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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.

SES: “The Supertanker is turning”

There’s been a fair amount of negative comment these past months about satellite’s future role and prospects for investors. In particular, the threat from broadcasters transferring their loyalties from DTH…

Optimistic prospects for LG

South Korean conglomerate Eugene Investment & Securities, in a March 20th note to investors, says that it expects LG Display, the screen and panel division of LG Electronics, to report…

FCC, ITU anxious over satellite constellations

Currently a would-be satellite operator has to make its application to place a satellite through an approved licensing process, usually via a national agency which then submits the application to…

Spacecom admits “very hurt” by explosion

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has had a terrible 18 months. In November 2015, its Amos-5 satellite failed despite being less than four years old. Then, in September last year, it lost…

Intelsat, Kymeta seeking mobile mass market

The investment announced by Intelsat on March 7th with speciality antenna maker Kymeta is a significant move for Intelsat. Intelsat has given no specifics on the value of the investment,…

SES boss explains Sat-2017 “no show”

Every year the Satellite Show in Washington DC presents a panel made up of the CEOs of the very top satellite operators. SES has always been present… except this year.…

Intelsat planned merger drives other M&A

Last week Japanese telco giant SoftBank and Intelsat and OneWeb announced a merger scheme that would boost Intelsat’s existing geostationary satellite fleet by adding around 650 low Earth orbiting (LEO)…

Intelsat and OneWeb “a defensive merger”

The post-announcement comments of the SoftBank-engineered merger between Intelsat and OneWeb are coming in, and they are not all favourable. For example, Sami Kassab, an equity analyst at investment bank…

Ergen to buy Inmarsat?

London-based satellite operator Inmarsat is again being talked about as a take-over target. The Financial Times reported that Inmarsat could be a target for EchoStar. This time it is Charlie…

EchoStar “ready for M&A options”

Charlie Ergen, founder of the Dish Network and EchoStar satellite operation, said the asset swaps made in January between the two businesses readied the pair for a wave of merger…

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