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HISPASAT, Quantis and Nexmachina provide emergency satellite connectivity to the town of As Neves following the forest fires

Together the three companies helped install four WiFi points throughout the town to offer a basic connectivity service until communications are restored.

Thanks to this initiative, the residents of this town in Pontevedra will have access to navigation, instant messaging and voice over IP services.

HISPASAT'S Amazonas 5 satellite reaches its orbital position and becomes operational

Following the success of the testing phase in space, the satellite is now in its final 61º West orbital position and is beginning to offer its first services.

The Amazonas 5 was launched on 12 September from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Proton Breeze M vehicle of the International Launch Services (ILS) Company.

HISPASAT's eleventh satellite will be operated by its Brazilian subsidiary HISPAMAR.

The Castilla y Leon municipality of Magaña launches its Internet connection after winning the HISPASAT contest

The official launch was led by the minister of Development and Environment of the Council of Castilla y León, Juan Carlos Suárez-Quiñones.

The town’s residents will be able to enjoy free satellite connection at 30 Mbps for one year thanks to the #enREDatupueblo contest, which was organised by the Spanish telecommunications operator.

More than 40 antennas and 4 open Wi-Fi areas have been installed in the three towns that form the municipality, Magaña, Pobar and Villarraso.

Baraka, by Néstor Ruiz Medina, and Graffiti, by Lluís Quílez, winners of the HISPASAT 4K International Festival

Apolo 81, by Óscar Bernàcer; Las vacas de Wisconsin, by Sara Traba; Ángel caído, by Fran Parra; and Palabras de caramelo, by Juan Antonio Moreno Amador complete the list of competition winners.

The six winning short films, as well as the 4K digitalised copy of the 1914 classic Clarita y Peladilla en el Football by Benito Perojo, were screened in 4K during the closing ceremony held at the Círculo de Bellas Artes art centre in Madrid.

The HISPASAT 4K Festival fills the Círculo de Bellas Artes art centre with talent and UHD technology

The awards ceremony and 4K projection of the winning short films of the Hispasat 4K International Festival will take place on 19 October at 7:00 pm at the Círculo de Bellas Artes arts centre in Madrid.

On the same day, a preview of The Maus, Yayo Herrero’s new film shot and post-produced in 4K, will take place at 12:00 pm. Throughout the day, two round table discussions will be held on the challenges and opportunities created by the arrival of UHD.

HISPASAT and RTVE are to collaborate with the Spanish Film Archive (Filmoteca) to digitise the 1915 Benito Perojo classic “Clarita y Peladilla en el fútbol” in 4K

The Ultra HD digitised copy is to be shown at the ceremony for the Hispasat 4K International Short Film Festival Awards to be held on 19 October at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

This initiative seeks to support the preservation of Spanish film heritage and to improve the visual quality of the material held at the Spanish Film Archive.

HISPASAT teams with industry leaders group to restore connectivity in Caribbean over high-speed satellite network after the hurricanes

Satellite connectivity will aid local relief efforts in Saint Martin, the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Hurricanes Irma and Maria knocked out communications infrastructure and power lines across the Caribbean region.

Hispasat has donated Amazonas 3 capacity to this collaborative effort.

HISPAMAR presents its Ka band Internet solutions at Futurecom 2017

The operator will provide the service though local Internet channels and providers, offering Internet access via satellite as an alternative in cities where the ground infrastructure is ineffective or very poor, as well as in rural areas.

In September the company launched its new satellite, the Amazonas 5, which is now in the testing phase in space.

Finalists of the HISPASAT 4K International Short Film Festival have been announced

16 short films, shot and post-produced in 4K format, have been selected as finalists in the third edition of the competition.

The six winning films will be announced during the closing ceremony which is set to take place on 19 October at the Círculo de Bellas Artes arts centre in Madrid.

The Maus, directed by Yayo Herrero, one of the first movies directed and post-produced in 4K, will be premiered in Madrid as part of the Festival activities.

HISPASAT and Media Broadcast Satellite launch a new 4K content distribution platform

Both companies have reached an agreement today within the IBC framework, which strengthens their collaboration in the field of audiovisual services.

The platform will enable the deployment of 4K channels in Europe through a high-performance technological solution and a flexible business model for content providers.

HISPASAT and hiSky reach an agreement to offer affordable voice, data and IoT services

hiSky offers its innovative terminal that is based on a small, phased-array flat antenna technology to provide low-capacity MSS (Mobile Satellite Services) and IoT by using HISPASAT Ka band satellites.

These services will be offered via this small portable antenna in remote areas and on the go, such as on boats, connected cars or trains.

