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Latest Developments / Analysis

The May 2015  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Amos Spacecom is now available.  Featuring:

Satellite Continues to Play Vital Role in African Market  by Peter Galace

NAB 2015 Report: "Evolve or Lose Relevance" by Elisabeth Tweedie

Industry Views on the Challenges Facing Broadcasters  by Virgil Labrador

How Satellites Help Fill Up Your Car 

DISH Network's Spectrum Play

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

Market Trends

Dallas, Tex., May 22, 2015--New Parks Associates research reveals 58% of Canadian broadband households have at least one connected CE device that allows online content to be accessed through a TV set, up from 48% in 2012. Nearly 40% have a gaming console connected to the Internet, 25% have a connected smart TV, and 14% have a connected streaming media device.                                                              

Campbell, Calif. May 21, 2015—The global pay TV services market, including cable TV, satellite TV, telco TV and over-the-top (OTT) video, totaled $237 billion in 2014, up 7 percent from the previous year, according to the 2015 IHS Infonetics Pay TV Services and Subscribers report from IHS.

Executive Moves and Views

Cedar RapidsIowa,May 14, 2015–Rockwell Collins announced today that Steve Nieuwsma has been named vice president, Corporate Strategy for the company effective immediately. In this newly created role, Nieuwsma is responsible for developing strategies to accelerate organic and inorganic growth at Rockwell Collins. He reports to Jeff MacLauchlan, senior vice president, Corporate Development.

Products and Services

London, UK, May 13, 2015 —Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, was central to the live coverage of the UK General Election, helping broadcasters around the world get all the key moments live on air. In total, 78 different counts were covered on the day for the major broadcasters, including Sky, the BBC, ITV, BBC Wales and C4.

Madrid, Spain,  May 11 2015--The Spanish satellite operator HISPASAT has announced today a long-term agreement signed with the Mexican satellite service provider SPACENET to distribute movies and live shows to more than 500 Mexican movie theaters covered by SPACENET. HISPASAT’s satellite Amazonas 3, will assign a transponder to this service. 

Events

Hong Kong, May 13, 2015-CASBAA’s annual Satellite Industry Forum is once again being held in Singapore at the beginning of June. The conference explores the latest developments and issues affecting the satellite industry in the Asia Pacific. Taking place on June 1st at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2015 is a one day event that brings together industry experts to examine a variety of hot topics and to exchange and discuss information critical to the development of the communications sector and related services across the Asia-Pacific.

Long Beach, California, May 12, 2015--The space business is changing. While US military and government face shrinking budgets, collaborating with the burgeoning commercial space sector can help provide the expertise and technology required to continue delivering missions safely and cost effectively. Meanwhile, small satellites plus affordable launchers promise nothing less than the democratization of space.