20 Dec 2010
TELEWIZJA POLSAT, BROADCASTER OF POLAND'S FIRST COMMERCIAL TV CHANNEL RENEWS CAPACITY LEASE AT EUTELSAT'S HOT BIRD™ POSITION
Paris, 20 December 2010 Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Telewizja Polsat, owner of Poland's premier commercial TV channel, today announced the long-term renewal of a capacity contract on the HOT BIRD™ 6 satellite located at Eutelsat's prime video neighbourhood at 13° East. The renewal of one full transponder further extends a contract at 13° East first concluded...
16 Dec 2010
XINHUA'S CNC WORLD ENGLISH CHANNEL SELECTS THREE EUTELSAT SATELLITES FOR REACH ACROSS EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
Paris, 16 December 2010 CNC World, the English channel of Xinhua News Agency's TV arm CNC, will be able to reach into homes across Europe, the Middle East and Africa from 1 January 2011 following the conclusion of new satellite distribution agreements on the HOT BIRD™, EUROBIRD™ 1 and W7 satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL). Launched for the Asia-Pacific...
06 Dec 2010
FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS SELECTS EUTELSAT TO LAUNCH DIGITAL PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOR REUNION ISLAND AND MAYOTTE
France’s national public broadcaster turns to Eutelsat for delivery of DTT channels to terrestrial towers and availability of digital channels to pay-TV operators
03 Dec 2010
EUTELSAT COMMISSIONS W3D SATELLITE FROM THALES ALENIA SPACE FOR DELIVERY IN NOVEMBER 2012
Paris, 3 December 2010 Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world’s leading satellite operators, today announced that Thales Alenia Space has been commissioned to build the W3D satellite that will replace the W3B spacecraft lost after its launch on October 28. The delivery schedule of the new 56-transponder satellite has been fixed to 24 months, enabling Eutelsat...
22 Nov 2010
EUTELSAT’S HIGH-THROUGHPUT KA-SAT SATELLITE ON TRACK FOR DECEMBER 20 LAUNCH
Paris, 22 November 2010 The KA-SAT satellite of Eutelsat Communications’ (Euronext Paris: ETL) was flown into the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 19 and is now in final stages of readiness for launch by a Proton rocket on December 20. Breaking new barriers in capacity Built for Eutelsat by Astrium, and weighing in at 6.1 tonnes, KA-SAT will be the cornerstone of a...
08 Nov 2010
NILESAT INKS 10-YEAR CONTRACT WITH EUTELSAT FOR FIVE TRANSPONDERS AT 7° WEST POSITION
Paris, 8 November 2010 Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced that Nilesat, the Egyptian satellite company, has inked a 10-year contract for five transponders at the 7° West orbital position. The capacity will be activated in the first phase on Eutelsat’s ATLANTIC BIRD™ 4A satellite, and subsequently transferred to ATLANTIC BIRD™ 7 which is scheduled for launch...
03 Nov 2010
EUTELSAT COMMUNICATIONS REPORTS EXCELLENT FIRST QUARTER 2010-2011 REVENUES
Total first quarter revenues up 12.9% to €285.6 million Video: +8.1%, driven notably by continued growth in TV channels across all markets Data and Value-Added Services: +23.5%, meeting demands for Internet and GSM traffic Multi-usage: +25.8% particularly for capacity in the Middle East and Central Asia Objectives confirmed for full-year 2010 - 2011 and the period 2010 - 2013
29 Oct 2010
EUTELSAT STATEMENT ON LOSS OF W3B SATELLITE
Paris, 29 October 2010 Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announces the loss of the W3B satellite following an anomaly which was detected on the satellite’s propulsion subsystem after its launch by an Ariane 5 rocket. W3B was scheduled to be located at 16° East to replace Eutelsat’s EUROBIRD™ 16, W2M and SESAT 1 satellites. With the loss of W3B, the three satellites will...
05 Oct 2010
HORIZON SATELLITE SERVICES BOOSTS CAPACITY WITH EUTELSAT FOR INCREASED BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY IN MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIA
Paris, 5 October 2010 Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world's leading satellite operators, today announced new agreements with telecommunications service provider Horizon Satellite Services for capacity on Eutelsat's W2A, W6 and EUROBIRD™ 4A satellites. The agreements further strengthen partner relations between the two companies that were initiated in...