SAT>IP continues to grow adding new members and a key partnership with DVB

Irdeto and Zinwell have recently joined SAT>IP Alliance, along with Eutelsat, Maxlinear, Nagra, Hispasat, Panasonic, SES and Verimatrix.

The SAT>IP Alliance has also partnered with DVB to boost future SAT>IP technology development.

HISPASAT participates in IBC 2017 to present its audiovisual innovations

The operator will give a demonstration on 4K HDR reception using its H30W-5 satellite. HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology complements Ultra High Definition television by providing more brightness, intensity and better colourimetry.

A demonstration on IP broadcasting via satellite will also be given during the convention with live recordings and interviews.

Successful launch of the HISPASAT Amazonas 5 satellite

HISPASAT’s new communications satellite, successfully launched by a Proton Breeze M rocket from Baikonur, is now orbiting in space.

HISPAMAR, the operator’s Brazilian company, will be responsible for its operation.

Amazonas 5, located in the 61º West orbital position, will provide a wide range of telecommunications services to the Latin American market.

Today the Amazonas 5 satellite of HISPASAT will be launched

It will be placed into orbit by a Proton Breeze M launcher by ILS (International Launch Services) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The launch is scheduled for 21:23 Spanish time.

Marian Álvarez, Nathalie Poza and Juan Cavestany among the jury members at the HISPASAT 4K International Short Film Festival

• The winner of the Award for Best Director will have the opportunity to direct a feature film produced by Cine365 Film. The contest also grants five other important awards.

• The awards ceremony and the screening of the winning films will be held on 19 October at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

The Amazonas 5 satellite arrives at the spaceport in Baikonur

The Amazonas 5 satellite has arrived at the International Launch Services (ILS) launch site in Baikonur, Kazakhstan aboard an Antonov aircraft, commonly used to transport heavy components. Its transfer was carried out after passing all the functional and environmental tests that are conducted in the construction process and after having finalised its manufacture in the facilities at Space Systems Loral (SSL) in Palo Alto.

HISPASAT activates satellite Internet connection in Magaña, a locality in the province of Soria, winner of the #enREDatupueblo contest

The antennas providing satellite connection have been installed and the residents of Magaña can enjoy connectivity as of today.

HISPASAT, with the collaboration of Quantis, will provide the locality free access to satellite Internet for one year at 30 Mbps.

HISPASAT encourages gender equality in personnel selection

The Spanish operator joins the project initiated by the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality for hiring professionals through blind CVs.

This initiative is part of HISPASAT’s Corporate Social Responsibility policy, specifically in the area of promoting equality.

Comienza la instalación de antenas en Magaña para la recepción de Internet por satélite

• Los vecinos del municipio soriano podrán disfrutar de Internet vía satélite a 30 Mbps en sus hogares y negocios tras ganar el premio del concurso #enREDatupueblo, organizado por HISPASAT.

• La localidad contará además con cuatro puntos wifi públicos en sus distintos núcleos de población.

• La entrada en servicio del servicio está prevista para finales de julio.

HISPASAT, technology sponsor of the UCM Summer Courses in El Escorial

• The operator collaborates yet another year with the Complutense University by providing a satellite link enabling the transmission of television signals.

• Juan Jesús García Chaparro, Economic and Financial Director at HISPASAT, will close the course entitled "The phenomenon of television series: beyond fiction" on 7 July.

HISPASAT participates in the first live broadcast with 4K HDR technology in Spain

The operator will provide space capacity for broadcasting via satellite the Solemn Changing of the Royal Guard from the Royal Palace in Madrid.

With this project, HISPASAT joins RTVE in taking another step forward in its commitment to technological and audiovisual innovation.

The broadcast will take place on 5 July at 12:00pm and the event can be followed on the 4K channel undergoing testing by RTVE in Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla.

HISPASAT will broadcast Madama Butterfly via satellite from the Teatro Real during the Theatre’s Opera Week

Giacomo Puccini's opera will be presented tomorrow at 9:30pm in many town squares, museums and cultural centres of 200 cities in Spain.

Madama Butterfly is the third production of the Teatro Real broadcast by HISPASAT in the framework of this institution’s Bicentennial celebration.

Entries for the HISPASAT 4K International Short Film Festival increase significantly

• A total of 127 short films from 17 countries, all of which were entirely shot and post-produced in 4K, have been submitted to the third edition of the contest.

• The increase in the number of participants represents a 26% increase over the 2016 call.

Amazonas 1 ends its useful life and is sent to the graveyard orbit

Today, the fifth satellite of the HISPASAT fleet completed its re-orbiting process, which began on 19 June 2017.

This satellite effectively provided services from the 61° and 55° West orbital positions.

