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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.

Fox move on Sky “could take time”

There were reports in the British press this past weekend which suggested that 21st Century Fox and Sky’s lobbyists were briefing UK parliamentary members on their plans for the acquisition…

Trump could be good news for satellite

A major study of Europe’s media stocks from equity analysts at Berenberg Bank includes a close look at the prospects for the satellite sector. Included in the report are detailed…

Bondholders back Avanti restructuring

It seems that London-based speciality satellite operator Avanti Communications has won a vote of approval from its bondholders to its financial restructuring plan. Some 91.85 per cent of bondholders have…

Inclined orbit satellites can now be worth millions

Communications satellites generally have an in-orbit lifetime of about 15-17 years. During this period they are deliberately maintained at a precise orbital position, which means they are perfect for DTH…

SiriusXM tops own guidance

Pay-radio broadcaster SiriusXM has exceeded its own guidance for its 2016 expectations in terms of subscribers. However, comments from SiriusXM’s CFO David Frear, speaking at a Citigroup financial conference on…

Israel’s space industry in “severe crisis”

The fallout of the September 1st destruction of the Amos-6 satellite in a catastrophic fire atop a Falcon 9 rocket continues to reverberate in Israel. Let alone the question of…

Netflix vs Amazon: India is new battleground

The past year has seen Netflix and main rival Amazon Prime launch their OTT services in India. Netflix launched on January 6th at 500 Rupees per month (about $7.50). Amazon…

Red tape ahead for Fox, Sky bid

Some British politicians are calling for 21st Century Fox’s bid for Sky to be blocked – and not just delayed, but completely thrown out. Former Labour party leader Ed Milliband…

Vivendi: “Make war, not love”

One equity analyst has called the speedy Vivendi acquisition of Mediaset stock (at 20 per cent, and perhaps counting) represents “a rapid invasion” and asks whether Vivendi’s move will hold…

Netflix is simply changing everything

The December 13 announcement that the BBC and ITV have finally launched BritBox, a SVoD service for ‘the best of British’ output, and which will eventually be available globally, although…

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