Over the past two decades Telenor Satellite Broadcasting has established itself as a major satellite operator in key target markets throughout Europe and the Middle East.
With the up-and-coming launch of THOR 7, scheduled to commence commercial operations in 2014, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting has the scope to strengthen its position in key markets – maintaining our leading broadcast position in the Nordic region, building upon our premium broadcast position in Central and Eastern Europe and further developing our role as a major distributor of satellite services to the maritime and offshore sectors.
Highlights in the past decade include:
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting moves Thor III to 4ºWest and commences inclined-satellite operations.
THOR 6 is successfully launched on October 29.
THOR 5 is successfully launched on February 11.
Telenor signs contract with Thales to build THOR 6. Scheduled launch date in 2009.
Telenor signs contract with Orbital to build THOR II-R (now known as THOR 5). Delivery of the satellite – which will replace the existing THOR II transponders and provide additional transponders for European expansion – is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2007.
Intelsat 10-02 is successfully launched and positioned at 1ºWest. TSBc owns the spot 1 and spot 2 payloads which are named THOR 10-02 S1 and S2. Intelsat 10-02 replaced Intelsat 707 and provides high-powered coverage of Europe and the Middle East.