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Inside Satellite
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.

Red tape ahead for Fox, Sky bid

Some British politicians are calling for 21st Century Fox’s bid for Sky to be blocked – and not just delayed, but completely thrown out. Former Labour party leader Ed Milliband…

Vivendi: “Make war, not love”

One equity analyst has called the speedy Vivendi acquisition of Mediaset stock (at 20 per cent, and perhaps counting) represents “a rapid invasion” and asks whether Vivendi’s move will hold…

Netflix is simply changing everything

The December 13 announcement that the BBC and ITV have finally launched BritBox, a SVoD service for ‘the best of British’ output, and which will eventually be available globally, although…

Questions over SpaceX losses

When you have a billionaire backing a business, and there’s no publicly issued quarterly documentation to study, observers could be excused for assuming that all is well with a company…

Is Murdoch’s confidence in Sky justified?

One comment over this past weekend summed up the news, saying: “The return of the Fox”. Prior to Friday’s news that Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox had made an approach…

Walking Dead leading AMC to the graveyard?

AMC Networks has done extremely well out of its compelling ratings hit The Walking Dead, and over the years has been helped hugely by a number of critical and commercial…

Italy switches off TV pirates

Italy has been plagued for more than 10 years by dozens of unlicensed Italian pirate broadcasters. Indeed, they have been on air for so long that they have become part…

Intelsat shares rocket

The satellite investment community has seemingly decided that shares in Intelsat are worth money. After a couple of years of depressed share prices, November 28th saw a massive 10.32 per…

Eutelsat pays up on RSCC dispute

Eutelsat has been involved for much of the past year in a dispute between the Russian government and the country’s Yukos oil and energy company. Under dispute was $400 million…

Vivendi & Havas: The cousins will reunite

A much more positive outlook at Vivendi-backed pay-TV operator Canal Plus Group is helping Vivendi’s share price. One investment bank suggests this could add extra muscle to a long-expected ‘merger’…