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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.

More upside on C-Band Alliance

A leading satellite analyst, in a comprehensive report, has said the potential financial benefits likely to flow from a ‘market-based approach’ to selling 180 MHz of C-band spectrum over the…

Disney+ examined and compared

Disney unveiled its new streaming service last week, and the investment community has studied the promised offerings and pricing strategy, in particular with its impact on European broadcasting. Disney+ is…

Eutelsat to ‘soften guidance’?

A report from equity analysts at Deutsche Bank makes worrying reading for Eutelsat. The bank warns investors to “prepare for Eutelsat guidance cut” and has downgraded its advice to clients to…

Avanti in trouble again?

London-based speciality satellite operator Avanti has again managed to upset its small shareholders by announcing yet another round of borrowing. It said on March 28th that it was considering options…

Intelsat jumps on JP Morgan report

Investment banker JP Morgan has issued a favourable report on Intelsat and, in particular, its potential prospects should the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approving the C-Band Alliance’s plans for reallocation…

AT&T hit by Class Action

AT&T has been served with a Class Action in regard to its pay-TV operation DirecTV. The Action is focused on AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner, and alleges that in its…

Inmarsat: The dust settles

Inmarsat is to shift ownership, from its publicly-quoted listing on the London Stock Exchange to a new consortium led by private equity fund Apax Partners and Warburg Pincus along with…

OneWeb and Musk spat gets legal

A bitter war of words between two would-be ‘mega-constellation’ satellite operators is getting extremely legal. The spat became highly public back on February 21st when Elon Musk’s SpaceX “Starlink” (which…

Congressional hurdle for C-band proposal

Specialist financial news publication CTFN is reporting that Doris Matsui (Democrat/California) is expected to commence formal legislation in the US House of Representatives which would have the effect of allowing…

C-Band “positive” for major satellite players

There’s positive feedback from Deutsche Bank following a series on US media and broadcasting interviews over the past few days, and including a Regulatory Panel which included Andrew Lipman, a…

Global Eagle hurt by Boeing crisis

In-Flight Entertainment specialists Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has been hurt by the worldwide grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft. Currently only 26 of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are fitted…

OneWeb tests satellites at ground level

Every communications satellite is tested, retested and tested again while on the ground. The reason is obvious: you cannot send a technician into orbit to correct a defect. But OneWeb,…

The jury is out for Canal+ Séries

As reported earlier this week, Canal+ has launched an OTT series offer. Subscription prices for the digital platform start at €6.99 per month for one user, €9.99 per month for…

Intelsat C-band support from Morgan Stanley

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has issued a strongly supportive note on Intelsat’s (and by implication SES) prospects for the restructuring of 200 MHz of C-band spectrum over the US. The…

Inmarsat reaps IFE benefits

London-based satellite operator Inmarsat is beginning to reap the rewards from air travellers and their wish to stay connected while in the air. As reported on March 7th, last year’s…

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