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Latest Americas Developments / Analysis

Hauppagge, NY, August 9, 2017--Globecomm Systems Inc., a service provider designing, integrating, and operating complex communication solutions differentiated by capabilities in satellite and wireless, announced today that an investor group led by HPS Investment Partners, LLC and funds managed by Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC  have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Globecomm from a New York-based private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Petah Tikva, Israel , August 8, 2017 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a  leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Americas Market Trends

Cheseaux, Switzerland, August 1, 2017 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and one of the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, today revealed  initial survey findings investigating the top priorities and challenges facing pay-TV operators around the world. Delivered as part of the 2017 Pay-TV Innovation Forum, the survey of pay-TV industry executives suggests that 76% of respondents believe innovation is a top priority, citing the launch of new products and services as the best way to maintain and grow their businesses in a highly competitive market environment.

Cambridge, Mass., July 19, 2017– NSR’s Maritime Satcom Markets, 5th Edition finds that satellite leasing revenues for the maritime VSAT mobility market are projected to exceed US$ 1 Billion by 2026.  With over US$ 400 million in leasing revenues in 2016 from FSS and HTS offerings, the steady roll-out of the ‘connected vessel’ over the next decade is being powered by falling capacity pricing.

Americas Executive Moves and Views

Ottawa, Canada, July 26, 2017 – Telesat announced today the appointment of Dolores Martos as Regional Vice President, Latin America and Caribbean Sales. Dolores is a highly regarded and experienced sales executive who has held senior positions in several leading satellite companies. Her expertise in both commercial and regulatory matters has facilitated the growth of satcom services across the Latin America region. Dolores will be based in Telesat’s Washington, DC office and report to Tom Eaton, Vice President, International Sales.

 

Luxembourg City, July 1,  2017-- Satellite operator Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I) announced that José Manuel do Rosário Toscano will be joining the company to lead its efforts in International Government Affairs and Asset Management, effective September 4, 2017.  Mr. Toscano will join the Luxembourg global headquarters office.

Americas Events

Cheseaux, Switzerland, August 1, 2017 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and one of the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, today revealed  initial survey findings investigating the top priorities and challenges facing pay-TV operators around the world. Delivered as part of the 2017 Pay-TV Innovation Forum, the survey of pay-TV industry executives suggests that 76% of respondents believe innovation is a top priority, citing the launch of new products and services as the best way to maintain and grow their businesses in a highly competitive market environment.

Cheseaux, Switzerland – June 7, 2017 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, today revealed the first wave of findings from the Pay-TV Innovation Forum 2017which looks first at the state of the North American market. The global research program examines the state of pay-TV innovations and strategies that will drive the next phase of growth for the industry.