Eutelsat is a French satellite operator. Providing coverage over the entire European continent, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas, it is the world's third-largest satellite operator in terms of revenues.
Russian DTH operators FSUE Kosmicheskaya Svyaz, NTV Plus and Tricolor TV use the Eutelsat 36B satellite. The company gets 6% of revenue from Russia.
The French regulator has said Eutelsat must cut ties with NTV Mir. It is claimed Russia was Eutelsat's second biggest client last year. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has asked France’s broadcasting regulator, ARCOM, to order French TV satellite operator Eutelsat to stop carrying three Russian TV channels that are spearheads of the Kremlin’s war propaganda
|August 06, 2022||French satellite company set to merge with Britain's OneWeb forced to stop broadcasting Russian TV channel that compared Ukrainians with Nazis|
|May 13, 2022||How One Company Helps Keep Russia’s TV Propaganda Machine Online|
|May 10, 2022||Eutelsat defends its broadcast of Russian TV channels|