News Analysis

Net Insight Closes Acquisition of ScheduALL

Stockholm, Sweden, October 2, 2015--Net Insight, a leading provider of live, interactive and on-demand media transport, today announces its completion of the acquisition of US software company VizuAll Inc., trading under the name of ScheduALL. The acquisition will strengthen Net Insight's market position in media service and workflow orchestration.

Arianespace Successfully Launches Argentina's Arsat-2 and Australia's nbn's Sky Muster

Kourou, French Guiana, October 1, 2015--Two telecommunications satellites that will provide expanded relay capacity for Australia and Argentina were orbited on September 30th on Arianespace’s ninth mission in 2015 – putting the company on track to perform a record 12 flights this year using its three-member launch vehicle family, which consists of the heavy-lift Ariane 5, medium-lift Soyuz and lightweight Vega.


Gilat Revises Targets for 2015

Petah Tikva, Israel, September 24, 2015 - Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT),today reported revised management objectives for 2015. Based on preliminary estimates, revenues for the second half of 2015 are expected to be between US$ 120 million and US$ 130 million and second half EBITDA is expected to be between US$ 8 million and US$ 10 million. As a result, revenues for the full year of 2015 are expected to be between US $210 million and US$ 220 million and EBITDA between US$ 6 million to US$ 8 million.

Ericsson Enters Agreement to Acquire Envivio

Stockholm, Sweden, September 10, 2015--Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced its agreement to acquire Envivio (NASDAQ:ENVI), by means of a tender offer for a price of US$ 4.10 per share in cash, or approximately US$ 125 million in the aggregate. The acquisition will strengthen Ericsson as a global innovator in enabling customers to deploy new technologies and agile video processing to innovate new services that engage TV consumers every day.

ABS-3A Satellite Enters Commercial Service

Hong Kong, September 10, 2015-- The world’s first all-electric propulsion satellite, ABS-3A satellite is now in full commercial use. The satellite started service on  August 31, 2015 to serve the Americas, Africa, Europe and the Middle East regions.  Launched on March 1, 2015, the ABS-3A satellite built by Boeing has performed even better than expected having arrived ahead of schedule. In-Orbit tests have been successfully completed and the satellite became fully operational on August 31, 2015.

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.

Arabsat and EMC Enter Joint Venture to Launch TRIO platform

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 7, 2015--Arabsat and Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) have announced their joint venture to launch TRIO, the first real triple play service over satellite in the world.

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

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.