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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.

SpaceX ‘logjam’ hits launch clients

A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to launch this coming weekend carrying a routine NASA cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS). But the long delays since the Sepember 1st…

ViaSat-2 promised for the autumn

Eutelsat and ViaSat will shortly sign a joint-venture agreement that will eventually cover the use of a ViaSat-3 satellite, and the use of Eutelsat’s existing Ka-Sat broadband-by-satellite service. ViaSat has…

Disney’s Iger: “Too many ads on TV”

Ad-free services from the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime are seemingly impressing Disney CEO Bob Iger, who has said he believes there are too many commercial interruptions on TV.…

Viacom boss addresses “points of pain”

The past year or so has not been kind to Viacom, with highly public squabbles between lawyers for founder Sumner Redstone, and bloodletting between certain key executives, and far too…

Avanti suffers “default” downgrade

London-based satellite operator Avanti Communications has been downgraded by ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) following on from its exchange of debt (in the form of its Senior Secured Notes).…

IFE: Global Eagle soars, Panasonic is laid low

Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) is a specialist provider of aircraft-based In Flight Entertainment (IFE), of which more in a moment.  However, GEE said February 2nd that 2016 had been a…

What is Ergen up to?

Charlie Ergen, co-founder and majority shareholder in Dish Network and EchoStar, has streamlined the business relationships between the two businesses, and in particular its growing broadband-by-satellite subsidiary Hughes Retail Group.…

More damaging fallout from Sky’s OTT promise

Last week Sky announced that in 2018 it would introduce an OTT broadband service which would include its SkyQ set-top box, and targeting the 2 million homes in the UK…

Rocket problems could hinder EchoStar launch

Russia’s Proton rockets have flown 129 missions since 2001, but 12 of them have failed in some form or other.  International Launch Services (ILS) manages commercial ‘western’ access to the…

Sky: You have to wonder …

Sky’s results could be a worry to Rupert and James Murdoch. Despite the operating profit tumbling 9 per cent for the half-year to December 31st (blamed mostly on the cost…

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