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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.

Intelsat’s Galaxy-30 and a Rescue Tug ready for launch

Northrop Grumman has delivered two satellites to the Arianespace launch site in French Guiana. The two craft, a Galaxy 30 satellite as well as a second Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-2,…

Intelsat wins court approval over exec salaries

The top six executives at Intelsat have won the bankruptcy court’s approval to receive salaries and bonus payments despite protests from the Department of Justice. The payments – worth $17…

US Space Force happy with Musk’s rockets

SpaceX is due to carry out the launch of a military satellites for the US Space Force on June 30th. The launch is pretty routine for SpaceX and its Falcon…

Dish Network prices $1bn debt borrowing

Charlie Ergen’s move into cellular telephony is proving to be costly. A $1 billion debt offering of Senior Notes by Dish Network has been priced at 7.35 per cent. The…

No small shareholder representation in Intelsat bankruptcy

The US Trustee, which is supposed to protect smaller shareholders and investors, has determined that an equity committee of common shareholders with Intelsat stock was not needed at this time…

KKR boosts ProSiebenSat.1 stake

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 has acquired the free-to-air domestic TV broadcast rights package of the (DFL) Bundesliga football games for the 2021-2025 seasons. Sky Deutschland won five of the seven pay-TV packages.…

Bank analyses Mediawan

On June 22nd, Mediawan announced it was acquiring Lagardere Studios. The news prompted a spectacular 41 per cent rise in Mediawan’s shares. Investment bank Berenberg has looked closely at Mediawan…

Eutelsat cautiously optimistic on outlook

Eutelsat’s CEO Rodolphe Belmer, speaking at the Exane/BNPP-organised CEO Conference in Paris, painted a cautiously optimistic view for the medium-term outlook for the satellite operator. Belmer said he continues to…

Eutelsat buys back its own shares

A Eutelsat board meeting on June 18th voted to cancel 2,229,640 shares, representing 0.96 per cent of the share capital, in accordance with the authorisation granted by the 14th and…

End of an era for SES

The announcement that Ferdinand Kayser (CEO, SES Video division) and John Purvis (Head of Legal/General Counsel) are stepping down from their senior roles also brings to an end another ‘Luxembourg…

Bankrupt Intelsat leads satellite world in salaries

Despite being in bankruptcy protection, Intelsat’s executives are seeking to continue receiving impressive salaries and compensation packages. Intelsat is continuing to operate its business as a ‘debtor in possession’. On…

Rocket Lab has SpaceX in its sights

There’s a new rocket launch company making headlines. Rocket Lab, founded in 2006 and originally based in Auckland, New Zealand (where it still makes its rockets), has SpaceX’s frequency and…

Time for aircraft IFC to consolidate

The embryonic In Flight Entertainment and Connectivity industry has been badly hurt by the Covid-19 pandemic. No flights mean no passengers, and nobody to tap into aircraft-based broadband. Indeed, last…

US satellite builders prepare for sales bonanza

The US satellite industry is about to get a few billions-worth of order for new craft. The new satellites will provide the fresh bandwidth to replace the C-band frequencies being…

Busy bankruptcy court for Intelsat

As well as approving a $1 billion ‘debtor in possession’ loan, Intelsat’s bankruptcy court had an extremely busy ‘omnibus’ day on June 9th dealing with dozens of applications and motions.…

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