News Analysis

Intelsat Terminates Merger with OneWeb and Share Purchase Agreement with SoftBank

McLean, Virginia, June 1, 2017– Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:  I) today announced that the previously announced offer or offers to exchange  certain of the respective outstanding senior unsecured notes issued by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries, Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A., Intelsat Connect Finance S.A., and Intelsat  S.A. and  solicitation or solicitations of consents  to amend the indentures governing the Existing Notes expired pursuant to their terms at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on May 31, 2017.  As of the expiration date, the minimum tender conditions for the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations had not been satisfied.  The Issuers have not accepted any of the Existing Notes for exchange, any Existing Notes tendered for exchange will be promptly returned to holders, and the Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations have accordingly been terminated.

Agreement Reached with Abertis on sale of Eutelsat stake in Hispasat

Paris, France, May 19, 2017 - Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Abertis Group have reached an agreement on the sale of Eutelsat’s 33.69% stake in Hispasat to Abertis. It follows the initiation of the process in July 2016 when Eutelsat exercised the put option granted in 2008 by Abertis, Hispasat’s majority shareholder.

The May 2017 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The May 2017  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Comtech EF Data is now available.  Featuring:

Japanese Satellite Market Update  by Naoakira Kamiya

Satellite Antenna Market Innovations by Virgil Labrador and Peter Galace

Teleport Operators Like What They See in the Sky by Robert Bell

Oilfield Connectivity, HTS and Mobile Backhaul by Martin Jarrold

plus Product and Services MarkePlace Profiles for CommunicAsia 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

Crystal Acquires Video Design Software Inc.

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. 

The April 2017 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

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

The March 2017 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The March 2017  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Newtec  is now available.  Featuring:

Update on the Middle East Satellite Market  by Elisabeth Tweedie

Game Changing Trends in the Satellite Manufacturing Sector by Dan Freyer

How to Thrive as the Rules Change...Again! by Robert Bell

 Seamless Network Maintenance for Today's and Future Smaller Satellites  by Alvaro Sanchez

The Power of Targeted Advertising by Roger Franklin

Extending Satellite Dialogs at CABSAT by Martin Jarrold

plus Better Satellite World SeriesProduct and Services MarkePlace Profiles for Satellite and CABSAT 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

Gilat Reports Profitable Fourth Quarter 2016 Results

Petah Tikva, Israel,February 14, 2017–Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a provider of satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. Revenues for Q4 2016 increased 19% to $80.3 million from $67.7 million in Q4 2015.

Arianespace Successfully Launched Hispasat 36W-1 satellite

Kourou, French Guiana, January 28, 2017--At 01:03 UTC, Arianspace successfully launched the Hispasat 36W-1 (H36W-1), from the European Spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana, aboard Arianespace’s Soyuz launch vehicle.  

 

Boeing Delivers ABS-2A into Full Operation

Hong Kong, January 23, 2017– Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered ABS-2A, an all-electric propulsion 702 satellite, to ABS which entered into commercial service on January 21st. This is the second of the pair of all-electric satellite Boeing has delivered to ABS. ABS-2A was launched in June 2016 aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 and will provide enhanced satellite communications services, including direct-to-home television services.

Viaccess-Orca Acquires BigHill to Strengthen Mobile Video Portfolio

Paris, France, Jan. 17, 2017—Viaccess-Orca announced today that it has acquired BigHill, a Finland-based software company that specializes in developing mobile apps for TV content. An agreement between the two companies was reached in December 2016. Adding a mobile TV app solution to its rich product and solutions portfolio will allow Viaccess-Orca to offer content providers an end-to-end solution for a rich and immersive content experience on any device.