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Latest Asia-Pacific 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. 

Asia-Pacific Market Trends

Hong Kong, April 19, 2017--Marketing and advertising plans are changing across the Asia-Pacific region, redirecting revenue and reshaping media strategies. Advertising remains a critical revenue stream for media owners, helping fund investment in content, people and technology. Digital disruption, however, is becoming a reality, in growth economies as well as developed markets.

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.

Asia-Pacific Executive Moves and Views

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.


Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2017--Thuraya Telecommunications Company announced that Mr. Ahmed Al Shamsi, Chief Technology Officer has been appointed as temporary Acting Chief Executive Officer of the company, assuming the role immediately.

Asia-Pacific 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.