …

Tags:4k| Large Display Monitor| Russia| Satellite| UltraHD| Vol 21 - Issue 49

UltraHD Offering Will Reach Double-Digits by 2016

by Raverstead

Eutelsat expects that there will be 12 UltraHD channels operating worldwide by 2016, on various satellites. Hans-Pieter Schmitt of Eutelsat Germany said, “The development [of UltraHD channels] goes faster than with HD; 4k will …

Tags:4k| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| Vol 21 - Issue 47| Worldwide

Direct TV Starts 4K Broadcasts This Year

by Norbert Hildebrand Don't Use

4K – Direct TV has announced that they are planning on starting 4K or UltraHD TV broadcasts this year. Via Satellite, a publication focusing completely on the satellite broadcast sector, interviewed Michael White, chairman, president …

Tags:4k| DirecTV| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| Vol 21 - Issue 48

SES Sees Video Demand as “Infinite”

by Super User

Every year, SES holds an event ahead of IBC that draws much of the European press that is interested in the TV landscape in the region. The first speaker was Ferdinand Kayser, chief commercial …

Tags:IBC 2014| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| SES| Vol 21 - Issue 37| Volume 21

Tricolor Reaches 15 Million Subscribers

by Super User

Russian DTH operator Tricolor TV signed its 15 millionth subscriber in Q3. It began the year with 15.17 million subscribers, but only 10.66 million were active. More than 99% of new subscribers elected to …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Pay TV| Russia| Satellite| Vol 21 - Issue 40| Volume 21

Freesat Approaches 2 Million Mark

by Super User

The UK’s free satellite TV service, Freesat, was available to 1.9 million households at the end of September. 8,000 new subscribers were added in Q3, and 32,000 in the first 9 months of 2014.

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Satellite| TV Reception| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 21 - Issue 42| Volume 21