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Eutelsat launches first demonstration Ultra HD channel.
First satellite ordered (EUTELSAT 8 West B) with anti-jamming techniques, optimised use of electrical power and frequency agile command receivers.
FRANSAT (Eutelsat’s French DTT platform), Samsung and Neotion launch an integrated satellite receiver and DTT module in Samsung flat-screen displays.
Carrier ID initiated for quality assurance of DVB satellite transmissions
KA-SAT, Europe’s first High Throughput Satellite, the highest capacity commercial satellite ever built, goes into space.
SNCF (French railways) launches Box TGV service to deliver broadband access via Eutelsat to rail passengers.
EUTELSAT 36B satellite carries first on-board multiplexing capability to increase uplink service area.
DVB-SH standard developed for Direct Satellite Mobile Broadcasting.
Launch of first satellite with Lithium-Ion batteries (EUTELSAT 7A).
Launch on HOT BIRD of Europe’s first demonstration HDTV channel in MPEG-2 DVB-S.
EUTELSAT 33C satellite launched with four regional Ku-band beams for high frequency reuse.
First satellite (HOT BIRD 13A) with digital on-board multiplexing (Skyplex) and switching between Ku and Ka-bands goes into space on the maiden Atlas V flight.
Inaugural Delta 4 rocket orbits EUTELSAT 70A.
Launch of the first satellite with electrical propulsion (EUTELSAT 16C)
Maiden Atlas III rocket takes EUTELSAT 36A into space.
Launch of Europe’s first consumer Internet service using satellite for downloads.
Monoblock LNBs developed for double-feed reception.
DiSEqC standard developed as a communication bus between satellite receivers and peripheral equipment using existing coaxial cables.
Development and standardisation of the DVB-IP standard.
Development of earth-brightness-temperature model to estimate uplink performance.
Launch by Viacom of the first commercial TV platform in DVB-MPEG.
First transmissions with the DVB-S standard.
First transmission of a satellite TV signal on a commercial European satellite (EUTELSAT I-F1).