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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: “Time to forget 2015”

SES will unveil its Q1 results on April 29th. Giles Thorne, equity analyst at investment bank Jefferies, suggests that 2015 was definitely a year to forget given the slew of…

Intelsat: Glass now half full

On April 28th, satellite operator Intelsat will unveil its Q1 results, and there’s little doubt that change is in the air. The past few quarters has seen altogether too much…

Sky: Bundesliga “Bogeyman” will be expensive

Sky’s solid financial results pleased the market, but the likely costs of winning the impending German Bundesliga football TV rights, coming up for the final stages of auction at the…

Ergen targeting vehicle connectivity

Dish Network’s founder Charlie Ergen, speaking to analysts following his company’s results, said that vehicle connectivity was a topic that his organisations were well positioned to participate in. Ergen is…

Intelsat share price rebounds

Having reported on the many challenges facing satellite operator Intelsat over this past year, it is refreshing to report a massive 11.5 per cent jump (35c) in its share price…

“Darling” ARM suffers downgrade

ARM is the UK-based supplier of chip-sets and its licensed patents and IP are incorporated into hundreds if not thousands of TV, computing and cellular smartphone products. For some years…

Caution over Vivendi & Mediaset

The initial enthusiasm over the planned Vivendi acquisition of Mediaset’s Premium pay-TV services has cooled a little, at least as far as equity analysts at Deutsche Bank (DB) are concerned.…

SES approves “I still love you” success

Elon Musk might just have gone through another – probably expensive – divorce for the second time with one of his wives, but he has definitely maintained his sense of…

Landing success for SpaceX

Billionaire Elon Musk’s scheme to dramatically slash prices for launching satellites into space came much closer on April 8th when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed onto a floating…

Ariane: ‘We’ll beat SpaceX on price’

The first launch of the new design Ariane 6 rocket is still four to five years away (planned first flight currently in 2020), but French government and industry officials said…

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