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Chris ForresterChris 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.

Danish broadcasting ‘hurt by Netflix’

Denmark is an important European market, but – along with its Scandinavian neighbours – tends to be overlooked. Now, equity analysts at investment bank Exane-BNP/Paribas have taken a close look…

Intelsat gets investor support

Last week it emerged that the Bank of New York Mellon was just one of many investors which had raised their holdings in Intelsat, which – if its share price…

Ergen: “We want to become a connectivity company”

Charlie Ergen, co-founder and chairman/CEO of DISH Network (and the separate Echostar satellite business), talking to equity analysts following on from DISH Network’s quarterly trading results (see separate story), said…

Rocket re-use is “self-evident”

The re-use of rockets for launching commercial (and government) satellites is now “self-evident” says a report from Northern Sky Research (NSR), and benefitting both the launch company and the satellite…

Future of PBS in US “uncertain”

The USA’s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is at risk according to Paula Kerger, President of the non-commercial organisation. Kerger, speaking at a TV critics even on July 30th, said her…

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…

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