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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.

Sceptics rounding on Avanti Communications

There’s little news from beleaguered speciality satellite operator Avanti Communications, other than it is rolling over its already expensive debt obligations by borrowing more cash to keep itself afloat. Avanti,…

‘Life or death’ for SpaceX

‘Life or death’ makes a dramatic headline, but that’s the comment from one observer as to anxieties over rocket company SpaceX returning to flight anytime soon. The worries are that…

NHK readies “three-dimensional” TV in 2030

Three-dimensional TV has nothing to do with 3D TV, now largely discounted as yesterday’s technology. But Japan’s NHK public broadcaster is actively looking at holographic television as its next step…

Intelsat I-33e problems could mean insurance payout

It hasn’t been a secret that the recent launch of Intelsat’s latest ‘Epic’ satellite suffered a post-launch problem.  The important satellite was launched on August 24th, and all seemed well,…

Boeing satellite for Cayman Islands

Euroconsult’s Paris Business Week saw Boeing confirm it was to build a broadband satellite for the Cayman Islands. GiSAT will provide broadcast and broadband capability to a targeted 35 sub-Saharan…

Arianespace responds to SpaceX/Proton “issues”

Arianespace is looking at adding another flight to its 2017 planned manifest, and in order to take up some of the delays caused by the recent problems at SpaceX and…

Spacecom Amos-6 prospects examined

It was time-saving of at least a day in the pre-launch campaign that seemed to have been the reason why Spacecom’s AMOS-6 satellite was sitting on top of its SpaceX…

Analyst: Time is right for Fox to buy Sky

A report from Macquarie investment bank has suggested that the time was now right for a deal which would see 21st Century Fox buy the 61 per cent of Sky…

Turkey wants to be bigger satellite player

Turkey says it wants to become one of the top-10 global satellite operators, and wants to have ten satellites in orbit by 2023. Turkey’s Transportation, Maritime and Communication Minister Ahmet…

Sea Launch dispute ‘solved’

Russia’s S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corp (RSC Energia) and the US aerospace giant Boeing reached an agreement to solve their dispute over the Sea Launch rocket project, Energia’s General…

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