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Latest Developments / Analysis

Chatillon, France, Jan. 11, 2017—VITEC, a provider of  advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced it has become a shareholder of Anevia, a provider of OTT and IPTV software for the delivery of live TV and video on demand (VOD). VITEC now owns 8 percent of Anevia's share capital through an over-the-counter transaction of a block of shares.

Claret, France, January 11, 2017--NETIA, the French Media software solutions company, today announced that its sole shareholder Globecast (part of the Orange group) has sold all its shares in the company to two French media entrepreneurs, Anthony Savelli and Vincent Benveniste.

Market Trends

Cambridge, Mass., January 10, 2017-NSR’s High-Altitude Platforms (HAPs)  report, released today, highlights opportunities for growth via current and new airships, balloons, and pseudo-satellites will reach over $2B in cumulative revenue over the next decade. NSR’s industry-first HAPS report forecasts a 44% increase in HAPs units and an 85% increase in associated revenue over the coming ten years. Diverse applications such as communications, remote sensing, surveillance, navigation, scientific research, and technology testing, as well as new apps, such as adventure tourism, will emerge as key HAPs market drivers.

New York City, NY, January 6, 2017The World Teleport Association (WTA) today published its annual rankings for the Top Teleport Operators of 2016. The annual rankings of companies by revenue and revenue growth are compiled by surveying teleport operators around the world as well as referencing the published results of publicly-held companies.

Executive Moves and Views

Backnang, Germany, January 13, 2017--Denis Arrufat will re-join Signalhorn to drive channel sales specifically with its partner Deutche Telekom.Arrufat, who worked with Signalhorn between 2002 and 2014 in a number of roles, most recently was responsible for the sales to Deutsche Telekom within Signalhorn.

 

Burbank, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017— Riedel Communications has hired Alfred Monterrubio as a Service and Support Engineer. Monterrubio joins Riedel with nearly a decade of experience in quality control and management for broadcast technology solutions.

 

Products and Services

Melvile, N.Y., January 11, 2017--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced today that during the company's second quarter of fiscal 2017, a US$ 2.1 million contract with its Commercial Solutions segment has been renewed for a one year period. Under this contract, which was awarded from a Fortune Global 500 Company, Comtech provides various navigation and telematics solutions which are used in consumer vehicles.

Ottawa, Canada, January 10, 2017–--C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSXV: CMI), the leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced today that it is co-funding an Industrial Research Chair in Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems for the next Generation Millimeter Wave Mobile Communications at the University of Waterloo.

Events

Singapore, December 6, 2016 –BroadcastAsia’s relocation to Suntec Singapore will see the event housed on expanded purpose-built exhibition grounds spanning 20,000 square metres across three levels from 23 – 25 May 2017. The extremely popular TV Everywhere! Zone, back for its third showing, is expected to grow by 50 per cent and act as a major focal point of BroadcastAsia2017. Brand new clusters for drones and virtual reality will also make their debut, rounding up the event’s immersive showcase of game-changing products for next-generation broadcasting and the latest end-to-end solutions needed to stay ahead of the curve.

Singapore, November 28, 2016 – As Asia continues down the path of digital transformation and its cities get increasingly connected, CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT 2017 will add brand new feature zones to address the growing need for data security and the budding startup culture in the region. In addition, the event will also see a bigger augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) segment as the show grows to occupy the whole of Marina Bay Sands for the first time.