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O3b buyout: “Why the rush?”

Last week, satellite operator raised €900 million in order to complete the purchase of mini-satellite constellation O3b. At least one investment bank is asking why SES has moved on O3b…

DirecTV wants ‘direct-to-car’

Many of us spend far too long in our vehicles but AT&T, which now owns pay-TV operator DirecTV, says it wants to beam a portfolio of channels and content into…

Massive threat to satellites over India

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is looking at a new proposal which would require all DTH broadcasters to use one ISRO-built satellite. If carried out, the move would eliminate non-Indian…

Viacom’s Dauman tells staff to ‘stay calm’

Viacom has been making near-daily headline news for the wrong reasons with many in the company and entertainment industry generally being focused on a sordid series of legal claims and…

SES criticises “over-simplistic” market reaction

SES CEO, Karim Michel Sabbagh, has complained that the market doesn’t appreciate the quite dramatic changes that the satellite industry is going through. The past week or so has seen…

SES also fights back on “overblown” anxieties

SES was also badly affected by last week’s market anxieties over Eutelsat. While Eutelsat’s share price crashed some 30 per cent, SES was also impacted by the general depression revolving…

Eutelsat starts fight back

When a business has received a brutal beating and a very bloody nose from a dismayed stock market there’s not much that can be done other than to get back…

Sky Deutschland: “A huge opportunity”

Equity analysts from some of the London investment banks recently sat down with Sky’s senior management and some interesting views emerged, not least with the prospects from the upcoming auctions…

“Seismic” threats to satellite industry

Last week Eutelsat issued a major profit warning to the market and its share price fell 30 per cent. The news provoked major falls for Luxembourg-based SES (8.08 per cent),…

Satellite stocks sink on Eutelsat warning

Eutelsat shares crashed 30.7 per cent on the Paris bourse following their profits warning. Eutelsat’s fall from grace was not helped by a slew of negative comments from equity analysts.…

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