News Analysis

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.

Boeing to Acquire Liquid Robotics to Enhance Autonomous Seabed-to-Space Information Service

St. Louis, Mo.,  Dec. 6, 2016–Boeing [NYSE: BA] has entered into an agreement to acquire Liquid Robotics, a market leader in autonomous maritime systems and developer of the Wave Glider ocean surface robot, to grow its seabed-to-space autonomous capabilities.

Spacecom Signs Contract with Asiasat to Operate a Satellite at 4 degrees West

Tel Aviv, Israel, December 1, 2016--Spacecom (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: SCC) today announced that it entered into an agreement with AsiaSat to relocate its AsiaSat 8 satellite, from its current orbital position to Spacecom’s 4°W orbital position. AsiaSat 8 will be co-located with AMOS-3, for a four (4) year period.

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

MarketBrief report on Next Generation Video Networks

MarketBriefs Report on Next Generation Video Networks sponsored by WORK Microwave To read or download this report click here.




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.