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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 rethink on C-band use?

Intelsat wants to modify how its C-band frequencies are used over the US. It has in mind using bandwidth over metropolitan areas for 5G activity.  Intelsat (and Intel) has submitted…

Inmarsat in the doghouse

In what must be considered a case of “me too”, the market has treated London-based satellite operator Inmarsat with a marked downgrade following its profit warning. Inmarsat’s share price has…

Scotland’s ‘Space Port’ concept could be ideal

A new space port built on one of the Scottish Shetland Isles could make an ideal location for launching certain types of satellite, according to a report from the UK…

Disney plans big for Mickey’s 90th birthday

Just over 12 months from now, on November 18th 2018, it will be Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday. Christine McCarthy, CFO at The Walt Disney Company, speaking during the company’s results…

DISH Network focused on Connectivity

The November 9th analysts’ results telephone conference with DISH Network’s senior executives seemed more focused on founder Charlie Ergen’s views on the prospects for connectivity. He explained that DISH now…

SES share price sinks below €13

The world’s ‘Big Three’ satellite operators (SES, Intelsat and Eutelsat) are all under pressure with their revenues and profit margins squeezed and anxieties over their ability to continue to stay…

Gulf media racked by Saudi broadcasting detainees

The slew of “detained” senior Saudi Arabian officials named in a November 4th crackdown on alleged corruption contains many very well-known names in Arabic broadcasting. The news emerged via an…

SES: “No meaningful growth until 2019”

Another negative report on satellite operator SES has emerged from investment bank Berenberg. The bank downgraded its advice to investors from “Buy” to “Hold”, saying a combination of delayed satellite…

2018 a crunch year for UK broadcasters

A comprehensive report from investment bank Exane/BNPP on the Future of UK TV presents a list of topics that make worrying reading for British commercial and pay-TV broadcasting. The bank’s…

OneWeb plans May 2018 launch

OneWeb is a proposed mega-constellation of an initial 648 low-orbiting satellites designed to bring affordable broadband access to the whole planet.  Eventually, OneWeb is planning a total of 4425 satellites…

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