News Analysis

Revenues are Up at Intelsat

Tyson's Corner, Va., July 30, 2015--Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) today reported total revenue of US$ 598.1 million and net income attributable to Intelsat S.A. of US$ 60.2 million, or US$ 0.47 per common share on a diluted basis, for the three months ended June 30, 2015. The company reported adjusted net income per diluted common shareof $0.70 for the three months ended June 30, 2015.

SpeedCast Acquires SAIT Communications

Sydney, Australia, July 28, 2015 – SpeedCast International Limited  today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SAIT Communications, a fast-growing maritime communications service provider in southern Europe.  SAIT Communications is one of the leading suppliers of L-band satellite services in the southern European maritime market, in particular Greece, which is one of the largest maritime markets in Europe, as well as Cyprus. 

Global Business Delivering Growth for SES

Betzdorf, Luxembourg, July 24, 2015–SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) reports financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2015 where it highlights the deevelopment of a global business delivering strong growth in revenue and net profit.

Myanmar Continues to Advance Development Plans as New Broadcasting Law Edges Towards Conclusion

Yangon, Myanmar, July 17, 2015 – Myanmar’s broadcasting industry is set for significant changes as the government moves forward with a new broadcasting law which is nearing completion. In the run-up to the return of the hugely successful CommuniCast event and Myanmar’s second Satellite Forum (17-19 November 2015 at Myanmar Event Park, Yangon), the Myanmar Government has acted on its plans to develop one of the country’s key industry sectors with a new broadcasting law to open up the country’s media industry and encourage the distribution of new services.  

The July-August 2015 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The July-August 2015  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by ABS is now available.  Featuring:

Update on the Latin American Satellite Market by Bernardo Schneiderman

The Future of the Maritime Satellite Communication Market by Tom Klompmaker and Hub Urlings

Part 2 of an Executive Roundtable on the Inflight Broadband Market featuring Steven Corda, VP-Business Strategy, SES; Stephen Angus, Senior Director of Global Policy Inmarsat Aviation, and James Collett, Head of Mobility and Energy Services, Intelsat.

The Satellite Industry's Youngest Future Leader by Lou Zacharilla

LATSAT 2015 Highlight Opportunities, Increased Competition in the Latin American Market by Virgil Labrador

plus Mergers and AcquisitionsMarket Briefs, Executive Moves and Product and Services MarketPlace Guide to SET EXPO 2015  and Satellite Markets and Research 25TM Stock Index  and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Planet Labs to Acquire RapidEye

San Francisco, Calif., July 15, 2015--Planet Labs has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the BlackBridge geospatial companies, including the RapidEye suite of core offerings.

Speedcast Acquires NewSat's Teleport and Satellite Services Businesses

New South Wales, Australia, July 10, 2015 –SpeedCast International Limited oday announced that it has acquired the assets of the teleport and satellite services business of NewSat from its receivers. The assets include the land & buildings at NewSat’s teleport facilities in Adelaide and Perth and the associated plant & equipment, as well as most of the customer and supplier contracts.

IDC Completes Private Placement, Installs New Leadership Team

Ottawa, Canada, July 6, 2015--International Datacasting Corporation (IDC) (TSX:IDC),announced today that it has completed a $0.9 million private placement, streamlined the leadership team and made some changes to its Board of Directors.

Globecast Provides Distribution Services for the 28th SEA Games

Singapore, July 2, 2015 — Globecast supplied distribution services for ten broadcasters covering the recent SEA (South East Asian) Games. Globecast was contracted by HBS, the Production Partner of MediaCorp, official media partner and host broadcaster to provide distribution.