Echostar gives up on DTH plans for Brazil

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | 16:32 CET | News

Brazil's National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) has decided to terminate, bilaterally, the satellite exploration rights granted to Echostar for the exploration of the orbital position 45 degrees East and the respective Ku, Ka and S frequency bands, reports Teletime. The concession was granted in 2011. In 2017, Echostar launched a satellite (Echostar XXIII) to occupy the orbital position, but never effectively operated it. This year the company formalized the request for a waiver of the rights to exploit the position. In 2012 and 2013, Echostar unsuccessfully tried to launch a pay-TV service in Brazil and gave up after not finding a local partner.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Anatel / EchoStar
Countries: Brazil
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