UMG and XM Satellite Radio Reach Agreement

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Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, and XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading satellite radio company, have resolved the lawsuit brought by UMG against XM over its Pioneer Inno, a portable satellite receiver...

Earth-watching satellite to improve Google Earth images

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DigitalGlobe, provider of imagery for Google Incorporated's interactive mapping program Google Earth, plans to launch a new high-resolution satellite, dubbed WorldView I, on Tuesday. Together with the company's existing Quickbird satellite, it will offer half-meter...

US agencies boost satellite use

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The US is giving its domestic agencies greater access to images from spy satellites, in a move strongly criticised by civil rights groups. The images will be used to boost national security, disaster response and...

FCC Seeks Public Comment On Satellite Radio Merger

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The Federal Communications Commission has issued a notice asking for members of the public to voice their opinions on whether Sirius and XM, USA's two satellite radio broadcasters, should be allowed to merge. The combined...

Hackers hijack satellite TV in Southern China

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Hackers allegedly hijacked satellite TV signals in southern China to broadcast anti-government messages, news reports said Thursday. Viewers complained that their TV screens went blank for nearly two hours or showed anti-government messages for 30...

Satellite circuit for Google TV ads

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After months of speculation, Google has officially jumped into the television business. The Web giant announced on Monday that it is partnering with EchoStar Communications to sell commercials over the Dish satellite broadcaster's 125 national...

China to Launch Television Satellite

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According to Xinhua News Agency, Du Baichuan (deputy director of the technology section of China's TV regulator, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television) has announced that China will make a second attempt at...

U.S. launches satellite repair robots

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) along with the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the same branch of the U.S. military that created the internet, has launched a pair of prototype robots into...

European Space Agency to test Satellite Radio

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Conventional satellite radio, such as services offered by XM and Sirius, uses new satellites and networks of ground-based transmitters. This new European system, which has been in development for three years, uses existing communications satellites...

FCC Says No to Satellite Radio Merger

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If you've been following the news over the last few months, you've probably noticed a few articles analyzing, speculating or simply spreading rumours regarding a merger between Sirius and XM Radio. Leave all the non-facts...

NASA's Self-Taught Satellite

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The Indonesian volcano Talang on the island of Sumatra had been dormant for centuries when, in April 2005, it suddenly rumbled to life. A plume of smoke rose 1000 meters high and nearby villages were...

Patent: iPod Entering the Satellite Radio Arena?

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Apple is ramping up its options for future product development, with yet another filing raising speculation of new goodies ahead for the Mac world. MacNN notes that Apple has filed a patent application that...

Samsung Launches New Satellite DMB Phone

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Samsung Electronics announced the launch of its latest satellite DMB phone (model number: SCH-B200/SPH-B2000) with a unique "slide and rotate" form factor. The phone's unique design allows users to first slide, and then rotate the...

AOL, XM Satellite to Start Web Radio Service

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America Online on Monday announced plans to launch a Web-based radio service with XM Satellite Radio in a move that may help XM win customers from AOL's 24 million subscribers, driving XM shares higher. The...

Google Adds Keyhole Satellite Support

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Just when you thought they were out of ingenious ideas, Google has just enabled Keyhole Satellite support for its popular 'Maps' and 'Local' services. The system allows you to zoom in on almost any spot...

Google buys satellite image firm Keyhole

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Thanks to Mr. Peabody for posting this in the Neowin BPN. Search giant Google said Wednesday that it has acquired Keyhole, a company specializing in Web-based software that allows people to view satellite...

Samsung to put satellite TV into cell phone

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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is planning a cellular telephone that can receive multimedia programming broadcasts via satellite, the company said Thursday. The new phone, which is still in the development stage, is expected to be...

SOHO Satellite Goes Into Emergency Mode

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By Luis Sanchez Duarte - NASA Around 02:30 UT on February 5, 2002, SOHO went into Emergency Sun Reacquisition (ESR) mode shortly after an interruption of the power supply to one of...

Satellite takes a super-close look at Earth

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The highest-resolution commercially available imagery of Earth is streaming out of space, courtesy of DigitalGlobe's QuickBird satellite. The Satelite was lofted into orbit on Oct. 18 and circles the Earth in a 280-mile...

Aramiska opens UK broadband satellite kimono

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Dutch-based Aramiska is the latest company to announce its pricing for broadband over satellite services. Launching in the UK today, the company said its satellite-based broadband business packages for SMEs start at...

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