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Latest Americas Developments / Analysis

The April 2017  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by The Spaceconnection is now available.  Featuring:

The Satellite Broadcast Market  by Elisabeth Tweedie

VSAT Market Trends by Bernardo Schneiderman

Intelsat and OneWeb Merger: True Love or Shotgun Marriage by Armand Musey

 Atrapi, Startup Space and Swiss Executions  by Lou Zacharilla

Better Satellite World Series: Staging Rescues from Low Earth Orbit

CABSAT Satellite Hub Summit Report by Martin Jarrold

plus Product and Services MarkePlace Profiles for NAB 2017, Mergers and Acquisitions, Executive Moves, Market Briefs, Vital Statistics, Satellite Markets 20 Stock Index and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Duluth, Georgia, April 18, 2017–Crystal, a provider of advanced software control systems, has completed the acquisition of Video Design Software, Inc. (VDS) a New York-based broadcast control and graphic data insertion software company. 

Americas Market Trends

Cambridge, Mass., April 10, 2017 – NSR’s Satellite Operator Financial Analysis, 7th Edition, released today, finds in an industry fraught with falling prices and indebted behemoths, satellite operators are playing a more aggressive game to find growth. A shift in emphasis, away from the broadcast-dominated days, into a brave new world of HTS, LEOs and MEOs, with radical and sometimes risky changes that are expected to move operator financials forward.

New York, NY, April 3, 2017--The World Teleport Association (WTA) today released Satellite Operator Benchmarks 2017, a new research report. This is the seventh report in WTA's annual Satellite Operator Benchmarks series, for which FutureSource provides the field research.

Americas Executive Moves and Views

Palo Alto, Calif. – April 12, 2017—Satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral (SSL)  today announced that it is increasing its commitment to support U.S. Government missions with key executives that bring a depth of experience to the company. Under the direction of Richard White who was promoted to President of SSL Government Systems, Robert Zitz has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for SSL Government Systems.  He is joined by Tim Gillespie, who takes on the role of Vice President of Business Development, National Programs for SSL Government Systems.


Cologne, Germany, April 1, 2017--Qvest Media, a systems architect for broadcasting and media technology, is expanding its business in the UK and Northern Europe and has appointed Thomas Birner as Head of Sales for these regions. With immediate effect, he will be responsible for strengthening and establishing the company’s activities in these markets. The goals are to build close customer and business relationships, to develop new distribution channels and to drive Qvest Media’s growth.


Americas Events

London, UK, April 19, 2017--IBC is delighted to announce the launch of IBC365 at, a new online community platform and weekly e-bulletin that will share IBC’s unparalleled business knowledge and insight through fresh and original content, throughout the year. 

Singapore, April 10, 2017--Rohit Talwar, Futurist and CEO of Fast Future Research, will deliver this year's CommunicAsia2017 Summit Visionary Address titled 'Artificial Intelligence vs. Genuine Stupidity ? Navigating Exponential Technologies to Create a Very Human Future?,' on 24 May at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.