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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.

The market loves Netflix… or does it?

The past few days have seen some extraordinary valuations put on Netflix by Wall Street investors and their advisers following on from a surprisingly good set of results from the…

Discovery, Scripps merger would see cost savings and clout

Discovery Communications is reportedly in talks with Scripps Networks International about merging their broadcasting assets. While the discussions are far from confirmed, analysts at MoffettNathanson Research (MNR) issued a timely…

SES expectations trimmed; Eutelsat more positive

On July 28th, both of Europe’s major satellite operators unveil their results. SES will reveal its half-year numbers and Eutelsat its full-year figures. The event has prompted equity analyst Sami Kassab…

4-Ever-2 Project wraps

The French-backed ‘4-Ever’ research and development project has come to an end. Its nine core partners include Orange, France Télévisions, Globecast and ATEME, and the focus was very much on 4K/Ultra…

Inmarsat: “Eutelsat/ViaSat complaints without merit”

A complaint has been lodged at the European Court of Justice by Eutelsat, ViaSat of California and Panasonic Aviation alleging that Inmarsat is violating is abusing its licence by passing…

Sky bid: Broadcasting grandee warns of Sky News closure risk

David Elstein, chairman of openDemocracy.net and a former head of programming at BSkyB, has written a powerful – and 5,000-word – analysis piece for openDemocracy and examining the possible outcome…

“Cautious” bank report on ITV

There are near-daily stories in the UK national press as to who might be the new CEO at commercial broadcaster ITV. Meanwhile, the share price remains under pressure, and a…

Google and Facebook biting at broadcasters

Equity analysts at investment bank Exane/BNP-Paribas, in a major 80-page report on the state of Europe’s commercial broadcasting industry, say that commercial TV is under extreme pressure from digital and…

Eutelsat is through the “perfect storm”

Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat received a positive report from equity analysts at investment bank Berenberg, saying that despite a lackluster Q2 and Q3 (in its trading year which wrapped on…

Inmarsat accuses Eutelsat, ViaSat and Panasonic of “making mischief”

June 28th saw Inmarsat’s S-EAN (European Aviation Network) satellite launched by an Arianespace rocket. The satellite’s launch is controversial and Eutelsat, ViaSat of California and in-flight communications company Panasonic Aviation…

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