15 Sep 2010
SATELLITE TV RECEPTION IN EUROPE, NORTH AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST SHOWS CONTINUED STRONG TAKE-UP: DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH IN 24 MONTHS
Eutelsat releases key highlights of its two-yearly survey of satellite and cable homes Unless otherwise stated all comparisons are made against the previous study conducted in spring 2008 covering a period of two-years Key highlights of Eutelsat’s 2010 survey Overall satellite and cable universe Satellite and cable TV reception in Europe, North Africa and the Middle...
14 Sep 2010
EUTELSAT APPOINTS JAKUB BRZECZKOWSKI AS REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR FOR POLAND
Paris, 14 September 2010 Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the appointment of Jakub Brzeczkowski as Regional Sales Director for Poland, one of Eutelsat's longest standing and most dynamic markets. He will lead sales and marketing activity in the Polish broadcast and infrastructure markets and will also manage Eutelsat's team in Poland. Jakub joins Eutelsat...
09 Sep 2010
EUTELSAT AT IBC REACHING NEW HEIGHTS IN BROADCAST AND BROADBAND MARKETS
10-14 September, RAI Amsterdam, Stand 1D59 Highlights > KA-SAT -Quantum leap in bandwidth for broadband > Tooway™ - Premiere of new-generation antenna and terminal > ORANGE 3D - Making 3DTV a reality “en France” > HDTV - Rapidly redefining pay-TV > New Eutelsat satellites - Driving digital growth in dynamic markets
01 Sep 2010
EUTELSAT CHOSEN BY EUROSPORT FOR 3D TRANSMISSION OF 2010 TENNIS US OPEN AT IFA SHOW IN BERLIN
Berlin, September 1, 2010 - Capacity on the EUROBIRD™ 9A satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has been chosen by Eurosport to transmit the TENNIS US Open in 3D for demonstrations at IFA - Europe’s largest consumer electronics show held in Berlin from 3 -8 September. The US OPEN in 3D will be available on a dedicated Eurosport 3D signal for an exclusive...
30 Jul 2010
EUTELSAT COMMUNICATIONS REPORTS A RECORD FULL YEAR 2009-2010 WITH REVENUE AND EBITDA GROWTH ABOVE 11%
Note : This press release contains unaudited consolidated financial statements prepared under IFRS, adopted by the Board of Directors of Eutelsat Communications on July 29, 2010 and reviewed by the Audit Committee July 28, 2010. These accounts will be subject to the approval of shareholders of Eutelsat Communications at the Annual General Shareholders Meeting of November 9, 2010....
22 Jul 2010
TISCALI SELECTS EUTELSAT’s TOOWAY™ SATELLITE BROADBAND SERVICE TO EXTEND BROADBAND IN ITALY
Paris, 22 July, 2010 Tiscali, one of Italy’s main independent telecommunications companies, and Eutelsat Communications (Paris Euronext: ETL) today announced the signature of an agreement that will allow Tiscali to expand its range of broadband products with the launch of a satellite service targeting homes across Italy beyond range of high-speed terrestrial networks. Branded Tiscali...
20 Jul 2010
EUTELSAT ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF DAVID BAIR AS CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER
Paris, 20 July 2010 Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the appointment of David Bair as Chief Technical Officer. David joins Eutelsat from EchoStar Satellite Services where he was Senior Vice President of Space Programmes and Operations. During his tenure, EchoStar instituted a new flight operations group to fly its own satellites, and the EchoStar fleet...
15 Jul 2010
EUTELSAT AND ictQATAR SELECT SPACE SYSTEMS/LORAL TO DELIVER THEIR JOINT VENTURE SATELLITE
Paris, Doha, Palo Alto, 15 July 2010 Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and ictQATAR (representing the State of Qatar) announce today that following an international consultation, Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) has been selected to build the high-performance satellite they will jointly own and operate at the 25.5° East location in geostationary orbit. The selection of prime...
06 Jul 2010
EUTELSAT SATELLITES BEAM 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP™ IN 3D TO CINEMAS ACROSS EUROPE: A STAR ATTRACTION OF THE WORLD CUP
Paris, 6 July 2010 The experience of live 3D in cinemas is one of the key technology highlights of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. By offering sports fans a new layer of excitement for viewing sports on a big screen in a collective environment, 3D projections in cinemas are a fast emerging product Europewide in the vibrant market for digital services. As the FIFA World Cup™ moves into...
01 Jul 2010
EUTELSAT ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF ANDREW WALLACE AS CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER
Paris, 1 July 2010 Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the appointment of Andrew Wallace as Chief Commercial Officer. Andrew has been appointed to head up Eutelsat’s overall sales and marketing activities. His role will include leadership of the Group’s infrastructure and Value-Added Services businesses. This includes the multi-national commercial teams...