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Chris Forrester

Chris 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.

Satellites: “Still boldly going”

A major report from Sami Kassab, the specialist equity analyst at investment bank Exane-BNP/Paribas, highlights the fact that satellites in general are now entering what Kassab describes as “new space”,…

Sony VR boss not content with No 1 spot

Normally, any company that fully dominates the business it’s in would be happy to shout the news from the rooftops. But not the head of Sony’s VR division, which enjoys…

SES wins praise for mPOWER

Equity analyst Giles Thorne at investment bank Jefferies came out note to clients on September 19th covering the recent announcement from SES that it was ordering seven MEO satellites from Boeing…

Intelsat: “High risk, but high reward”

Intelsat has just signed a capacity deal with its Epic satellite to supply bandwidth to the UAE’s Etisalat telco. A report from equity analysts at investment bank Jefferies, says the…

Broadcast industry: ‘Reports of death exaggerated’

Reed Hastings, CEO at Netflix, is not the first to suggest that ‘broadcasting’ – the conventional transmission of linear TV via terrestrial, cable or satellite signals – is on its…

CityBank revalues Dish Network

Dish Network – and its EchoStar ‘sister’ business – have suffered something of a rollercoaster ride these past few weeks. For example, Dish Network’s price has crashed, falling some 17.6…

Sky numbers trimmed by analyst

This hasn’t been the best of weeks for pay-TV giant Sky. The UK government decision to – probably – kick the planned acquisition by 21st Century Fox into the long…

Satellite Week: European Video demand is stable

As part of Euroconsult’s important Satellite Business Week, investment bank Jefferies hosted their own one-day ‘Satellite Summit’ where 7 satellite operators or capacity re-sellers supplied one-hour Q&A sessions for market…

Satellite Business Week starts with good news

Euroconsult’s Paris ‘Satellite Business Week’ opened September 11th with a series of highly-positive reports on the ‘state of the industry’. In truth, the news for satellite operators this past year…

Intelsat CEO admits “difficult year”

Intelsat CEO Steve Spengler sat down with journalists from Luxemburger Wort newspaper ahead of Intelsat’s board meeting in the country on September 9th In the interview, he admitted that the…