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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.

Covid-19 bad news for most media

A comprehensive report from investment bank Berenberg, which examines media and media-related activity affected by the Coronavirus, says that it expects key events to still be cancelled going into Q4…

Picard & Big Bang cast join astronauts for Asteroid Day

March 26th is Asteroid Day – the United Nations’ Day of Global Awareness and Education about Asteroids – a remarkable operation organised by the UN and the European Space Agency…

Tough times ahead for European FTA TV

The Coronavirus might be helping stay-at-home folk improve viewing ratings, but European commercial TV free-to-air broadcasters are expected to have a tough time for the upcoming quarter year, at least.…

Satellite bandwidth prices declining

The competition amongst satellite operators for new and renewing business has never been tougher. Where once there were extremely long-term contracts for capacity, even extending to the ‘lifetime of a…

Analyst: Not all cable/satellite stocks are defensive

A report from analysts MoffettNathanson (MN) admits that while conventional wisdom would have it that telecom and cable should be defensive in a recession but generally speaking, those impacts will…

HDR dangerous to epileptics?

TV viewers will be all-too familiar with advice given by news broadcasters that “the following images might contain flashing lights”. But now research suggests that High Dynamic Range (HDR) transmissions…

Bank: “New SES expectations are realistic”

A major report from investment bank Berenberg on satellite operator SES maintains the company’s “HOLD” rating but with a severely reduced target price of €8.40. As recently as February its…

FCC’s Pai defends C-band scheme

Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, has strongly defended the regulator’s plan for a public auction for C-band, and told the US Senate Financial Services Subcommittee that he was confident…

Intelsat facing more legal allegations

Schall Law, which describes itself as a “national shareholder rights litigation firm”, says it is investigating claims on behalf of investors who hold stock in Intelsat. Los Angeles-based Schall is…

Musk doubles workforce on Starship project

Amidst technical problems and project delays evidently, Elon Musk has been asking why more progress isn’t being made on his ambitious Starship ‘rocket-to-Mars’ concept. Technology publication Ars Technica, in a…

Northrop Grumman wins ‘Zombie’ satellite rescue contract

On February 25th a Northrop Grumman-built ‘Mission Extension Vehicle’ (MEV) successfully mated with Intelsat 901 and performed a Space Tug rescue mission, and gave the potential zombie satellite another five…

CBA: The 100% upside

“OK,” you might say if you were a satellite operator. “We’ve lost this battle, but we can still win the war.” The FCC and C-Band Alliance machinations have been the…

Analyst: “SES dividend cut is draconian”

A report to clients by investment bank Exane/BNPP states that the company’s decision to cut by 50 per cent its dividend to shareholders (to €0.40) looks like a “draconian measure”.…

Analyst on SES: “Read between the lines”

Investment bank Jefferies issued its report on the SES results and advised investors to “read between the lines”. While admitting that the day “was painful” for the company, analyst Giles…

SES suffers 17-year low

SES has confirmed it is looking at restructuring its fast-growing ‘Networks’ division into a separate business. The decision, and potential shape of the plan, is not yet finalised but one…

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