News Analysis

Arianespace Successfully Launched Hispasat 36W-1 satellite

Kourou, French Guiana, January 28, 2017--At 01:03 UTC, Arianspace successfully launched the Hispasat 36W-1 (H36W-1), from the European Spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana, aboard Arianespace’s Soyuz launch vehicle.  


Boeing Delivers ABS-2A into Full Operation

Hong Kong, January 23, 2017– Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered ABS-2A, an all-electric propulsion 702 satellite, to ABS which entered into commercial service on January 21st. This is the second of the pair of all-electric satellite Boeing has delivered to ABS. ABS-2A was launched in June 2016 aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 and will provide enhanced satellite communications services, including direct-to-home television services.

Viaccess-Orca Acquires BigHill to Strengthen Mobile Video Portfolio

Paris, France, Jan. 17, 2017—Viaccess-Orca announced today that it has acquired BigHill, a Finland-based software company that specializes in developing mobile apps for TV content. An agreement between the two companies was reached in December 2016. Adding a mobile TV app solution to its rich product and solutions portfolio will allow Viaccess-Orca to offer content providers an end-to-end solution for a rich and immersive content experience on any device.

VITEC Acquires Stake In Anevia's Share Capital

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.

Media Entrepreneurs Acquire NETIA from Globecast

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.

SpeedCast Completes Acquisition of Harris CapRock

Sydney, Australia, January 3, 2017–SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA), a  global satellite communications and network service provider, today announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Harris CapRock in a cash transaction valued at US$ 425 million.

The January-February 2017 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The January-February 2017  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Comtech EF Data  is now available.  Featuring:

Update on the Latin American Market  by Bernardo Schneiderman

Company Spotlight on Newtec by Elisabeth Tweedie

How Satellite Wins in an OTT World  by Roger Franklin

Back and Forth: You Own this Court by Lou Zacharilla

'AeroConnect' Mobility  by Martin Jarrold

Show Reports on Interbee 2016 by Naoakira Kamiya and NAB Show Shanghai by Virgil Labrador

plus Executive Moves, Market Briefs, and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Newtec Posts Record Growth and Appoints New CEO

Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, December 21, 2016-Newtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, today announced record revenue and profitability growth figures, including revenue growth of 62% since 2013 and 26% year-on-year in 2016, demonstrating that the company is gaining market share in all geographies and focused vertical markets.

The November-December 2016 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The November-December 2016  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by The Spaceconnection is now available.  Featuring:

The Changing Broadcast Market  by Elisabeth Tweedie

Mind the Technology Gap: Internet and the Maritime Industry by Adonis Violaris

Case Study: Santander Teleport: Putting Customers Needs First 

Back and Forth with Datapath CEO David Myers by Lou Zacharilla

The African Satellite Market  by Martin Jarrold

Featured Startup: SatKomHan

plus Mergers and AcquisitionsMarket Briefs, Product and Services MarketPlace Guide to NAB New York 2016  and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Spacecom to Recover Funds and Implement Plan to Procure New Satellite to Replace Amos-6

Tel Aviv, Israel, September 5, 2016--Spacecom announced today that it is developing a plan of action following the loss of the AMOS-6 communication satellite due to the explosion of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad. The company has begun measures to recover funds invested in the project.