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Products and Services MarketPlace Profiles Showcased at the NAB 2017 in Las Vegas, NV, USA

Profiles of products and services showcased at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. To view the profiles click here. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the profiles.



Crystal Acquires Video Design Software Inc.

Duluth, Georgia, April 18, 2017–Crystal, a provider of advanced software control systems, has completed the acquisition of Video Design Software, Inc. (VDS) a New York-based broadcast control and graphic data insertion software company. 

Satellite Operator Financials in State of Transition

Cambridge, Mass., April 10, 2017 – NSR’s Satellite Operator Financial Analysis, 7th Edition, released today, finds in an industry fraught with falling prices and indebted behemoths, satellite operators are playing a more aggressive game to find growth. A shift in emphasis, away from the broadcast-dominated days, into a brave new world of HTS, LEOs and MEOs, with radical and sometimes risky changes that are expected to move operator financials forward.

The April 2017 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The April 2017  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by The Spaceconnection is now available.  Featuring:

The Satellite Broadcast Market  by Elisabeth Tweedie

VSAT Market Trends by Bernardo Schneiderman

Intelsat and OneWeb Merger: True Love or Shotgun Marriage by Armand Musey

 Atrapi, Startup Space and Swiss Executions  by Lou Zacharilla

Better Satellite World Series: Staging Rescues from Low Earth Orbit

CABSAT Satellite Hub Summit Report by Martin Jarrold

plus Product and Services MarkePlace Profiles for NAB 2017, Mergers and Acquisitions, Executive Moves, Market Briefs, Vital Statistics, Satellite Markets 20 Stock Index and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Hytera Communications Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Norsat

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 27, 2017– Norsat International Inc.  (TSX: NII and NYSE MKT: NSAT), a provider of unique and customized communication solutions for remote and challenging applications, today announced that it has entered into an arrangement agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement”) with Hytera Project Corp. (“Hytera”) a subsidiary of Hytera Communications Co., Ltd. pursuant to which Hytera will acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of Norsat for $10.25 in United States dollars (“USD”) in cash per share, pursuant to a court-approved plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”).  All unexercised options and restricted share units will also be acquired under the Arrangement. The proposed transaction values Norsat at an equity value of approximately $62 million USD.

The March 2017 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The March 2017  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Newtec  is now available.  Featuring:

Update on the Middle East Satellite Market  by Elisabeth Tweedie

Game Changing Trends in the Satellite Manufacturing Sector by Dan Freyer

How to Thrive as the Rules Change...Again! by Robert Bell

 Seamless Network Maintenance for Today's and Future Smaller Satellites  by Alvaro Sanchez

The Power of Targeted Advertising by Roger Franklin

Extending Satellite Dialogs at CABSAT by Martin Jarrold

plus Better Satellite World SeriesProduct and Services MarkePlace Profiles for Satellite and CABSAT 2017, Mergers and Acquisitions, Executive Moves, Market Briefs, Vital Statistics, Satellite Markets 20 Stock Index and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Gilat Reports Profitable Fourth Quarter 2016 Results

Petah Tikva, Israel,February 14, 2017–Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a provider of satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. Revenues for Q4 2016 increased 19% to $80.3 million from $67.7 million in Q4 2015.

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.