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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.

ArianeGroup orders up final 10 A-5 rockets

Arianespace has contracted orders for ten of the current Ariane 5-ECA rockets. They will be in use from its French Guiana launch site from 2020 once the existing stock (ordered…

SpaceX: ‘Satellite loss not our problem’

On January 7th, a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX apparently failed to launch a top-secret US government ‘Zuma’ spy satellite. However, SpaceX’s president Gwynne Shotwell firmly denies the loss was…

Satellite ‘worries’ affecting industry

A month or so from now Europe’s two giant satellite operators will unveil their latest results. Eutelsat’s half-year figures will emerge on February 16th, while SES will publish its full…

Orbital-ATK wins 2nd ‘space tug’ order

Washington DC-based satellite builder Orbital-ATK has won a second order for one of its Mission Extension Vehicles (MEV). Intelsat has ordered the second craft, often called ‘space tugs’ for their…

Why FANG will win

The news from consultancy Ovum that the OTT players Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google (FANG) will take almost two-thirds all new TV and video revenue in 2018, at least as…

Is compression causing depression?

A major report from investment bank Exane/BNPP and which looks at Europe’s two satellite giants, SES and Eutelsat, says that both operators are suffering because of weak video demand during…

Turksat hits demonstrators with lawsuit

The July 2016 demonstrations across Turkey, and which resulted in mass arrests of demonstrators, has now seen Turksat start legal proceedings against the opposition Gulenist party, and its leader Fetullah…

SES ‘SATis5’ experiment could be worth billions

On December 14th, we reported on a fascinating test, the ‘SATis5’ project, being run by satellite company SES, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Fraunhofer IIS, Newtec, Technische Universität Berlin, Universität der Bundeswehr München…

ABS in legal row over South Korea satellite

It has been reported that Permira-backed Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) is involved in a major argument with South Korea’s government over KoreaSat-3/ABS-7.  ABS announced it had “bought” KoreaSat-3 on May…

DLP far from dead

There was a time when rear-projection TVs, driven by Texas Instrument’s (TI) marvelous ‘magic mirror’ micromirror systems, were a highly-desirable way of achieving large-screen success. Now that flat-panel displays dominate…

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