HISPASAT announces jury’s decision in granting its first “Female Engineer” Scholarship for postgraduate studies

- Laura González Llamazares, a graduating student of Aerospace Engineering at the Universidad de León, will receive a grant of 5,000 euros.

- The satellite operator grants its first annual scholarship to a female engineer to study complete a master’s degree in the space sector.

- The company seeks to foster the presence of women in the area of engineering, aiming to work with more women in this sector in the future.

El Festival Hispasat 4K y RTVE ponen a disposición del público nuevos contenidos en 4K a través de la aplicación “Botón rojo”

- The "4K Directors" programme includes several of the winning short films from the festival's previous edition, along with interviews in which the authors behind the films discuss the future of audiovisual media, new formats and technologies with renowned filmmakers.

- This initiative reinforces HISPASAT and RTVE’s commitment to innovation and technological development in the production and display of contents in UHD.

Hispasat 1C fulfilled its mission and was sent to the graveyard orbit

• Today the third satellite of the HISPASAT fleet completed its re-orbiting operations, which began on 29 May.

• This satellite effectively provided services for 17 years from two orbital positions, 30° and 84° West.

Call for entries for the HISPASAT 4K International Short Film Festival ends soon

The call for short films shot and post-produced exclusively in 4K will remain open until 14 June.

The winner of the Award for Best Director will have the opportunity to direct a feature film produced by Cine365 Film. The contest also presents five other important awards.

The Castilla y León municipality of Magaña wins the Hispasat contest and receives free Internet access for one year

Valle de Manzanedo (Burgos) and Aracena (Huelva), along with Magaña, were among the 25 finalists in the #enREDatupueblo contest held by the telecommunication operator Hispasat.

Residents of Magaña (Soria) will now be able to enjoy free satellite Internet service at 30 Mbps in their homes and businesses thanks to this contest, aimed at small municipalities and singular population entities which lack connectivity.

Social network users and those who visited the Conéctate project website were able to choose from three finalists in casting their vote for the winning town.

The H36W-1 satellite reaches its orbital position and becomes operational

The satellite is now located in its final orbital position at 36° West and will begin to offer its first services after testing in space.

The Hispasat 36W-1 satellite was launched in January from the European Space Port of Kourou in French Guiana aboard a Soyuz vehicle from Arianespace.

Eurona and HISPASAT present solutions for the fishing industry at Expomar

The new VSAT technology constitutes a technological leap for this type of vessels and will enable crews to connect to the Internet from the high seas.

Only 1% of Spanish fishing vessels have complete network connection enabling the crew to communicate via Whatsapp or Skype with their family members.

HISPASAT and HISPAMAR unify and update their logos

The new design seeks to update corporate image, homogenise both brands and reflect the growing internationalisation of the company.

The Azento de Diseño studio in Madrid was in charge of carrying out the makeover.

Finalists selected for the HISPASAT contest which will provide Internet access to a town without connectivity

Aracena (Huelva), Magaña (Soria) and Valle de Manzanedo (Burgos) were chosen among the 25 towns that entered the #enREDatupueblo contest.

The final winner will be the one who receives the most votes as of 27 May on social networks and the website.

HISPASAT will provide satellite broadband connection to this town, giving its residents free Internet access via satellite with a speed of 30 Mbps for one year.

HISPASAT y QUANTIS darán conexión a Internet a los corredores de la Titán Desert gracias al satélite

Los operadores ofrecerán el servicio de comunicación de la carrera, proporcionando también streaming en la meta e Internet para los participantes.

El satélite es la única tecnología que garantiza conectividad en lugares extremos como la alta montaña o el desierto de Marruecos, por donde discurre el trazado de esta legendaria competición ciclista.

HISPASAT to sponsor the 2017 TechWomen and Partners Summit

• Spanish operator joins initiative to foster technical careers for women.

• This action falls within HISPASAT’s Corporate Social Responsibility policy, specifically in the area of promoting education and equality.

HISPASAT fosters the talent of women with a scholarship for engineers

The operator will award an annual scholarship to a female engineer to complete her postgraduate studies in the aerospace sector.

The company aims to foster the talent of women in the areas of engineering, aiming to have more of them working in this sector in the future.

Rivilla de Barajas, primera población de Castilla y León que concursa para salir del aislamiento digital

• Vecinos de Rivilla de Barajas van a participar en el concurso #enREDatupueblo de Hispasat, que tiene como objetivo llevar Internet a zonas aisladas para reducir la brecha digital en nuestro país.

Todavía hay en España 2.682 pueblos que no disponen de acceso a Internet a un mínimo de 10 Mbps, y casi 600.000 hogares que no pueden navegar ni a 2 Mbps.

