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Latest Developments / Analysis

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

Satellite Ground Segment Update  by Dan Freyer

Expansion in the Middle East Satellite Market by Elisabeth Tweedie

Teleports Must Stay Ahead if the Curve by Andrew Bond

LEO HTS: The Silver Bullet to Bridge the Digital Divide? by Brent Prokosh

Occasional Use Video as the Sign of the Times by Robert Bell

Company Spotlight: San Francisco International Gateway

plus Market Briefs, Executive Moves, Product Spotlight, Products and Services MarketPlace Guide to CABSAT aand SATELLITE 2015 and Satellite Markets and Research 25TM Stock Index  and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

MarketBrief Report on the Maritime Satellite Market  sponsored by Hunter Communications

A summary of the key trends and opportunities in the growing market for satellite services in the martime satellite worldwide.

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Market Trends

Singapore, March 25, 2015--​According to ABI Research, the worldwide pay TV market grew at a steady rate of 4% in 2014 to reach 923.5 million subscribers. “Despite the growth in subscriber base, weak currency exchange rates resulted in a slower increase of pay TV market service revenue. Worldwide the pay TV market generated US$257 billion in 2014 and is expected to surpass 1.1 billion subscribers in 2020 with a CAGR 2.7%,” comments Jake Saunders, VP and Practice Director of Core Forecasting.

London, UK, March 23, 2015--Pay TV revenues [subscriptions and on-demand] in North America peaked in 2013 at $102.86 billion, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. The latest edition of the Digital TV North America report forecasts that revenues will fall by 11.7% or $12.04 billion between 2014 and 2020 to $90.71 billion in 2020. 

Executive Moves and Views

New York City, March 25, 2015 – The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today announced the appointment of Chris Stott, Chairman & CEO of ManSat, as the new Chairman, and Bryan McGuirk, COO of ViviSat, as President of its Board of Directors. Their one-year terms began on March 19.

Petah Tikva, Israel, March 24, 2015 – Gilat Satellite Networks (NASDAQ: GILT) announced today that Erez Antebi, has decided to step down from the position of CEO. Dov Baharav, Gilat’s Chairman of the Board will assume the position of interim CEO until a new CEO is appointed. The transition between  Baharav and Antebi will take place during the second quarter of 2015. Baharav will remain Gilat's Chairman of the Board.

Products and Services

Profiles of products and services showcased at CABSAT 2015 in Dubai, UAE and SATELLITE 2015 in Washington, D.C.. To view the profiles click here. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the profiles.

 

Los Angeles, Calif., March 24, 2015 —Globecast today announced the launch of its new Los Angeles Media Center, offering broadcasters and content providers a converged workflow to prepare, deliver and playout content to any kind of distribution platform.  The new Media Center compliments established Globecast facilities in London and Singapore, enabling Globecast to offer a truly one-stop-shop for Media Management, Playout, Satellite and OTT distribution globally.

Events

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 6, 2015-- The 21st edition of CABSAT, the leading professional content management event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) kicks off on Tuesday, March 10.  The event will roll-out an expanded schedule of sector-specific conferences, training schemes and seminars as part of its mandate to empower regional companies with the acumen to drive product innovation and capitalise on game-changing monetization avenues.

Hong Kong, March 5, 2015--CASBAA, the Association for digital multichannel TV, content, platforms, advertising and video delivery throughout the Asia-Pacific, recently concluded its OTT Summit 2015 on Tuesday, March 3 at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.