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Latest Developments / Analysis

The April 2014  issue focusing on the North American Broadcast Market of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by  ABS is now available.  Featuring:

NAB 2014 to Highlight the New Multiplatform Media Environment  by Virgil Labrador

Trends in Broadcasting by Elisabeth Tweedie

Direct-to-Home Satellite Trends by Dmitri Buchs

Back and Forth with Jorge Villareal, Tomaz Lovsin and Eric Greenberg by Lou Zacharilla

The Road to Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Goes through DISH by Armand Musey

plus Product and Services MarketPlace Profiles for NAB 2014Case Study on Digital Cinema Distribution Via Satellite, 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 from CABSAT and SATELLITE 2014

View video interviews of key executives at CABSAT and SATELLITE 2014 including: Intelsat General President Kay Sears ITC Global President Joe SpytekStuart Armitage, Business Development Director, Peak CommunicationsPaul Ziegler, CEO, Onlime Group;Steven Soenens, VP-Product Management and Didier Tymen, VP-EMEA of NewtecGiorgio Giacomini, Area Manager-Middle East, GlobecastOliver Vogel, Director-Sales & Marketing, RF Design; and Kai Koppenburg, Director-Sales and Marketing, Work Microwave.

Dulles, VA,  April 17, 2014 – Orbital Sciences Corporation today reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2014.  First quarter 2014 revenues were US$ 323.3 million, compared to US$ 334.8 million in the first quarter of 2013.  First quarter 2014 operating income was US$ 23.0 million, or 7.1% operating margin, compared to US$ 31.1 million, or 9.3% operating margin, in the first quarter of 2013.

Market Trends

Taipei, Taiwan, April 17, 2014--Global smartphone shipments showed better than expected growth in 1Q14, rising 1.13% QoQ to 266.9 million units, according to market intelligence provider TrendForce. “The Q1 momentum came mostly from the emerging market sectors and China,” noted Avril Wu, Assistant Vice President of TrendForce. “The Chinese smartphone manufacturers’ increased 4G smartphone production is key to the smartphone industry higher than anticipated Q1 growth.”

Boston, Mass., April 15, 2014--The Pay TV market in the US has faced challenges for several years, which culminated in a 0.58% loss in total subscribers in 2013. However, recent research from Strategy Analytics forecasts a return to growth in 2014 at 0.14%, detailed in the Service Provider Strategies (SPS) service report, "North America Digital Television Forecast: 1Q 2014."

Executive Moves and Views

Middletown, RI, April 22, 2014-- KVH Industries, Inc.  announced today that Ms. Anneley Pickles has joined the company as Head of Business Development for the social network, the world’s largest online network dedicated to seafarers. One of her first priorities is overseeing Crewtoo Jobs, the online maritime jobs board that was launched last month to help match the right companies with the best seafarers.

 

Stockholm, Sweden, April 16, 2014--Telenor Connexion today announced that Robert Bellwaldius has joined the company as VP of Operations. Bellwaldius was most recently Chief Operating Officer at Wireless Maingate.

 

Products and Services

Products and Services MarketPlace Profiles Showcased at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas,NV,  USA  To view the profiles click here. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the profiles.

 

Cannes, France, April 8, 2014: SatLink Communications, a global teleport, content management and HD playout today announced the launch of a new DVB-S2 platform on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite. In coordination with Sky Italia, an Italian digital satellite television platform, the cost effective service has been developed to meet the growing demand for HD content on a premium satellite to reach direct to home and the Cable, Satellite and Pay TV Markets and will provide the highest audience penetration across Europe.

Events

Products and Services MarketPlace Profiles Showcased at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas,NV,  USA  To view the profiles click here. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the profiles.

 

Singapore, April 21, 2014--Shailesh Rao, Twitter Inc’s Vice President for Americas, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets, will deliver a visionary address at CommunicAsia2014 Summit and BroadcastAsia2014 International Conference titled “You Matter: Asians Shaping The Pulse of the World Through Live, Authentic Conversations” to examine the role of social media and its significance in today’s society.