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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.

Six crises for the satellite industry

Analyst Roger Rusch, CEO at TelAstra, says in a report that the commercial satellite industry is facing 6 different and worrying crises. Rusch suggests that terrestrial growth from fibre and…

Sony/Warner battle TuneIn over ‘UK infringements’

A copyright infringement dispute between Warner Music and Sony against streaming service TuneIn Radio, filed in 2017, alleges that some 800 unlicensed TuneIn music streams were available in the UK,…

Bank: “Worse to come for EU commercial broadcasters”

An ‘end of year’ assessment report from investment bank Exane/BNPP on Europe’s commercial broadcasters praises some, but warns clients on others. The problem, says the bank’s report, is that for…

Mediaset and Vivendi: “Doubts on MFE”

It seems everything is now firmly off the table as far as any discussions are concerned between Mediaset and Vivendi, and with the additional risk that Mediaset’s plans for its…

Verizon and AT&T want early CBA action

Preston Padden, the first head of advocacy at the C-Band Alliance (he stepped down in March, and had been EVP of Government Relations at Disney) issued a slice of advice…

Eutelsat reaffirms financial expectations

Eutelsat has spent the past few days meeting financial analysts, and supplying its mid-term outlook as to its trading expectations. One investment bank, in a note to clients, advised that…

Netflix hit by hiring rule?

A court case this week in Los Angeles Superior Court (20th Century Fox Film vs Netflix) looks like its final decision will rule against Netflix. The case revolves around allegations…

CBA: FCC adds detail to its thinking

Last week, Eutelsat’s CEO Rodolphe Belmer met with the FCC’s Chairman Ajit Pai. Belmer said that satellite operators should receive an upfront ‘stage’ payment for handing over their spectrum. A…

Analyst: How to lose $1m

There’s an old joke that boaters will know all about, which is how do you end up with a $1 million-value boat? The answer is to start off with a…

Could broadband-by-balloons gain momentum?

There’s no shortage of public interest in the growth of new ‘mega-constellations’ of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites from the likes of Elon Musk (Starlink), Jeff Bezos (Kuiper) and Telesat…

FCC “influenced” by minority players in CBA debacle

Giles Thorne, an equity analyst at investment bank Jefferies, says that the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, in deciding to favour an in-house FCC controlled auction of 300 MHz of satellite…

Eutelsat explains C-Band strategy

There have been many formal filings to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by Eutelsat, explaining their strategy as far as the proposed reallocation of C-band is over the US. Inside…

CBA a mess, but good news in sight?

It is unlikely that the world’s two major satellite operators, Intelsat and SES, have ever experienced such dramatic collective meltdowns in their share prices. Of course, there have been profit…

LeoSat gives up on project

World-be satellite operator LeoSat has abandoned its launch plans. It was reported back in September that LeoSat was having difficulty in raising the next stages of its financial needs.  On…

Eutelsat C-Band proposals would hurt SES

Last week Eutelsat and the C-Band Alliance (CBA) submitted fresh filings to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Eutelsat’s was a radical series of suggestions, while the CBA gave further comprehensive…

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