Canal+ rebrands Lat Am channels distributor

Alterna’TV, the channel distribution business for set up by Eutelsat Americas to distribute Latin American channels overseas, has changed its name to Thema America. The name change comes nine months after the outfit was acquired by French pay TV outfit Canal+ via its Thema channel distribution subsidiary. Thema has been headed by Patrick Rivet, Thema […]

MIPTV unveils 4K Ultra HD line-up

MIPTV has announced details of an “extensive” 4K, Ultra High Definition programme at the event next month. The UHD line-up will include 12 conference sessions and a keynote speech by Sony Pictures Entertainment’s senior vice-president of technology, Bill Baggelaar. There will also be a 4K world premiere screening of the first episode of NHK’s new […]

Rodolphe Belmer resurfaces at satellite firm

Eutelsat CEO Michel de Rosen will step down in March 2016 and be succeeded by former Canal+ chief executive Rodolphe Belmer, the satellite operator has confirmed. De Rosen, who turns 65 next year, will remain non-executive chairman of the board of directors of Eutelsat until the end of his current mandate in November 2016. Belmer […]

Alterna’TV hires CEO in Euro channels push

Eutelsat Americas has appointed Aymeric Genty as CEO of its TV networks distribution subsidiary, Alterna’TV, as it looks to expand and make channels available in Europe, Africa, and Asia for the first time. Genty joined Alterna’TV this week from Eutelsat in Paris where he has worked as vice president of sales for France and French-speaking markets […]

M7 Deutschland buys KabelKiosk from Eutelsat

TV platform operator M7 Deutschland is buying KabelKiosk, a platform of digital channels and interactive services for cable and IPTV networks in Germany, from Eutelsat. M7 Deutschland, an affiliate of European satellite services firm M7 Group, said that under the deal it will continue to develop KabelKiosk and will launch new IPTV and OTT video […]

Digiturk launches Turkish 4K channel

Turkish pay TV provider Digiturk has launched a 4K demonstration channel in partnership with satellite operator Eutelsat Communications. Digiturk said that the channel helps “lay the foundations for the next step change in television broadcasting” and marks the first time the super-HD format has been shown in Turkey. The impact of 4K television was among […]

Eutelsat starts 4K demo channel

Satellite operator Eutelsat is launching a 4K TV demonstration channel. Eutelsat will begin transmitting in 4K from today. According to the Paris-based operator, the channel is designed to benefit everyone in the broadcasting chain who wants to acquire expertise in 4K, including production companies, pay TV operators, rights owners and TV set manufacturers. Eutelsat has […]