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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.

Proton rocket scandal deepens

The past few years have seen 4 giant Proton rockets spectacularly fail and in the process destroying their precious – and expensive – satellite cargoes. The latest, that of Satmex-1,…

Proton fallout reverberates through satellite industry

The fallout from the May 16th Proton rocket explosion and the total loss of a Mexican satellite continues to reverberate throughout the industry. SES on May 19th told a banker’s…

Sky Italia 3D is alive, and in 6K

Shooting starts this week on Sky Italia’s latest 3D production. Last year Sky Italia beamed its Vatican Museums in 3D to subscribers but also to 2000 cinema screens in 60 countries…

Early orbits for Eutelsat and ABS satellites

Back on March 1st, a SpaceX rocket launched two satellites into orbit. One was Eutelsat’s 115 West B (and ordered as a Sat-Mex satellite), and the other for ABS of…

Arianespace “can outcompete” SpaceX

Arianespace’s CEO Stephane Israel, in a briefing to the French National Assembly’s Economic Affairs Committee, has stressed that Arianespace can successfully compete with arch-rival Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket system. SpaceX…

Echostar Mobile to launch 2016

In January last year US-based Echostar bought the ailing Solaris Mobile S-band transmission system that is orbiting on a Eutelsat satellite. On May 15th Echostar CEO Michael Dugan told analysts…

Redstone: “No decision” on successor

Nobody would blame CBS and Viacom mogul Sumner Redstone for looking to retire. At 91 years-of-age anyone might expect him to step aside and leave the running of his global…

Sky Europe: Italy and Germany to drive growth

On April 21st Sky revealed its quarterly numbers (group revenues up 5 per cent for the 9-months (at £8,453 million), and group EBITA up 20 per cent to £1,025 million).…

Al Jazeera America faces “anti-US” charge

Al Jazeera America is facing a $15 million wrongful termination claim by a former employee, who alleges that executives at the broadcaster have exhibited an anti-American bias, and steadily brought…

Ergen’s Dish facing Senate investigation

A few months ago Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network were successful bidders in the Federal Communications Commission’s auction of AWS-3 wireless spectrum (which overall raised billions of dollars for the US…

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