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Archive of posts tagged Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS)

Fashion One Launches 4K Ultra HD Channel on SES Satellites

SES S.A. and Fashion One Television announced that they have launched the world’s first global Ultra HD channel, Fashion One 4K.

DIRECTV Beefs Up 4K Ultra HD Capacity

DIRECTV announced that it has launched two new satellites in order to increase its HD and 4K Ultra HD capacity in the U.S. and Latin America.

Nearly 300 Ultra HD Satellite TV Channels by 2023

Northern Sky Research (NSR) announced it reckons that roughly 300 Ultra HD television channels will be broadcast globally by Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite operators within the next decade.

Pay TV Declines in Q2 2011

IHS Screen Digest announced it reckons that the number of U.S. households subscribing to pay television video services declined by nearly 370,000 in the second quarter of 2011, with cable operators taking the biggest hit.

Cable TV in Decline

The Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) announced that, according to its latest research, a record number of American TV households receive video programming through an alternate delivery system (chiefly direct broadcast satellite).

Digital STB Market to Hit 226 Million in 2015

ABI Research announced that the worldwide market for digital set-top boxes (STB), including free-to-air (FTA) satellite (DBS) boxes, will grow from 205 million in 2010 to 226 million in 2015.

Bell Canada Offers Satellite Video on Demand

Bell announced that it has launched Bell TV On Demand, a national on-demand video service available to Canadian satellite TV subscribers.

SES ASTRA Supports 3D TV Initiative

SES ASTRA announced a new initiative to support the introduction of 3D television in Europe. According to the statement, as part of the initiative, the industry reached a common understanding of the minimum technical specifications for the introduction of 3D television and broadcasting. The initiative is backed by SES ASTRA and major European broadcasters including [...]

Shaw Launches Advanced HDPVR

Shaw Communications Inc. announced the launch of its new Advanced HDPVR, available September 1, 2010. According to the statement, the new Advanced HDPVR allows Shaw customers to view up to 175 hours of recorded programming, customize series recordings with Smart PVR Technology and find out what’s on 14 days in advance with the new interactive [...]

Paid Subscription TV Business Takes Hit in Q2

SNL Kagan announced that the U.S. multichannel market delivered its worst performance on record in the second quarter, losing 216,000 customers compared to a 378,000 gain in the same period last year. According to the statement, SNL Kagan data shows that full subscriber counts for cable, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) and telco video dropped to [...]