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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.

Seraphim Space: Portfolio valuation rises

UK-based Seraphim Space reported its Q1 numbers on November 17th, saying that its portfolio valuation had increased by £21 million to £207 million helped by foreign exchange gains (worth £13.8 million) and investments made during the quarter to September 30th. Seraphim had made three new investments during the quarter-year and four other follow-on transactions totalling […]

November 18, 2022

Wyler: “Comms future must be heterogeneous”

Greg Wyler, a serial entrepreneur who founded O3b, OneWeb and now the Rwanda-backed e-Space concept of 300,000 low Earth orbiting satellites, explained to delegates his vision for satellite industry at the Riyadh Connecting the World from the Skies event. He said 10 years from now there should be no difference between satellite and terrestrial. “Everything […]

November 17, 2022

BlueWalker3 aggravates ITU

AST Space Mobile – which says it is building “the first and only space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by standard mobile phones” – successfully deployed its huge communications array aboard its BlueWalker3 (BW3) satellite on November 14th. But the operator has a problem with the ITU’s regulator. “The successful unfolding of BlueWalker3 is a […]

November 16, 2022

SES/Boeing planning O3b Gen-3

November 10th saw a press unveiling and briefing at Boeing’s El Segundo satellite manufacturing facility of the first of SES’s new O3b/mPOWER satellites. The first pair out of a total manifest of 11 craft will be launched around December 15th. SES CTO Ruy Pinto told journalists that the operator believed they had something very special […]

November 12, 2022

Viaplay expects 24-26% growth in 2023

Viaplay Group has held Capital Markets Day (CMD), updating investors and analysts on its expectations for 2023. The CMD came less than a month since the company’s Q3 numbers drove the company’s share price down 8 percent. The CMD was more open on the company’s prospects for next year. Investment bank Jefferies admitted in a […]

November 11, 2022

MSG sends ultra high-res camera into space

Madison Square Garden’s Sphere Studios has worked with Nanoraks and the International Space Station’s ISS National Lab to send an ultra-special camera up to the ISS. On this mission, MSG Sphere Studios sent the highest-resolution camera system ever launched to the ISS to establish critical baseline knowledge in microgravity conditions and the harsh environment of […]

November 9, 2022

Bank: “ITV audience demographics to worsen”

Investment bank Berenberg is maintaining its ‘SELL’ advice on UK commercial broadcaster ITV to clients. Moreover, the bank is also cutting its advertising revenue estimates for the broadcaster saying that demand has dropped “quite sharply” for Q4/2022. The bank suggests that ITV is not alone, noting: “Across Europe, the advertising environment is deteriorating, and it […]

November 7, 2022

Bank: “Viaplay down but not out”

Investment bank Berenberg says that Viaplay, the fast-expanding Nordic – and wider European – pay-TV and streaming operator is suffering from its Q3 financials. Indeed, says the bank, there is still “significant uncertainty” over the broadcaster’s Q4 performance. Nevertheless, Berenberg delivers ‘BUY’ advice to clients on Viaplay Group’s shares despite “the failure of strong direct-to-consumer […]

November 7, 2022

Virgin Galactic readies tourist spaceplane

Virgin Galactic is finalising its plans for its ‘next generation’ sub-orbital, tourist spaceplane. Virgin has signed agreements with Bell Textron and Qarbon Aerospace for its new ‘Delta Class’ spaceplane. Virgin will build the planes at a new facility in Mesa, Arizona at a rate of up to six units per year. The company says it […]

November 4, 2022

Bank: Liberty Global rated Buy

Liberty Global’s share price has lately hovered around the $17 mark. Investment bank Jefferies believes this is much too low and has issued a ‘Buy’ revision to its clients with a share price target of $24.80 – an upside of 46 per cent. Jefferies reports on Liberty Global’s key metrics with its Q3 2022 consolidated […]

November 3, 2022