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Disney commits to Sky News funding

Disney commits to Sky News funding

Disney has committed itself to a series of undertakings in respect of Sky News as part of the proposed merger between 21st Century Fox and Sky. In a Statement in…

Intelsat, SES ask FCC for more time

Satellite operator SES and Intelsat have written to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington DC, asking for a 60-day extension to the deadline for their clients – mostly US…

Eurofins acquires Insite Security

Eurofins Digital Testing, a global player in end-to-end quality assurance and testing services, has acquired Insite Security, a specialist in information security services, to reinforce its portfolio of cybersecurity services…

BBC warns of spectrum loss threat

Andy Quested, Lead, BBC Production Standards, has warned that any further reduction of the spectrum available for terrestrial broadcasting could seriously hinder the ability of broadcasters such as the BBC…

EchoStar upping bid for Inmarsat?

Bloomberg is reporting that Denver-based EchoStar is discussing putting financing in place in order to improve its bid to acquire London-based satellite operator Inmarsat. Quoting people who are familiar with…

Cautious optimism on satellite’s prospects

Investment bank Berenberg held its London satellite conference last week and in a comprehensive report stated that the event presented “an upbeat outlook for the industry”. “The emphasis at our…

Avanti still waiting for $20m legal award

Avanti still waiting for $20m legal award

A year ago in August 2017 London-based satellite operator Avanti Communications filed an action with the London Court of Arbitration for $16.8 million owed to it by Indonesia’s Defense Minsitry.…

EC clears Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Sky

EC clears Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Sky

The European Commission has approved unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Sky by Comcast, concluding that the transaction would raise no competition concerns in Europe. Comcast…

No-go for Altice-Media Capital deal

The planned acquisition of Prisa’s share in Portuguese media company Media Capital by Altice unit Meo will not take place. In a statement sent to the Securities and Exchange Commission…

BBC distribution policy reviewed

The BBC has published its new distribution policy following the conclusion of a four month consultation process on a draft policy. The BBC is required by its Royal Charter and…

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