News Analysis

ARRIS Completes Pace Acquisition

Suwanee, Ga., Jan. 4, 2016-- ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS), the new parent company of ARRIS Group, Inc., today completed its US$ 2.1B (£1.4B) acquisition of Pace plc – combining the two companies' strengths in entertainment and communications delivery.

Speedcast Acquires Newcom International

Sydney, Australia, December 29, 2015–SpeedCast International Limited today announced it has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of NewCom International a satellite communications service provider specializing in the South and Central American regions.  The acquisition opens a new growth frontier for SpeedCast in a region where satellite is widely used and SpeedCast did not have a direct presence.  The acquisition will strengthen SpeedCast’s capabilities to serve and support its customers globally, including in the important and growing South American market.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Reports Results for the 1st Quarter of Fiscal 2016 and Updated Guidance

Melville, NY, December 10, 2015--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) today reported its operating results for the three months ended October 31, 2015. Net sales for the three months ended October 31, 2015 were $64.1 million compared to $76.4 million for the three months ended October 31, 2014.

Harmonic Makes Binding Offer to Acquire Thomson Video Networks

San Jose, Calif., December 8, 2015--Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), today announced it has signed a binding offer to acquire Thomson Video Networks (TVN). Under the terms of the offer which is in the form of a "put" option agreement, subject to the selling shareholders exercising the put option following a consultation process with TVN's employee works council in France, Harmonic would acquire all of TVN for approximately $75 million in cash plus up to $15 million in post-closing adjustments.

David Myers, ScheduAll and Crystal Win the 4th Annual Vision Awards Presented During SATCON 2015

LowREsvision-awards-2015-pr 2November 12, 2015, New York City—At an awards ceremony held on the first day of the SATCON Conference and Exhibition in New York City, the Fourth Annual Vision Awards announced winners in three categories:   David Myers, President and CEO of Datapath won the Visionary Executive of the Year; ScheduAll’s Portal won the Innovative Product of the Year and Crystal won the Promising Company of the Year.


The November 2015 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The November 2015  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by ABS is now available.  Featuring:

Mobility Driving Satellite Ground Systems Market  by Dan Freyer

Here Come the New LEO Constellations   by Elisabeth Tweedie

Executive Roundtable on the Maritime Antenna Market by Bernardo Schneiderman

Oil and Gas Cybersecurity by Martin Jarrold

 Product Spotlight on Hunter's Canada/US Ku-Beam

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

DTV Innovations to Acquire Video Contribution Business of International Datacasting

Ottawa, Canada,  November 2, 2015--DTV Innovations, a leading supplier of digital broadcasting solutions to the world's foremost television broadcasters today announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire the professional video contribution product line from International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC), a technology provider for the world's premiere broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema. The closing of the transaction is subject to the fulfillment of certain closing conditions which are expected to be satisfied in the next two weeks.

SintecMedia to Acquire Broadway Systems

New York, NY, October 21, 2015--SintecMedia today announced that it has acquired Broadway Systems, a provider of broadcast management solutions. Broadway Systems manages several billion dollars in advertising revenues across news, sports, music, and entertainment networks for leading customers in the media industry, including three of the Top 15 rated cable television networks in the US.

Gilat Announces Structural Organizational Changes to Support Key Strategic Opportunities

Petah Tikva, Israel – October 12, 2015 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT),, today announced it is streamlining its organization to better benefit from significant growth opportunities in the market.

ORBCOMM Acquires WAM Technologies

Rochelle Park, NJ, October 6, 2015–ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of WAM Technologies LLC (WAM), an affiliate of Mark-It Services, Inc.