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Viasat & fuboTV In-Flight
Streaming Video
V

iasat and fuboTV have announced
a video streaming distribution and
technology partnership that advances
how content can be delivered and
consumed in-flight.
The partnership is the first to
leverage
innovative
technology
standards from the global technical
association, the Streaming Video
Alliance, and apply them to in-flight
connectivity.
These standards enable airlines
that sign-up for the Viasat/fuboTV
partnership to seamlessly make
fuboTV's live streaming premium OTT
and VOD sports, entertainment and
news programming available to all

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passengers - at no charge - on
U.S. flights equipped with Viasat
satellite Internet.
As the first to implement the
open caching specifications of the
Streaming Video Alliance in-flight,
Viasat and fuboTV are using multicast
techniques to deliver live OTT and VOD
content at-scale.
Specifically,
the
companies
have implemented the Alliance
specifications over Viasat's capacityrich network, to optimise video
delivery of fuboTV's live TV streaming
service, including their free linear
channel, fubo Sports Network.
This
technology
optimisation

In-flight connectivity deal

provides for more reliable live and
VOD streaming with faster web page
downloads and enhanced video
streaming image quality - on any
personal device connected to the
Viasat network.
Participating airlines that choose to
take advantage of the Viasat/fuboTV
technology partnership will be able to
give their passengers - whether fuboTV
subscribers or not - free access to fubo
Sports Network.

Service Ends
For Thaicom 5
Satellite
T

haicom
has
confirmed
the
successful migration of its
customers from the Thaicom 5 satellite
to Thaicom 6 and other satellites.
The company has worked to resolve
the technical anomaly in order to
ensure the continuity of services to its
customers. The migration and service
restoration were completed on 20
February. Meanwhile, the company
completed the deorbiting of Thaicom 5
on February 26.

Thaicom 5

AfricaXP Chooses Eutelsat
For DTH Satellite Services

fricaXP has signed multi-year
agreements
with
Eutelsat
Communications for Ku-band capacity
on two of its satellites, positioned at
16° East and 7° East.
This capacity will enable AfricaXP to
extend the reach of its DTH free-to-air
TV platform, Premium.Free.
Craig Kelly, CEO, AfricaXP, said:
"Premium.Free has been entertaining
viewers in Anglophone West Africa
for the past year by providing a payTV quality experience to the public
free-of-charge as an unencrypted
satellite service. Eutelsat's 7° East

and 16° East positions offer us
comprehensive geographic reach in
Africa's key Western, Eastern and
Southern markets where they serve
large audiences. This has ignited a
strong interest from our advertising
partners."
"Eutelsat is delighted to be
supporting AfricaXP in rolling out this
multichannel free-to-air model across
Sub-Saharan Africa. Moreover, this
partnership reinforces the strength
and desirability of these two orbital
hotspots for the Sub-Saharan region,
which are becoming increasingly

sought after by broadcasters," added
Nicolas Baravalle, Director of the SubSaharan Africa region at Eutelsat.
Currently broadcast in West Africa,
the platform will leverage the
coverage of Eutelsat's 7° East hotspot
to roll out a regionally customised
offer of 23 channels across Eastern
and Southern Africa.
In addition, AfricaXP will launch
an inaugural, 10-channel French
language bouquet from Eutelsat's
16° East position with its powerful
footprint over French-speaking African
countries.

NHK WORLD-JAPAN Joins Ethiosat Platform
S
ES has announced that NHK
WORLD-JAPAN has launched on the
Ethiosat TV platform. Bringing the total
channel count of the bouquet to 43.
NHK
WORLD-JAPAN
is
an
international broadcast service of
Japan's public broadcaster NHK
and provides the latest news - NHK
NEWSLINE - along with technology,
lifestyle
and
entertainment
programmes such as great gear, Dining
with the Chef, J-Arena, and Journeys in
Japan. In addition, the channel offers
an assortment of documentaries and
specials including Asia Insight and NHK
Documentary.
The free-to-view Ethiosat platform,
which already delivers a wide variety

of popular local content, was
launched in October 2019. It
is Ethiopia's first dedicated TV
platform, delivering a highquality viewing experience for
viewers across the country.
The introduction of NHK WORLDJAPAN ensures viewers will have
access to quality international
programming as part of their Ethiosat
experience.
"International news is an important
aspect of a channel package, and
NHK WORLD-JAPAN is supporting
the success of Ethiosat by joining the
platform," said Abdikadir Awabdi,
Regional Sales Manager, Eastern
Africa, SES Video.

"SES continues to provide
on-the-ground services to
ensure the ongoing success of
Ethiosat for viewer satisfaction.
Included in these services is the
training of local installers to correctly
repoint household satellite antennas
towards the Ethiosat platform."
The growing offering of both local
and relevant international content has
been made possible by agreements
between the Association of Ethiopian
Broadcasters (AEB), the Ethiopian
Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) and
SES.
Ethiosat is hosted on SES's NSS-12
satellite at the orbital location of 57
degrees East.

On December 17, 2019, Thaicom 5
experienced a technical issue causing
limitations to monitoring the status of
the satellite.
The company has performed several
unsuccessful attempts to recover the
satellite's technical incident ever since
the anomaly occurred, resulting in
the satellite manufacturer's opinion
to deorbit the Thaicom 5 satellite.
Thaicom 5 provided reliable satellite
communication services for 14 years
since its launch in May 2006.
The company informed its satellite
television broadcast customers to
migrate their television platforms
from Thaicom 5 to Thaicom 6.
Thaicom further informed the satellite
television broadcast customers to
communicate to the end-users to
turn on the set top box for required
automatic over-the-air update.
The anomaly is believed to be
unrelated to Thaicom's project to
extend fuel life of Thaicom 5 and
develop new so-called "space drone"
technology to attach the fuel system.


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