Luxembourg,Feb. 22, 2013 — Satellite operator SES reported today its revenue increased by 5.5% to EUR 1.828 billion (US$2.41 billion) in 2012 compared to EUR 1.73 billion (US$2.28 billion) in 2011 raising profit by 5% to EUR 648.8 million (US$855 million).
Madrid, Spain, February 22, 2013 — Hispasat, increased its revenue in 2012 to 200.3 million euros, (US$264.1) increasing by 6.85% over the previous year largely because of increase in volume of business in Latin America.
Ottawa,Canada, Feb. 21, 2013 — Telesat Holdings Inc. reported on Thursday a US$ 206 million (Ca$ 210) decrease in profitability, which the company blamed on a large one-time insurance claim it received last year.
Englewood, Colo. Feb. 20, 2013--EchoStar Corporation today reported total revenue of US$ 786 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2012 compared to US$ 834 million for the corresponding period in 2011. Total revenue for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2012 is US$ 3,122 million compared to US$ 2,761 million for the corresponding period in 2011.
London, UK, February 20, 2013– As broadband subscribers approach 635 million globally, the latest figures published by the Broadband Forum and prepared by broadband industry analysts Point Topic reveal that hybrid fiber access (FTTx) has experienced the highest market gain over the past year. Of the 54 million new broadband subscribers added in the year leading up to 3Q 2012, 26 million are being served with fiber (48%). Overall, fiber deployments have now passed cable to account for 19.7% of the total broadband market.
Munich, Germany, February 19, 2013 - SES announced today that satellite continued to increase its household reach in Germany last year, with 18.07 million households receiving their TV directly from satellite at the end of 2012. This increase of 524,000 households from year-end 2011 (plus 3 percent) is despite the switch-off of the analogue satellite signal in April 2012 and is driven by continued strong consumer demand for the large programme offer and quality of satellite TV, especially in High Definition (HD). These are the results of the "ASTRA TV Monitor 2012" that SES presented today in Munich a study based on 6,000 interviews in Germany.
Dulles, Va., February 14, 2013— Orbital Sciences Corporation today reported its fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial results. Fourth quarter 2012 revenues were $354.6 million, up 6% compared to $335.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Fourth quarter 2012 operating income was $31.3 million, an increase of 41% compared to $22.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Long Beach, Calif., February 15, 2013 — Following the unsuccessful launch of the Intelsat 27 spacecraft on February 1, 2013, majority owner RSC Energia affirmed last week its unfailing commitment to the long-term success of the Sea Launch program. But despite the assurances from the Sea Launch partners, the company faces grim prospects. In addition to its difficulty to now secure launch contracts necessary for its survival, the company also faces a big lawsuit that could dampen prospects of Sea Launch’s emergence from bankruptcy.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., February 14, 2013—DirecTV reported on Thursday an increase in fourth quarter net income by 31% to $942 million mainly due to addition of 761,000 new subscribers mostly from Latin America.
Fairfield, Conn., February 13, 2013--GE announced today the sale of its remaining 49% common equity interest in its joint venture with Comcast, which includes NBCUniversal (NBCU), as well as the NBCU floors in 30 Rockefeller Center, for $18.1 billion.