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Latest Developments / Analysis

The July-August 2014  issue focusing on 4K TV of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by  Hispamar is now available.  Featuring:

4K TV is Here! by Jorge Rodriguez, Aurora Mourelle and Inés Sanz

Technical Tutorial on Earth Station Design Philosophy by Bruce Elbert

Finding and Fixing Application Peformance Problems by DC Palter

What Will Satellite Services Businesses Look Like Tomorrow? by Robert Bell

plus Case Study on Providing Cellular Services to Remote Communities,  Show Reports on the Space Symposium and CommunicAsia 2014News Analysis, 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

Video Interviews with Key Executives from CommunicAsia and the CASBAA Satellite Summit 2014 in Singapore

View videos with key industry executives from CommunicAsia  and the CASBAA Satellite Summit 2014 in Singapore including: Terry Bleakley, SVP-Asia Pacific, Intelsat ; Markus Fritz, Director of Commercial Development and Strategy, Eutelsat; Eyal Copitt, SVP for Asia and Africa, Amos Spacecom;  Sandeep Kumar, Head of Satellite Sales. Telstra Global; Todd McDonell, VP-Goverment Solutions, Inmarsat; and Yvon Henri, Head Satellite Services Department, ITU.

Betzdorf, Luxembourg, July 25, 2014--Satellite operator SES posted H1 revenues of EUR 938.9 million (2013: EUR 910.5 million) in the first half of 2014-an increase of 6.3% over the prior year period at constant exchange rates. EBITDA for the 1st Half of 2014 was EUR 693.8 million (2013: EUR 662.0 million)-- an increase of 7.4% over the prior year.

Market Trends

El Segundo, Calif. July 23, 2014—Ultra-high-definition televisions (UHD TVs) continued to make slow and steady inroads throughout the world, but their share of the overall flat-panel TV market remained minimal by the end of May, suggesting that UHD TV pricing in the market remains too high to gain meaningful share, according to a new report from IHS Technology.

London, UK, July 23, 2014--Satellite TV revenues for 138 countries will reach US$ 99.9 billion in 2020, up from  US$ 87.8 billion in 2013 and US$ 69.3 billion in 2010, according to a new report from Digital  TV Research. Covering 138 countries, the Global Satellite TV Forecasts report estimates that Asia Pacific and Latin America will show strong growth. However,  revenues will fall in Western Europe as competition from other platforms increases.

Executive Moves and Views

Brisbane, Australia, July 17, 2014--EM Solutions, a Brisbane-based designer and manufacturer of broadband satellite communications equipment, has announced the appointment of Gary Shmith as its new Global Director of Sales and Marketing.

 

Products and Services

Friedrichshafen, Germany, July 25, 2014 – ND SatCom has received type approval for its Ka2Go - Terminal for Eutelsat Broadband Services. Eutelsat is one of the world's leading satellite operators delivering service into 150 countries via 37 satellites.

 

Johannesburg, South Africa, July 24, 2014--ABS has expanded its presence in Johannesburg, South Africa and formed a new Sales liaison office to support its growing business in the Africa continent.

Events

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 15, 2014-- IBC  announced that this year’s IBC Leaders’ Summit will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014. An exclusive and invitation-only event curated specifically for 150 of the most  influential and visionary people at the top of the industry, the IBC Leaders’ Summit is  now in its fourth successful year. Industry leaders from all over the world fly to  Amsterdam to take part in its sessions which mirror and distill the agenda of the  mainstream IBC Conference into a single day of high-powered, top-level  discussions. 
 

Hong Kong, July 2, 2014 – CASBAA’s highly anticipated annual multichannel TV industry convention will take place from October 27-30, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. A popular stop on the Asia Pacific broadcasting calendar, this year’s event will explore the theme “Beyond the Box.”