News Analysis

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).

Global Eagle Entertainment to Acquire Emerging Markets Communications

Los Angeles, Calif., May 9, 2016--Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (GEE) (NASDAQ:ENT) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) a communications services provider to maritime and other mobility markets. The combined company will become a leading provider of global satellite-based communications and media content serving the rapidly growing aviation and maritime markets and select land-based markets. 

Spacex Successfully Launches JCSAT -14 Satellite

Cape Canaveral, Fla., May 6, 2016—Spacex’ Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched JCSAT-14, a commercial communications satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) earlier today at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Friday's mission began at 1:21 a.m. EDT (GMT-4) and delivered the satellite into its orbit after a 32-minute flight.

 

The May 2016 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The May 2016  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Comtech EF Data  is now available.  Featuring:

Trends in the Japanese Satellite Market by Naoakira Kamiya

Better Satellite World Series:  Free at last-via Satellite

It's Getting Better All the Time..Really! by Robert Bell

Case Study: Providing On-Board Broadcast Equipment for the Volvo Ocean Race  

From Digital Oilfields to Digital Flight 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

SES Takes Controlling Stake in O3B

Betzdorf, Luxembourg, May 2, 2016--SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) has agreed to increase its interest in O3b Networks (O3b) to 50.5% and, in doing so, will take a controlling share in the company. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals which are expected to be completed during H2 2016.

Intelsat Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

Tysons Corner, Va,  April 28, 2016--Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) powered by its satellite backbone, today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.Intelsat reported total revenues of US$ 552.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016. Net income attributable to Intelsat  was US$ 15.3 million, or US$ 0.13 per share on a diluted basis for the three months ended March 31, 2016. The company reported that adjusted net income per diluted common share was $0.31 for the same period.