News Analysis

Gilat Revises Targets for 2015

Petah Tikva, Israel, September 24, 2015 - Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT),today reported revised management objectives for 2015. Based on preliminary estimates, revenues for the second half of 2015 are expected to be between US$ 120 million and US$ 130 million and second half EBITDA is expected to be between US$ 8 million and US$ 10 million. As a result, revenues for the full year of 2015 are expected to be between US $210 million and US$ 220 million and EBITDA between US$ 6 million to US$ 8 million.

SES Sees Ultra HD Steadily Gain Momentum

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, September 11, 2015--SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) sees important steps and a continuous strong drive towards an accelerated uptake of Ultra HD – also known as 4K – by consumers, broadcasters and the industry.With the first Ultra HD channels on air, the innovative technology that allows for four times the resolution and picture sharpness of HD is gaining traction, especially in Europe, North America and Asia.

Ericsson Enters Agreement to Acquire Envivio

Stockholm, Sweden, September 10, 2015--Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced its agreement to acquire Envivio (NASDAQ:ENVI), by means of a tender offer for a price of US$ 4.10 per share in cash, or approximately US$ 125 million in the aggregate. The acquisition will strengthen Ericsson as a global innovator in enabling customers to deploy new technologies and agile video processing to innovate new services that engage TV consumers every day.

TV Industry Faces More Disruption Over the Next 12 months According to CCS Insight

London, UK, September 8, 2015—Highlighting the rise in consumers' appetite for multiplay services, the TV industry has seen several providers merge and others invest heavily in broadcast rights. Multiplay services have made huge advances across Europe, with the US to follow, says global analyst firm CCS Insight. However, ahead of this year's IBC event in Amsterdam, the company warns that the TV industry will continue to face major disruption as Web brands and traditional TV providers fight to be the first to launch live TV programming in 4K.

Arabsat and EMC Enter Joint Venture to Launch TRIO platform

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 7, 2015--Arabsat and Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) have announced their joint venture to launch TRIO, the first real triple play service over satellite in the world.

The September 2015 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The September 2015  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Gazprom Space Systems is now available.  Featuring:

High Throughput Satellites in the EMEA Region by Elisabeth Tweedie

Next Generation Video Networks by Hub Urlings and Simon Pryor

Redundancy Schemes for Frequency Converters by Dr. Andrea Franz

Efficient, Cost-Effective and a Cybersecurity Problem  by Robert Bell

Oil and Gas Connectivity by Martin Jarrold

 Executive Spotlight Interview with Gazprom Space Systems Director-General Dimitry Svastiyanov

 Product Spotlights on ND SatCom's Skywan 5G and RF Design's new FlexLink S7 L-Band Switch Matrix Series

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

Net Insight Acquires US Software Company ScheduALL

Stockholm, Sweden, September 2, 2015 - Net Insight, a provider of live, interactive and on-demand media transport, today announces the acquisition of the US software company VizuAll Inc, trading under the name of ScheduALL. 

Inmarsat Confirms Successful Launch of the Third Global Xpress Satellite

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, September 1, 2015–Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), has confirmed the successful launch of its third satellite in the transformational Global Xpress (GX) constellation. Inmarsat-5 F3 (I-5 F3), which was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12.44pm (BST), entered orbit on August 29 at 04.15 am (BST) following a 15 hour and 31 minute mission. 


SpeedCast Announce Strong Results for First Half 2015

Sydney, Australia, August 26, 2015  Satellite communications service provider SpeedCast today announced strong half year 2015 results for the period of January through June 2015, demonstrating double digit year-on-year growth across all major P&L metrics.

Ariane 5 Rocket Sucessfully Launches Eutelsat 8 and Intelsat 34

Kourou, French Guiana, August 20, 2015--The 225th launch of the Ariane 5 rocket successfully placed two telecommunication satellites, Eutelsat 8 and Intelsat 34 in geostationary transfer orbits on August 20, following lift off from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.