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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.

Ergen: ‘We can manage without Tribune’

Charlie Ergen, founder and chairman/CEO at DISH Network, which on June 21st reported it had lost 281,000 subscribers during its Q2, said he was determined to do without Tribune Broadcasting’s…

Sky results: “Watch the financials, not subs/churn”

July 28th sees Sky unveil its Q4 and full year results (to June 30th) and equity analysts at Deutsche Bank suggest that investors should not be obsessed with the usual…

Major bank reassesses SES and Eutelsat’s prospects

Equity analysts at Deutsche Bank have not recently been totally supportive of the satellite sector, but that changed July 12th when – having “picked through the wreckage” it changed its…

Brexit exposes ITV to risk

ITV is the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster, and one of the very largest players in European TV. But ITV could very much be in the firing line post-Brexit, says a…

Avanti: Administration next step?

July 8th, was another sour day for Avanti Communications. Its already depressed share price (which had fallen 60 per cent on July 7th to 28p) fell another 16 per cent…

“Challenging” time for Avanti: Sale of assets?

London-based speciality satellite operator Avanti says it is facing “challenging economic” trading prospects, and negative currency fluctuations mean that some of its existing contracts have been reworked. New contract wins…

Eutelsat: “Sit back and wait”

Investment bank Berenberg is telling investors that they are going to have to be patient for at least the next 18 months for any signs of stability in Eutelsat’s results…

Negative report on Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland

Equity analysts at Berenberg Bank have issued a strong “SELL” note for Sky to investors. The bank says that the broadcaster’s acquisitions of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland, and argued…

Airbus-Safran agreement reached

Europe’s plans to build a new high-power rocket for launching commercial (and scientific) satellites has moved closer with the finalised agreement for the creation of Airbus Safran Launchers (ASL). The…

Eutelsat’s downgrades “out-dated and overdone”

Paris-based Eutelsat has had a terrible month with its share price hammered and consequential mark-downs for the complete satellite sector. Giles Thorne, equity analyst at investment bank Jefferies, in a…

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