USSI Global To Modernize, Maintain Sinclair Satellite Network

USSI Global’s C-Band Interference Mitigation solution will upgrade the station group’s satellite facilities for the FCC’s C-Band transition, add managed services and a support layer for network operations.

FCC Approves Amazon’s Kuiper Project

Amazon has received authorization from the FCC to proceed with Project Kuiper, its initiative to launch a fleet of low-orbiting satellites that would be used to provide broadband internet access to underserved communities in the U.S. With the commission’s green light, Amazon will now be able to begin the deployment of its 3,236 satellites.

NEWS ANALYSIS

After Years In The Cold, Satellite Is Hot Again

Big names like Musk, Son and Bezos are tipping big dollars into competing projects to deliver broadband from low earth orbit (LEO) satellites. It’s hard to keep track of them all, but right now the frontrunners look like London-based OneWeb and Elon Musk’s Starlink.

DirecTV Will Move One Of Its Satellites In Danger Of Exploding Out Of Orbit

Apple Reportedly Entering Satellite Business

Apple Inc. has a secret team working on satellite technology that the iPhone maker could use to beam internet services directly to devices, bypassing wireless networks, according to people familiar with the work. The Cupertino, California-based iPhone maker has about a dozen engineers from the aerospace, satellite and antenna design industries working on the project with the goal of deploying their results within five years, said the people.

Intelsat, Aldea Join Forces To Deliver Global Satellite And Fiber Video Distribution Network

Intelsat and Aldea Solutions are collaborating to expand satellite and fiber video contribution and distribution networks for media customers globally. This agreement will also leverage both companies’ extensive presence in Latin America. As a means to provide easier access for content programmers to Intelsat’s premier media distribution platforms, Intelsat and Aldea are extending their combined […]

Amazon To Launch Satellites For Broadband

Amazon is planning to build a network of more than 3,000 satellites federal filings reveal, in an ambitious attempt to provide global internet access. Known as Project Kuiper, the move represents the latest space ambition from Jeff Bezos.

Globecomm Launches Broadcast Platform On Eutelsat

Globecomm has introduced a new broadcast platform allowing video content providers throughout the world to access the Globecomm network and provide services throughout the Americas. The new platform offers the ability to aggregate video content and multiplex it for distribution on the Eutelsat 113 West A satellite, providing high availability with minimal end user investment […]

COMMENTARY BY BOB SCHERMAN

Last Week’s Satellite News: AT&T And Ergen

There is simply no way to view the comments by a federal judge last week that he will not issue his decision in the lawsuit filed by the government to block AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner until after April 22 as anything but bad news for the telco behemoth. Also, the consumer media and some in the financial press went bonkers last week when Dish Network announced that Chairman Charlie Ergen was once again giving up the chief executive title. It was hilarious. If Ergen was really interested in turning over the reins to someone else, he would have recruited a big name chief executive to take over.

Trinity Broadcasting Renews Intelsat Contract

The religious broadcaster extends its long-term HD and SD North American distribution agreement for another decade.

Q&A WITH BOGDAN FRUSINA

Blending Cellular, Ku Nets Equal Reliability

IP newsgathering specialist Dejero and global satellite service provider Intelsat have partnered to offer the TV industry a new service that blends Ku-band satellite and cellular network bandwidth into a one-button-push service for IP news contribution from the field. Dejero founder Bogdan Frusina explains why the service is necessary, how existing Ka-band users can get on board, what Intelsat brings to the party and how the new service will add another option to relieve network congestion at big events like political conventions.

EchoStar Loses Contact With Satellite

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Inmarsat OKs Quicklink Software For Sat Fleet Use

IBC 2015 Tech: Hiltron Communications

Hiltron Communications | Stand 4.B89 | Website: www.hiltron.de Hiltron Communications, a global satellite and wireless communication system integrator, manufacturer and distributor, will exhibit the latest version of its HMAM high-precision motorised satellite antenna mount at IBC 2015 (Sept. 11-15). Designed for two-way VSAT communication or receive-only downlink applications, the antenna mount can be used for […]

Lt. Gen. Raymond To Keynote SATCON

RR Media Acquires SatLink Communications

RR Media, a provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, has acquired SatLink Communications, an Israel-based global provider of content distribution, management and playout services for $19 million subject to certain adjustments. This transaction comes quickly after the recent acquisition of Eastern Space Systems (ESS) as part of a continued strategy to […]

Hiltron Reports Demand For HMAM Satcom System

Hiltron Communications, a global satellite and wireless communication system integrator, manufacturer and distributor, reports strong demand for its HMAM satellite communication system. “2015 is proving to be an action-packed year across the entire satellite communications business,” said Jan Molter, managing director. “HMAM is one of our most successful innovations to date. New versions developed since […]

Satellite Firm EMC Buying MTN Communications

New DirecTV Satellite Might Be Used For 4K

DirecTV’s latest satellite has been delivered in preparation for launch. The satellite will use a new technology that the company is likely to use first for delivery of Ultra HD video. DirecTV 14 is described as a 20 kw class Ka-band and reverse-band digital broadcast satellite that will be used to provide Ultra HD and other new consumer services.

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Report: UltraHD Satellite Chs. To Top 800 By 2025

Satellite Pioneer Robert Wold Dies At 87

The one-time ad executive founded the Robert Wold Co. that is credited with the first use of a domestic communications satellite for a live television program. Wold’s jump to the technical world of satellites evolved from his efforts to find cost-effective means of distribution for his advertising clients who bought sports broadcasting rights for radio and television.

Intelsat Intros Broadband Satellite Platform

The new Epic platform satellite infrastructure will provide high throughput bandwidth in an open architecture, backward-compatible design. The first two birds are slotted to be in service in 2015 and 2016.