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Latest Developments / Analysis

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

The Business of Content Management and Distribution  by Dan Freyer

4K TV Update by Elisabeth Tweedie

Satellites and the Sun by Lou Zacharilla

Marketing Strategies for the Tech Sector by Sarah Lum

Product Spotlight: Comtech Xicom's New SuperPowerTM TWTAs

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

San Diego, Calif., April 22, 2015--Pico Digital Inc., a provider of multimedia delivery solutions to customers in the broadcast, cable, satellite, and broadband markets, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the broadcast products business from International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC), a technology provider for broadcasters in radio, television, data and digital cinema.

Market Trends

Dallas, Tex., April 17, 2015--Research firm Parks Associates reports 47% of U.S. broadband households have privacy or security concerns about smart home devices. The connected home industries need to formalize strategies, such as consumer privacy rights, in order to push these markets forward, according to Parks Associates, which will discuss these topics next month at INTX: The Internet & Television Expo and CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference.

Wilmington, DE – April 16, 2015 – NSR's newly released Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 9th Edition finds a robust market increasingly impacted by the much deliberated Non-GEO-HTS programs, specifically LEO-HTS presenting both challenges and opportunities for the industry.  A diverse set of market segments are expected to grow at mixed levels, with current and next-generation solutions generating healthy revenue streams from $1.7 billion in 2014 to $5.3 billion by 2024.

Executive Moves and Views

Izegem, Belgium, April 22, 2015–Skyline Communications, a provider of  end-to-end multi-vendor network management and OSS software solutions for the broadcast, satellite, cable, telco and mobile industry, announces a reorganization of its leadership structure. Skyline’s Board of Directors appointed  Ben Vandenberghe as Chief Executive Officer, Bert Vandenberghe as Chief Technology Officer and Frederik Vandenberghe as Chief Financial Officer.

Products and Services

Profiles of products and services showcased at NAB 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. To view the profiles click here. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the profiles.

 

 

Montreal, Canada, April 17, 2015 – Advantech Wireless, a global leader for Satellite broadband communications solutions, announced today that its Solid State Ku-Band Transceiver system has successfully undergone the Indian Defence Environment Standard (JSS 5555). This is the first Ground based Solid State Amplifier System which passed this Standard in India. The equipment has also undergone successfully the tests as per MIL-STD- 461E requirement matrix specified for Indian Ground Airforce.

Events

Las Vegas, NV, April 20, 2015--The National Association of Broadcasters revelaed preliminary registered attendance of 103,042 for the 2015 NAB Show, the world's largest annual convention covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. The exhibition featured 1,789 companies spanning 1,015,000 net square feet of exhibit space.

Singapore, April 8, 2015–Social media has become an even bigger part of consumers’ lives in today’s hyper-connected world. Users are finding more ways to play, interact, work and even monetise content through social media. Asia Pacific, presently the world’s largest mobile region accounts for over half of the globe’s social media usersThe social media explosion has not only changed the lives of hyper-connected consumers, it has also caused a rippling effect throughout its ecosystem – businesses, network infrastructure, communication providers and more.