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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.

Why FANG will win

The news from consultancy Ovum that the OTT players Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google (FANG) will take almost two-thirds all new TV and video revenue in 2018, at least as…

Is compression causing depression?

A major report from investment bank Exane/BNPP and which looks at Europe’s two satellite giants, SES and Eutelsat, says that both operators are suffering because of weak video demand during…

Turksat hits demonstrators with lawsuit

The July 2016 demonstrations across Turkey, and which resulted in mass arrests of demonstrators, has now seen Turksat start legal proceedings against the opposition Gulenist party, and its leader Fetullah…

SES ‘SATis5’ experiment could be worth billions

On December 14th, we reported on a fascinating test, the ‘SATis5’ project, being run by satellite company SES, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Fraunhofer IIS, Newtec, Technische Universität Berlin, Universität der Bundeswehr München…

ABS in legal row over South Korea satellite

It has been reported that Permira-backed Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) is involved in a major argument with South Korea’s government over KoreaSat-3/ABS-7.  ABS announced it had “bought” KoreaSat-3 on May…

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…