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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.

Bank “cautiously optimistic” on Spanish TV

This week, investment bank Exane/BNPP is holding a series of presentations with Spanish industry players, and in a note to clients says that it is now cautiously optimistic on the…

City Analysis: The prospects for media in 2019

Equity analysts at investment banker Exane/BNP-Paribas stress that despite generally poor stock market performances last year, Europe’s Media sector actually did well, with losses of only -4 per cent, against…

Worried Arianespace kicks off 2019 campaign on Feb 5

Arianespace has taken delivery of its next mission’s second satellite (India’s GSAT-31) which will join Saudi Arabia’s HellasSat-4 craft which arrived a few days ago. The Ariane 5 launch is…

Eutelsat’s chameleon ‘Quantum’ satellite takes shape

Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL), based in Guildford, UK, unveiled its portion of Eutelsat’s highly versatile ‘Quantum’ satellite on January 9th. The satellite is being built under a public–private partnership between…

Doubts over SpaceX mega-constellation

SpaceX is planning to launch thousands of satellites into various orbits in order to deliver broadband services to the whole planet. The first satellites will launch later this year, but…

Musk raises another $1bn for Mars ‘Starship’

Elon Musk was been busy tweeting over the holidays, talking about a visit to Boca Chica, South Texas to view construction on his ‘Starship Alpha’ space rocket, and telling fans…

Dish Network upgraded from ‘Sell’ to ‘Neutral’

It may not be quite a full roar of approval from analysts at Moffett Nathanson (MN), but an upgrade from ‘Sell’ to ‘Neutral’ on Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network is welcome…

Kacific plans expansion

Kacific is a satellite operator concentrating its resources on most of the Pacific islands, stretching from Indonesia and the Philippines in the West to Tonga and Guam, French Polynesia, New…

OneWeb denies Russian investment

OneWeb, which wants to place at least 600 satellites into orbit and supply the planet with broadband service, has denied it wants Russia to take a stake in the business.…

C-band all the way

Various equity analysts have reported in some detail on how they see the C-band restructuring evolving over the US. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) closed its timetable for comments on…

Avanti goes Chapter 15 in US

Avanti Communications has had to enter Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the US as part of its recent financial restructuring. Chapter 15 is a section of the US bankruptcy code that…

Verizon backs CBA C-band proposals

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) deadline for comments and responses to the C-Band Alliance’s (CBA) closed on December 11th. The CBA’s request is for a “market-based approach” to the sale…

Netflix 2019: Dealing with “frenemies” and rivals

A report from analysts at MoffettNathanson (MN) suggests there are already different strategies emerging from the rival OTT suppliers to Netflix. MN says that 2018 will go down as the…

Netflix 2019: Dealing with “frenemies” and rivals

A report from analysts at MoffettNathanson (MN) suggests there are already different strategies emerging from the rival OTT suppliers to Netflix. MN says that 2018 will go down as the…

CBA assures smaller US C-band telcos in the US 

The C-Band Alliance (CBA) says it is happy to assure its smaller regional and rural clients (that is, non-Tier 1 carriers) that capacity for their efforts to support rural broadband…

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