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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.

Trouble for Fox takeover of Sky?

The Financial Times is reporting that there may be challenges ahead for the proposed takeover by 21st Century Fox of Sky’s European assets. The risks focus on the recent problems…

SpaceX slashes the cost of getting into orbit

The precise cost of launching last week’s SES-10 satellite into orbit is rumoured to have been in the $30 million-$40 million range, or about half the $60 million-$70 million normal…

BBC should NOT necessarily occupy top EPG spot

New, much smarter UK set-top boxes from Sky (SkyQ) and TiVo increasingly tend to use the first EPG ‘landing page’ for promotions of programmes, sports events and movies. Older boxes…

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…

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.…

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…

Netflix vs Amazon: India is new battleground

The past year has seen Netflix and main rival Amazon Prime launch their OTT services in India. Netflix launched on January 6th at 500 Rupees per month (about $7.50). Amazon…