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Chris Forrester is one of the most experienced and highly regarded journalists in the field. His insight and analysis, particularly in the satellite and pay-TV arena, is highly prized. He has written for all the major business journals in the sector as well as several national newspapers.

SES starts fight back

SES held its annual ‘Capital Markets Day’ on June 21st, talking to analysts about the company’s current state of business and prospects for the future. Evidently it went reasonably well.…

Longest day, shortest night for SES

On June 21st, satellite operator SES is holding its ‘capital market day’ and in the process attempting to explain recent events as to its miserable share performance, and how it…

Eutelsat “more upbeat” at Investor Conference

Eutelsat’s CEO Rodolphe Belmer appeared at the Exane/BNP-Paribas CEO Conference in Paris this week, and his presentation saw an “improving tone… [and] more upbeat” following on from its Q3 profits…

Musk “wake up call” to Europe’s space industry

Elon Musk’s SpaceX company is enjoying considerable success launching – and then landing – his reusable rockets into space. They frequently carry valuable communications satellites for Europe’s SES and Eutelsat,…

Sigh of relief at Sky Deutschland

The news that Sky Deutschland has won the pay-TV broadcast rights for the 4 out of the 5 potential Bundesliga DFL football packages delivered a “strongly favourable outcome” for the…

Meltdown for satellite stocks

Who would invest in satellite operators? Each of the ‘big three’ (Intelsat, SES and Eutelsat) have suffered massively from the downturn in satellite sentiment. Other operators have not been immune…

FCC auction could top $100bn

The FCC’s latest spectrum auction has something of a twist, in that current holders of valuable spectrum can sell off unwanted bandwidth in the auction. Nevertheless, the FCC is expecting…

Intelsat “early tender” over-subscribed

Satellite giant Intelsat has an operation underway where it is seeking to repay some of its ‘Senior Note’ debts by an early redemption and at a significant discount to their…

O3b buyout: “Why the rush?”

Last week, satellite operator raised €900 million in order to complete the purchase of mini-satellite constellation O3b. At least one investment bank is asking why SES has moved on O3b…

DirecTV wants ‘direct-to-car’

Many of us spend far too long in our vehicles but AT&T, which now owns pay-TV operator DirecTV, says it wants to beam a portfolio of channels and content into…

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