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Latest Developments / Analysis

The January 2015  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Comtech EF Data  is now available.  Featuring:

Trends to Watch in 2015  by Virgil Labrador

Update on the Latin American Market  by Bernardo Schneiderman

In-Flight Broadband Connectivity  by Bruce Elbert

Do We Really Have to Live in Such Interesting Times?  by Robert Bell

A New Era in Satellite Broadcasting  by Simon Pryor and Hub Urlings

2015: Bring on the Forward Agenda!  by Martin Jarrold

plus Market Briefs, Executive Moves, Vital Statistics and Satellite Markets and Research 25TM Stock Index  and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Hauppauge, NY, January 23,2015-- L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it acquired the assets of MITEQ, Inc. for U$ 41 million..The business will be combined with L-3’s Narda Microwave-East business located in Hauppauge, N.Y., and the new organization will be called L-3 Narda-Miteq.

Market Trends

Hong Kong, January 22, 2015--A research report published by Media Partners Asia (MPA) indicates that the total market for online video services across 13 countries in Asia Pacific will grow from US$3.5 billion in net revenues in 2014 to reach US$12.4 billion by 2020, representing a average annual growth of close to 23.5%. Advertising will contribute more than 80% to the online video pie by 2020 with the subscription revenue opportunity, largely driven by subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platforms, growing from less than US$700 mil. in 2014 to more than US$2.3 bil. by 2020.

Strasbourg, France, January 21, 2015--Over the five year period from 2009-2013, the European audiovisual industry lost 5.3% of their global market share according to the 20th edition of the  The European Audiovisual Observatory's Yearbook on Television, Cinema, Video and on-demand Audiovisual Services. released today.

Executive Moves and Views

Washington DC, January 22, 2015–ABS announced the appointment of Rajiv Khattar as the President - South Asia.  In this newly created role, Rajiv will be responsible for business development and sales for this market. 

 

Washington, D.C., January 21, 2015--Kevin Kane, Director of Congressional Relations at ATK, and Matt Kramer, Director of External Communications at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, will be leading the Coalition for Space Exploration’s advocacy efforts in 2015. Each will serve a one-year term, effective January through December 2015.

Products and Services

Betzdorf, Luxembourg, January 22, 2015--SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that the company has selected Arianespace to launch the powerful new hybrid communications satellite, SES-12, on board an Ariane 5 booster from the European Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, during Q4 2017. This will be the 40th launch of an SES spacecraft on board an European Ariane launch vehicle.

Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan 22, 2015-- Antenna Technology Communications Inc. (ATCi), a provider of satellite communications systems, today introduced at the PTC Conference being held in Honolulu, its Simulsat Multibeam transport antenna system designed for regional pacific region applications.

Events

Jakarta, Indonesia, January 21, 2015–New research released at CASBAA’s Indonesia in View 2015 conference explored funding links between the banned gambling and pornography industries, and the online piracy websites they use to attract young viewers. 

Washington, D.C., January 15, 2015--The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced it will again present NAB Show Collaborative, a global initiative designed to support and strengthen innovation, growth and opportunity in the digital media and entertainment industry. As part of the initiative, NAB has partnered with leading events around the world to host conferences and sessions for Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, CABSAT in Dubai and SET Expo in São Paulo. In all, NAB will present more than 40 sessions featuring industry leaders and best-in-class educational programming.