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Intelsat looks to wrap bankruptcy claims

Lawyers for Intelsat’s bankruptcy filed a motion to the satellite operator’s bankruptcy court saying that they will be applying for a ‘Final Decree’ on or before June 29th. The document recognises that there may be other matters and claims still outstanding after that date. Intelsat’s Fourth Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganisation was filed back on […]

June 17, 2022

Intelsat wins Air Canada IFC order

Air Canada has contracted with Intelsat to equip up to 45 Airbus A321 aircraft with Intelsat’s In-Flight Entertainment and Communications technology. The agreement sees Intelsat supply its 2Ku satellite connectivity solution on Air Canada’s upcoming Airbus A321XLR fleet and which will be installed on the Airbus production line in Hamburg, Germany. Additionally, Air Canada says […]

June 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat serving 10,000+ vessels

Intelsat is now serving more than 10,000 vessels with its FlexMaritime service. Intelsat says it has more than 2,000 of its terminals in key maritime markets since November 2021, that include merchant shipping, fishing, leisure and offshore energy. Launched in 2017, FlexMaritime is powered by a global, multi-layered, high-throughput satellite (HTS) network capable of delivering […]

June 10, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat’s bankruptcy fees cost it $288m

Declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is an expensive and often risky decision. Certainly, the costs for Intelsat’s declaration to adopt Chapter 11 cost it two years of – at best – marking time, major changes to its management team and risks that it could be penalised over the long-running dispute with SES over the division […]

May 11, 2022

Analyst: Satellite-based IoT already worth $250m

A report from Quilty Analytics says that satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT) has kicked into gear over the past few years. Currently, more than a dozen new operators are planning to launch over 1,000 satellites focused on IoT, says Quilty. The analyst asks how big an opportunity this explosion in service offerings represents? “The industry […]

May 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat launches VideoNow EPG

Intelsat, the satellite services provider, has launched an electronic programme guide (EPG) to help viewers better navigate satellite TV programming. VideoNow by Intelsat, in conjunction with EasyBroadcast, is a service for viewers looking for free-to-air (FTA) content on DTH platforms. The first Intelsat satellite to be included in the service is Galaxy 19 (G-19), a […]

April 22, 2022

Court hears SES vs Intelsat arguments

Judge Keith Phillips opened his hearing into ‘Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law’ in the SES vs Intelsat case on April 19th. Some 84 lawyers and other interested parties were present on a Zoom call, including Stephen Spengler – Intelsat’s CEO during the bankruptcy period . A 158-page background to Intelsat’s defence was entered […]

April 20, 2022

SES vs Intelsat trial opens

Today (April 19th) the litigation between SES and Intelsat will open before Judge Keith Phillips in his Virginia court. The action focuses on the SES claim for a 50/50 share of the FCC’s incentive payments over the clearing of C-band frequencies over the US. Judge Phillips, who heard Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction, is to […]

April 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES unseals Court docs for April 19 hearing

Lawyers for SES in its action against Intelsat over the division of C-band proceeds, have unsealed 142 pages of evidence, many of which had previously redacted segments. The document, filed last week and now in the public domain, goes into considerable detail over the $9.7 billion (€8.9bn) in Accelerated Relocation Payments from the FCC. SES […]

April 12, 2022

Intelsat announces Cloud Connect Media

Intelsat, operator of an integrated satellite and terrestrial network and a provider of inflight connectivity (IFC). has announced its latest service offering: Cloud Connect Media, a connectivity solution that provides programmers with secure access between the IntelsatOne Media Network and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Cloud Connect Media is designed to provide content providers with a […]

April 12, 2022