News Analysis

TV Industry Faces More Disruption Over the Next 12 months According to CCS Insight

London, UK, September 8, 2015—Highlighting the rise in consumers' appetite for multiplay services, the TV industry has seen several providers merge and others invest heavily in broadcast rights. Multiplay services have made huge advances across Europe, with the US to follow, says global analyst firm CCS Insight. However, ahead of this year's IBC event in Amsterdam, the company warns that the TV industry will continue to face major disruption as Web brands and traditional TV providers fight to be the first to launch live TV programming in 4K.

Amazon Web Services to Acquire Elemental

Seattle, Wash., Sept. 3, 2015--Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS)  today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Elemental Technologies, Inc., a software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery provider. The acquisition brings together Elemental’s leading video solutions with the AWS Cloud platform to provide media and entertainment companies with a range of integrated solutions to efficiently and economically scale video infrastructures as the media industry increasingly moves to internet based delivery.

The September 2015 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The September 2015  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Gazprom Space Systems is now available.  Featuring:

High Throughput Satellites in the EMEA Region by Elisabeth Tweedie

Next Generation Video Networks by Hub Urlings and Simon Pryor

Redundancy Schemes for Frequency Converters by Dr. Andrea Franz

Efficient, Cost-Effective and a Cybersecurity Problem  by Robert Bell

Oil and Gas Connectivity by Martin Jarrold

 Executive Spotlight Interview with Gazprom Space Systems Director-General Dimitry Svastiyanov

 Product Spotlights on ND SatCom's Skywan 5G and RF Design's new FlexLink S7 L-Band Switch Matrix Series

plus Mergers and AcquisitionsMarket Briefs, Executive Moves and Product and Services MarketPlace Guide to IBC 2015  and Satellite Markets and Research 25TM Stock Index  and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Net Insight Acquires US Software Company ScheduALL

Stockholm, Sweden, September 2, 2015 - Net Insight, a provider of live, interactive and on-demand media transport, today announces the acquisition of the US software company VizuAll Inc, trading under the name of ScheduALL. 

Inmarsat Confirms Successful Launch of the Third Global Xpress Satellite

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, September 1, 2015–Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), has confirmed the successful launch of its third satellite in the transformational Global Xpress (GX) constellation. Inmarsat-5 F3 (I-5 F3), which was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12.44pm (BST), entered orbit on August 29 at 04.15 am (BST) following a 15 hour and 31 minute mission. 


Ariane 5 Rocket Sucessfully Launches Eutelsat 8 and Intelsat 34

Kourou, French Guiana, August 20, 2015--The 225th launch of the Ariane 5 rocket successfully placed two telecommunication satellites, Eutelsat 8 and Intelsat 34 in geostationary transfer orbits on August 20, following lift off from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Gilat Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results

Petah Tikva, Israel, August 12, 2015-Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a provider  of satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.  

Panasonic Completes ITC Global Acquisition

Lake Forrest, Calif, August 7, 2015--Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has completed its acquisition of ITC Global, a leading provider of satellite communication services for the energy, mining, and maritime markets.

ViaSat Reports Fiscal 1Q 2015 Adjusted EBITDA Growth of Nearly 30%

Carlsbad, Calif. Aug. 6, 2015--ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) announced financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2015.  Fiscal first quarter Adjusted EBITDA grew nearly 30% year-over-year to US$ 77.5 million. Revenues grew to $344.4 million, up 8% from the prior year period.

DISH Reports Increases in Net Income in 2Q 2015

Englewood, Colo., August 6, 2015 – EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) today reported total revenue of US$ 794 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 compared to US$ 880 million for the corresponding period in 2014.  Net income attributable to EchoStar common stock was US$ 33.9 million and diluted earnings per share was $0.36 for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared with net income attributable to EchoStar common stock of US $33.8 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.36 during the corresponding period in 2014.