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Massive boost for satellite capacity by 2020

Paris-based research company Euroconsult, in its latest report (High Throughput Satellites: Vertical Market Analysis & Forecasts), says there is going to be a significant increase in High Throughput Satellites (HTS)…

Intelsat revenue warning

Major satellite operator Intelsat has cautioned the market that revenue and income for this year will be lower than expected. Intelsat cites a slower-than-anticipated take-up of capacity on its new…

Eutelsat’s 2019 forecast looks positive

The ‘big three’ satellite operators (SES, Intelsat and Eutelsat) have had a torrid couple of years, with margins squeezed and competition for business fierce. Indeed, that competition saw Eutelsat’s CEO…

What’s next for Pandora?

Last week’s investment of $480 million (€428m) by pay-radio operator SiriusXM into music streaming service Pandora leaves far more questions unanswered than answered. The deal has yet to proceed through…

Qatar: World Cup in jeopardy

Last week’s ending of diplomatic relations between Qatar and almost all of the other Gulf States, not least Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – and which provoked a…

Sky could be UK election loser

Everyone should now be out of the prediction business: Brexit, Trump, and now Theresa May. The UK Prime Minister has seen a Parliamentary majority and a 20 point poll lead…

Gulf viewers deprived by diplomatic crisis

What happens if you are an innocent viewer based in Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and trying to watch a football game carried by beIN Sports, or…

Satellite insurers ‘save’ $786m of risk

Last Thursday’s launch of two giant satellites by an Arianespace rocket was a success in more ways than one. The launch saw a flawless deployment of two important satellites, including…

Russia’s Proton returns to work after a year

International Launch Services (ILS), the commercial arm of Russia’s Proton rocket system, is to launch the much-delayed EchoStar XXI satellite next week on June 8th (at 06.45 Moscow time) from…

Intelsat crunch time

Investors and bond-holders in Intelsat have less than two days left, until midnight (New York-time) May 31st, to decide whether to accept the revised terms on offer from Japanese media…

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