Gospel Music Net on DIRECTV, Intelsat Mobile

Gospel Music Channel said beginning March 19 it will be available to DIRECTV customers. With the addition of DIRECTV, Gospel Music Channel is now available to nearly 40 million subscribers, said Charles Humbard, founder and president of the network.

TECHNOLOGY - Intelsat on Tuesday launched Mobile Reach, a solution that enables wireless operators to extend cellular networks into rural areas and sparsely populated regions. The Mobile Reach service will use the Hughes HX broadband satellite system and C-Band capacity on Intelsat 901 as well as other Intelsat satellites in the Atlantic Ocean Region in its initial phase, the company said.

TECHNOLOGY - Hughes Network Systems said it has added new WAN optimization and application acceleration capabilities to its suite of HughesNet Managed Network Services. The capabilities improve application performance and increase overall network efficiency, and are available for all broadband technologies - wired, wireless and satellite, the company said.