Advanced Television


Would SES/Intelsat merger make sense?

The FT reports that as Intelsat emerges from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction the satellite operator will lose its CEO Steve Spengler (who will leave with a pay-out of at least $4 million) but could also find itself open to a takeover. SES is mentioned as a potential buyer. The FT quotes analyst Armand Musey, […]

January 19, 2022

Eutelsat earnings preview “in line”

Eutelsat will unveil its full year numbers (for the year to June 30th) on July 31st. The market, notwithstanding some interesting recent news releases concerning Canal Plus (for an Ethiopian DTH bundle) and Orange France and its plan to secure capacity on Eutelsat’s Konnect craft for a ‘broadband by satellite’ service over France, believes revenues […]

July 29, 2020

Eutelsat wins Canal+ DTH pay-bundle for Ethiopia

Canal+ has contracted with Eutelsat to launch a premium bundle of about 50 pay-TV channels. Canal+ will use Eutelsat’s 7C East craft on what Eutelsat describes as a “long-term multi-transponder” deal with the satellite’s dedicated Ethiopian Ku-band spot beam. Eutelsat 7C is a high-power broadcast satellite which entered into service in January 2020 and is […]

July 28, 2020By Chris Forrester

Analyst: SES/Intelsat claim update

On July 15th it was reported that SES Americom was arguing with Intelsat’s bankruptcy court that Intelsat should pay $1.8 billion to SES because of a “contract violation” over the pair’s C-band Alliance (CBA) agreement and the clearance of spectrum for 5G. Following the news, satellite analyst Sami Kassab from investment bank Exane/BNPP issued a […]

July 16, 2020By Chris Forrester