Castilla y León es una de las comunidades autónomas españolas con mayor índice de población sin acceso a Internet.

El operador premiará al municipio ganador con conexión gratuita a Internet de 30 Mbps vía satélite durante un año.

HISPASAT presents its latest innovations for the audiovisual sector at the 2017 NAB Show

The satellite operator reinforces its position in Ultra High Definition TV (UHDTV) technology and will broadcast its Hispasat 4K channel during the event.

HISPASAT has reached an agreement with the operator TSA to distribute 14 channels of AMC Networks International Iberia for a three-year period.

Hispasat se reúne con el Gobierno de Aragón para colaborar en la reducción de la brecha digital

El operador ha presentado también al director general de Administración Electrónica y Sociedad de la Información el concurso #enREDatupueblo, que dará a un municipio conexión gratuita a Internet de 30 Mbps vía satélite durante un año.

Vilapoupre de Antas de Ulla, primera población gallega que concursa para salir del aislamiento digital

Vecinos de la parroquia lucense van a participar en el concurso #enREDatupueblo de Hispasat, que tiene como objetivo llevar Internet a zonas aisladas para reducir la brecha digital en nuestro país.

Todavía hay en España 2.682 pueblos que no disponen de acceso a Internet a un mínimo de 10 Mbps, y casi 600.000 hogares que no pueden navegar ni a 2 Mbps.

Galicia es una de las comunidades autónomas españolas con mayor índice de población sin acceso a Internet.

El operador premiará al municipio ganador con conexión gratuita a Internet de 30 Mbps vía satélite durante un año.

The HISPASAT 4K International Short Film Festival returns to Madrid for its third edition

The call for entries for this third edition of the festival will be open until 14 June.

Once again, the winner of the Award for Best Director will have the opportunity to direct a feature film produced by Cine365 Film.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

HISPASAT increased its total revenue by 4.2% in 2016

The Spanish satellite operator reached 228.9 million euros of revenue in 2016.

In this business year, HISPASAT has invested 167.8 million euros, which reaffirms its growth strategy.

The guaranteed long-term capacity contracts (back-log) stands at 6.5 times the company’s annual revenue, one of the best in the sector.

Hispasat, Abertis and Cellnex headquarters turn off their lights for the planet

Next Saturday 25 March, the HISPASAT, ABERTIS and CELLNEX Building in Madrid will join the campaign sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

The blackout will also extend to the ABERTIS and CELLNEX offices in Barcelona.

“Earth Hour” is the greatest global initiative in defence of the environment.

Hispasat launches the #enREDatupueblo contest to bring Internet to remote areas in Spain

The operator will award the winning town free Internet access via satellite with a speed of 30 Mbps for one year.

In Spain, there are still 2,682 towns that do not have access to Internet with a minimum speed of 10 Mbps, and nearly 600,000 homes that cannot browse the Internet at even 2 Mbps.

The contest is the first activity of the Conéctate project, HISPASAT’s initiative to bridge the digital divide in Spain’s most remote and sparsely populated areas.

HISPASAT presents its most flexible satellite at Washington Satellite 2017

At this event, HISPASAT will present the newest satellite in its fleet, the H36W-1, launched in January with its highly innovative platform and payload.

HISPASAT will participate in one of the most important discussions of the event and will attend the most prominent exposition fair in the satellite sector.

Successful launch of the Hispasat 36W-1 satellite

Hispasat’s new communications satellite, successfully launched by a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana, is now orbiting in space.

The H36W-1 includes a pioneering RedSAT regenerative payload, enabling HISPASAT to use satellite power more smoothly and efficiently.

This is the first mission of the new SmallGEO platform, which was developed by OHB System AG (Germany) together with the European Space Agency and HISPASAT.

Hispasat 36W-1 satellite to be launched tonight

It will be put into orbit by Arianespace’s Soyuz launcher from French Guiana. The launch is scheduled for 2:03 AM Spanish time.

The satellite launch will be broadcast live on the HISPASAT website.

Hispasat launches it most innovative satellite yet: the H36W-1

Today the operator presented the Hispasat 36W-1, which it developed in collaboration with the ESA and which will be put into orbit in January.

Built on the new SmallGEO platform, Hispasat 36W-1 has a regenerative payload which will provide greater flexibility to the satellite.

The new HISPASAT satellite was developed with broad participation from the Spanish space industry, financed through Spain’s contribution to the European Space Agency.

The Hispasat 36W-1 has 20 Ku-band transponders and additional capacity for up to 3 Ka-band transponders and will open the operator’s orbital position located at 36° West.

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