World Summit on the Information Society 10-year Review Sets Vision for post-2015 Development Agenda

Geneva, Switzerland, June 12, 2014 – More than 1600 participants including around 100 Government Ministers and leaders from international organizations, from business, civil society and academia are meeting in Geneva this week to review progress on the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) over the last ten years and to set priorities for the post-2015 development agenda.

Examining Change at the IBC 2014

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, June 10, 2014--There have been many radical changes in the recent broadcast industry as the collision  between broadcast and IT-centric technologies has accelerated. Where once the industry was a ‘walled garden’ with its own specific technologies, standards and practices, increasingly it finds itself open to the vagaries of wider progress in other fields. And while this means it can reap the advantages of piggybacking on Moore’s law, not to mention a hugely expanded R&D effort in multiple diverse fields, it has also led to numerous problems. An industry used to the primacy of everything working perfectly as soon as the On-Air light comes on has had to adapt to the culture of another one where things are very much fixed as they go, and vice versa.

First Latin American Satellite Communication & Broadcasting Summit Held in Mexico City

by Virgil Labrador, Editor-in-Chief

Mexico City, June 10, 2014—The first the Latin American Satellite Communication & Broadcasting Summit  (LATSAT) organized by Euroconsult in Mexico City was a big success. Held at the Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel from  June 4-5, 2014, over 100 executives from all over the Americas attended the event.


World Summit on the Information Society up for 10-year Review

Geneva, Switzerland,  June 10, 2014 – A high level meeting opened today to review progress on the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which was held in Geneva in 2003 and in Tunis in 2005. Policy-makers, including Government Ministers and leaders from civil society, academia, business, and international organizations will focus attention on implementation of the outcomes of the Summit for next year’s ten-year review during the WSIS+10 High-level Event that kicks off today.

The 4th Annual Hosted Payload Summit Expands Conference Program to Include Small Satellites

Rockville, Md., May 12, 2014 – Hosted payloads and small satellites share a common mission – to enable greater access to space for an ever-expanding variety of commercial, government and scientific customers. In an effort to include everyone in the conversation of future-changing technology, the producers of the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition expanded and revamped the program of its annual Hosted Payload Summit, which will now be called the Hosted Payload and Smallsat Summit. This industry-leading event will be held October 15, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Washington, located at 1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Call For Speakers for CCW+SATCON 2014

Washington, DC, May 5, 2014 -- The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is now accepting speaking proposals for the 2014 Content and Communications World (CCW) and Satellite Communications Conference and Expo (SATCON), held November 12-13, 2014 in New York. CCW is a leading media, entertainment and communications technology event focusing on content creation, management and delivery technologies. SATCON offers a conference and exhibition serving companies in the satellite-enabled communications and content delivery industry.

Future Success of Oil & Gas Industry to Turn on Communications Solutions Demanding 100 Times Today’s Bandwidth Use

London, UK, May 2, 2014 – Maximizing the successful operation of the oil & gas rigs of the future will depend on bandwidth usage level of 100 times that of today. This was the analysis of Brastrading, the Florida, USA, based company which provides engineering and high-level logistics, services, equipment and worldwide telecom solutions for the oil & gas market. Multi-path communications, applications-aware networks, universal device IP-connectivity – all be required to improve rig on-board situational awareness, enable faster decision-making, facilitate real-time remote control, increase automation, lower operating costs, and create a safer working environment.

GVF Oil & Gas Communications Conference Series Spotlights Rio for Fourth Regional Event

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 2, 2014-- The GVF Oil & Gas Communications Brazil 2014: Big Oil, Big Data: The Deepwater Ocean Expanse conference (O&GCommsBrazil 2014, will take place at the Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro on 15th & 16th April 2014.

The NAB Show to Address the Future of 4K Adoption

Las Vegas, Nev., April 1, 2014-- The NAB Show will feature sessions, workshops and panels on the increasing role of ultra high-definition standards for 4K television displays and production technology in the media and entertainment industry. To be held April 5 -10 in Las Vegas, NAB Show is the world's largest annual conference and expo for professionals who create, manage and distribute entertainment across all platforms.

Space Industry Leaders Countdown To Space Tech Expo 2014–Opening April 1st

Long Beach, Calif., March 28, 2014-- The Space Tech Expo and Conference 2014 opens its doors at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach April 1 – 3, offering the widest showcase of space-related technologies used in the design, build and testing of spacecraft, satellite and launch vehicles, Space Tech Expo & Conference will bring together the key players involved in the space industry, under one roof.