News Analysis

SpeedCast Acquires WINS Limited

Sydney, Australia, August 8, 2016-SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA), a leading global satellite communications and network service provider, today announced the acquisition of WINS Limited (WINS), a leading Europe-based provider of innovative broadband satellite communications and IT solutions for the maritime sector.

The Kudelski Group Acquires NexGuard Lab

Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland, July 8, 2016-The Kudelski Group announced today the acquisition of 100% of NexGuard Labs BV (formerly Civolution BV), a leader in digital content watermarking solutions. This move expands the Kudelski Group’s portfolio of end-to-end content protection security solutions, enriching the existing offer to content owners and pay-TV operators.

Spacex Sucesfully Launches Eutelsat 117 and ABS 2A but Fails to Land Falcon 9 Rocket

Cape Canaveral, Florida, June  16, 2016 –Spacex successfuly launched the EUTELSAT 117 West B satellite. and the ABS-2A satellites. The satellite was ferried into space by a Falcon 9 rocket that took off from SpaceX’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral at 10.29 ET (14.29 UTC) and parked EUTELSAT 117 West B in a supersynchronous orbit after a 30-minute flight. The first telemetry from the new satellite has been confirmed and processed at Boeing’s Mission Control Centre in El Segundo, California.

SES Prices Hybrid Bond Offering of EUR 750 million

Betzdorf, Luxembourg, June 3, 2016-SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) today announced the pricing of an inaugural hybrid bond offering. SES has agreed to sell EUR 750 million of Deeply Subordinated Fixed Rate Resettable Securities and Coupon of 4.625%.

The June 2016 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The June 2016  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Amos Spacecom is now available.  Featuring:

Challenges in the European Satellite Market by Elisabeth Tweedie

Country Profile:  South Korea  by Virgil Labrador and Peter Galace

Back and Forth with the New SSPI Chairman Bryan McGuirk by Lou Zacharilla

Case Study: Satellites Made Easy with Smarter Tools by Alvaro Sanchez

Smartphones, Tablets and Satellites by Martin Jarrold

plus Mergers and AcquisitionsMarket Briefs, Executive Moves, Product and Services MarketPlace Guide to CommunicAsia 2016  and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Intelsat Announces Extension of Early Tender Date for Certain Notes of Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A.

Tysons Corner, Va., June 1, 2016--Satelite operator Intelsat S.A. today announced that its subsidiary, Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. (“Intelsat Jackson”), has extended the early tender date for its previously announced tender offers (the “Tender Offers”) to purchase its 6 5/8% Senior Notes due 2022 (CUSIP No. 45824TAM7) (the “2022 Notes”), 5½% Senior Notes due 2023 (CUSIP No. 45824TAP0) (the “2023 Notes”) and 7½% Senior Notes due 2021 (CUSIP No. 45824TAG0) (the “2021 Notes” and, together with the 2022 Notes and the 2023 Notes, the “Securities”) for up to $625,000,000 in aggregate cash consideration (excluding accrued and unpaid interest on the Securities and excluding fees and expenses related to the Tender Offers). 

ViaSat Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Results

Carlsbad, CA., May 24, 2016-- ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, today announced financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Gilat Announces First Quarter 2016 Results

Petah Tivka, Israel., May 18, 2016-- Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:GILT) (TASE:GILT), today reported its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.  Revenue for Q1 2016 was US$52.7 million compared to US$45.2 million in comparable period of 2015, an increase of 17%.

Eutelsat's Revenues Growth in 3Q Below Expectations

Paris, France, May 12, 2016-- Eutelsat Communications (ISIN: FR0010221234 - Euronext Paris: ETL) today reported revenues for the third quarter and the nine months ended 31 March 2016.  Revenue growth in the Third Quarter was below expectations, reflecting a worse than expected environment in several emerging markets, in particular in Latin America, where much of our new capacity is targeted and the spread of tough competitive conditions in Data Services to all markets. 

Intelsat Announces Tender Offers for Certain Notes of Intelsat Jackson Holdings

Tysons corner, Va., May 12, 2016-- Intelsat S.A., today announced that its subsidiary, Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A.  is commencing a tender offer  to purchase its 6 ⅝% Senior Notes due 2022 (CUSIP No. 45824TAM7) (the “2022 Notes”), 5 ½% Senior Notes due 2023 (CUSIP No. 45824TAP0)  and 7 ½% Senior Notes due 2021 (CUSIP No. 45824TAG0) for up to US$ 625,000,000 in aggregate cash consideration (excluding accrued and unpaid interest on the Securities and excluding fees and expenses related to the Tender Offers).