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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.

OneWeb dramatically cuts satellite plan

During its bankruptcy last year, would-be satellite operator OneWeb requested permission to launch almost 48,000 satellites into orbit. That application was made in May 2020. Now, perhaps wiser heads have…

Bank: Vigtory buy makes fubo strategy clear

fuboTV this week announced it will be acquiring sports betting and interactive gaming company Vigtory, significantly advancing the development of Fubo’s nascent wagering strategy. Terms of the deal were not…

Bank downbeat on SES, upbeat on Eutelsat

Investment bank Berenberg, in its previews of media stocks for 2021, is downbeat on satellite operator SES. It is maintaining its ‘SELL’ advice to clients and gives a guide price…

SES vs Intelsat dispute drags in Telesat

SES, which is suing Intelsat with a $1.8 billion claim and due to go to trial in June, is looking to bring testimony from Ottawa-based Telesat into the dispute. At…

More FCC auction cash for satellite operators?

The demand for the FCC’s allocation of new spectrum in its current Auction 107 has been staggering. The bids and the auction have resulted in the highest-ever payments being made…

Viasat winning Delta, and hurting Gogo

Intelsat has ordered up two new satellites to serve its recently acquired Gogo commercial aviation in-flight service. But Intelsat/Gogo faces continued challenges from Viasat which has announced a major airline…

Satellite insurance a catastrophe

The specialist insurance companies who provide launch and ‘in use’ cover for satellites have had another disastrous year. One report says that space insurance underwriters have had their third year…

UK stays involved in European space strategy

While the Christmas Eve signature on the exit agreement between the UK and the European Union grabbed most of the headlines, the fact is that the Christmas to New Year…

Does anyone want DirecTV?

It seems there are very few bidders for AT&T’s pay-TV assets, which includes DirecTV. Reports suggest that AT&T has allowed its deadline to slip into January to allow other potential…

SES winning Ethiopian DTH battle?

The rivalry between SES and Eutelsat to win DTH homes in Ethiopia seems to be going firmly in favour of SES. In a statement, SES said that on January 1st…

SpaceX wants extra finance

SpaceX is reportedly planning another cash-raising round for investors. It last raised money ($1.9 billion) in August and was valued at the time as $36 billion. Bloomberg is suggesting that…

Inmarsat GX5 starts earning its keep

London-based satellite operator Inmarsat has brought its latest satellite, GX5, into service. It is the 14th satellite currently in service with Inmarsat and provides additional capacity to Europe and the…

“No pot of gold” for LEO constellations

SpaceX is well on track to have 1000 satellites in orbit by the end of January 2021. Rival OneWeb is due to add another 36 craft to its existing fleet…

Europe could fund global LEO broadband

The European Commission seems enthusiastic about backing its own dedicated Low Earth Orbit system for satellite-based broadband. Speaking during the European Space Week 2020 its Commissioner for the Internal Market,…

F1 in pole position with expansion prospects

Formula 1 has managed the pandemic “reasonably well”, says a report from investment bank Berenberg, and is now well-positioned for 2021 growth and an improvement in revenues. “F1 will exit…

Bank: NENT rated BUY

According to a report from investment bank Berenberg, future ARPU growth at Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) will largely be non-linear and from its Viaplay SVoD platform. NENT’s ARPU has been…

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