Televisa from México to launch new satellite in 2017 for Sky HD video


Telecommunications company Televisa from México announced it will orbit in 2017 a new satellite, Sky Mexico-2, for video streaming in high definition (HD) that will complete the channel supply of DTH operator Sky (41% owned by AT&T), local daily El Financiero reported.


During the Latin American Satellite Congress 2016, Televisa’s Satellite Operations Director, William Aguirre Ballesteros, made public the project to add a new device to the coverage that the current Sky Mexico-1 has, launched in May 2015.


The satellite is operated by US company Orbital ATK and the capacity expansion aims to reach a total of 160 HD channels in 2017, the widest range of this quality in the Latin American market. Televisa aims that by 2020 all Sky subscribers may access HD channels.