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Latest Developments / Analysis

The November 2014  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by ABS  is now available.  Featuring:

Scaling OTT and TV Everywhere Distribution  by Dan Freyer

HTS and VSATs by Elisabeth Tweedie

 Coming Soon: A Day without Satellites by Lou Zacharilla 

From Oil and Gas to Wider Reaching Applications for a Mobile World  by Martin Jarrold

Case Study on IF Switching Solution for NOAA by Virgil Labrador

CASBAA Convention  2014 Conference Report  

plus Product and Services MarketPlace Guide to SATCON and Africacom 2014, News Analysis, Market Briefs, Executive Moves, Product Spotlight, Vital Statistics and Satellite Markets and Research 25TM Stock Index  and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Geneva, Switzerland, November 24, 2014 – Over three billion people are now online and information and communication technology (ICT) growth remains buoyant in just about every country worldwide, according to ITU’s flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report.

Market Trends

Amman, Jordan,  November 26, 2014--The number of FTA satellite channels in the Arab World reached 762 channels by September 2014. The Arab Advisors Group researched and analyzed the 762 channels that broadcast on Arabsat, Nilesat, Noorsat and Yahlive. Fully operational channels reached 724. The majority of the analyzed FTA satellite channels broadcast in Standard Definition (SD), while only 10.5% broadcast in High Definition (HD).

Dallas, Tex., November 24, 2014--New analysis and insights from Parks Associates  predict smart watches and connected entertainment devices, including game consoles and streaming media devices, will be the most popular gifts for the holiday season. Among connected CE devices acquired in 2014, 37% of smart watches, 25% of streaming media devices (including players like the Roku 3 and sticks like the Google Chromecast), and 20% of gaming consoles were received as gifts.

Executive Moves and Views

Washington DC, November 12, 2014 – ABS announced the appointment of Dolores Martos as the Managing Director of the Americas.   In this position, Dolores is responsible for leading the sales, business development and operations for the Americas markets.  Dolores is based in Washington DC and reports directly to ABS CEO Tom Choi.

Products and Services

Profiles of products and services showcased at SATCON 2014 in New York City and Africacom 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. To view the profiles click here. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the profiles.



Pfullingen, Germany, November 26, 2014–Narda Safety Test Solutions launched a new generation of RF analyzers: NRA RX. These 19” rack mount devices analyze RF signals up to 6 GHz in the frequency and time domains, and exhibit receiver characteristics at the same time, thanks to a new high frequency receiver section. They are therefore ideal for radio monitoring applications. 


St. Petersburg, Russia, November 26, 2014--The second International GS Summit of leading experts in telecommunications held November 18-19, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Russia, discussed content monetization trends.Over one hundred delegates from France, Great Britain, Finland, Russia, Cambodia, China, India, Pakistan and other countries participated in the event organized by the GS Group, an investment and industry holding company.

Singapore, November 20, 2014--BroadcastAsia2015, slated for 2 - 5 June 2015, will unveil its new TV Everywhere! Zone as increasing consumer expectations place new challenges on the industry to provide more convenient and reliable access to content. With the proliferation of digital devices and today’s ever-changing market of always-on connectivity, content broadcasters are starting to look beyond TV to stream and monetise their content.