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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.

Intelsat sticks with Plan A

When the proposed merger between giant satellite operator Intelsat and newcomer OneWeb – and financed in large part by Japanese media conglomerate SoftBank- hit some stormy waters, many observers spoke…

Fox Sky bid decision this week

UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley will on Thursday tell parliament her view on the plan by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox $14.8 billion bid to acquire Britain’s Sky pay-TV business…

Massive boost for satellite capacity by 2020

Paris-based research company Euroconsult, in its latest report (High Throughput Satellites: Vertical Market Analysis & Forecasts), says there is going to be a significant increase in High Throughput Satellites (HTS)…

Intelsat revenue warning

Major satellite operator Intelsat has cautioned the market that revenue and income for this year will be lower than expected. Intelsat cites a slower-than-anticipated take-up of capacity on its new…

Eutelsat’s 2019 forecast looks positive

The ‘big three’ satellite operators (SES, Intelsat and Eutelsat) have had a torrid couple of years, with margins squeezed and competition for business fierce. Indeed, that competition saw Eutelsat’s CEO…

What’s next for Pandora?

Last week’s investment of $480 million (€428m) by pay-radio operator SiriusXM into music streaming service Pandora leaves far more questions unanswered than answered. The deal has yet to proceed through…

Qatar: World Cup in jeopardy

Last week’s ending of diplomatic relations between Qatar and almost all of the other Gulf States, not least Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – and which provoked a…

Gulf viewers deprived by diplomatic crisis

What happens if you are an innocent viewer based in Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and trying to watch a football game carried by beIN Sports, or…

Satellite insurers ‘save’ $786m of risk

Last Thursday’s launch of two giant satellites by an Arianespace rocket was a success in more ways than one. The launch saw a flawless deployment of two important satellites, including…

Russia’s Proton returns to work after a year

International Launch Services (ILS), the commercial arm of Russia’s Proton rocket system, is to launch the much-delayed EchoStar XXI satellite next week on June 8th (at 06.45 Moscow time) from…