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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.

DLP far from dead

There was a time when rear-projection TVs, driven by Texas Instrument’s (TI) marvelous ‘magic mirror’ micromirror systems, were a highly-desirable way of achieving large-screen success. Now that flat-panel displays dominate…

Arthur C. Clarke 100th birthday Awards

The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation has honoured three outstanding winners of the 2017 Sir Arthur Clarke Awards, continuing a long-running Foundation tradition and celebrating the birth of Clarke in England…

Netflix: ‘The Crown one of our most efficient shows’

Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, presenting at a UBS Media & Communications conference, told analysts that The Crown, despite all the column inches about its cost (and the BBC…

Media remains under threat from Brexit

Investment bank Exane/BNPP, in a major report, tells investors that Europe’s ‘Media’ sector was one of the “worst performing sectors” last year, underperforming the market by 11 per cent, and…

Musk to launch a Tesla into space

The launch date of SpaceX’s latest ‘Falcon Heavy’ rocket has been delayed. Frequently promised for 2017, that expectation has now formally been delayed into the New Year. However, SpaceX (and…

EchoStar buying Inmarsat is logical

Satellite operator EchoStar, controlled by Charlie Ergen, is sitting on a cash pile of a huge $2.8 billion (€2.36bn), plus another $500 million of marketable securities, and is currently not…

FremantleMedia rescuing RTL Group

Most European commercial free-to-air TV broadcaster have had a tough time recently, not helped by the loss of essential advertising to rival Internet sites. However, a major report from investment…

Multichoice in South Africa STB scandal

South Africa’s pay-TV broadcaster Multichoice, owned by giant conglomerate Naspers, is facing allegations of being linked to local corruption claims between a TV channel, the immensely powerful Gupta family and…

Europe anxious over threat to Arianespace

Rocket company Arianespace is the pride and joy of Europe’s space agencies, and in particular, the French government, which sees the Ariane rocket as a pinnacle of its engineering prowess.…

Market reacts to new Sky originals

Sky’s announcement this week that it would be investing in more than 50 new TV series (up from 24) and including a second series of ratings winner Riviera as well…