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SES’s Astra 5B and Hispasat’s Amazonas 4A have been successfully placed in orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket, launched from Kourou end of March 2014. Astra 5B is equipped with 60 active Ku- and Ka-band transponders and will be positioned at the 31.5 degrees East orbital slot to deliver broadcast and broadband services to Europe and Africa. Source: digitaltveurope

Microsoft will launch its much anticipated next-generation videogame and entertainment console, the Xbox One, in South Africa in September 2014, distributor Westcon-Comztek has announced. The launch comes almost a year after Sony introduced its next-generation console, the PlayStation 4, in South Africa. Source: Tech Centra

Owora Deusdedit from Uganda baseball and softball association needs funds to promote the talent of kids in Uganda: Deals with TV channels, radios and producers are welcome. Contact Owora Deusdedit  <OworaDX@state.gov>