Interview with Gazprom Space Systems' Deputy Director-General Igor Kot

Moscow, Russia, November 3, 2011--One satellite company that is aggressively pursuing expansion plans is Russia-based operator Gazprom Space Systems (GSS). At the recent IBC show in Amsterdam, GSS announced that it entered into a strategic partnership with  global satellite operator SES to provide additional satellite capacity to serve the Russian market.  To shed light on this agreement and their future plans, Satellite Markets and Research spoke to GSS’ Deputy Director-General Igor Kot. 

Interview with ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Toure

Geneva, Switzerland, November 1, 2011--At the recently-concluded ITU Telecom event in Geneva, Satellite Executive Briefing correspondent Roxana Dunnette spoke with the ITU’s Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré on the new ITU Telecom format and other issues. 



Back and Forth: One Idea for the Echo Chamber

by Lou Zacharilla

New York City, October 7, 2011--This column was nearly entitled, “In Praise of Intelsat.” But I knew people would either not read it, accusing me of being a shill for the satellite industry, or would pore over it hoping it was an ironic title, and that I would write a funny piece intended to bash the world’s largest satellite operator.

Low Tech, High Concept

by Lou Zacharilla

New York, August 4, 2011--With the satellite industry's sagging image,  there is a need to promote satellite  as a “high concept” approach.  the SSPI's Lou Zacharilla spoke with  Mark Dankberg, CEO of ViaSat; Adrian Ballintine, CEO of NewSat (and the Teleport Executive of the Year); Keith Hall, COO of Globecomm Systems and Keith Buckley, President of ASC Signal on the subject.

Nice People Finish...First?

by Lou Zacharilla

New York, NY, April 4, 2011-- Here’s a panel session you will not see programmed at NAB, or anywhere else in the satellite business this year, I promise: “Why 21st Century Professionals Need to Be Nice.”  $100 bucks if you find anything close. 

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Interview with Intersputik Deputy Director General Stefan Kollar

Moscow, March 1, 2011-Intersputnik’s Deputy Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the subsidiary Intersputnik Holdings, Stefan Kollar spoke to Satellite Executive Briefing on Intersputnik’s plans and how it will be facing the challenges in the new global commercial environment.


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Interview with Jean-Paul Zens, Director of Media and Communications, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City, November 30, 2010--   Two of the largest satellite operators in the world are headquartered in Luxembourg—SES and Intelsat. Luxembourg is aiming to be a broadband hub for Europe.  At the forefront of these initiatives is Jean-Paul Zens, Director of Media and Communications of the Luxembourg  government.  He spoke recently to Satellite Markets and Research  Editor-in Chief Virgil Labrador on how Luxembourg managed to achieve its premier status as a media hub for Europe and other issues. Excerpts of the interview follows:

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A Conversation on Creativity and Leadership

New York, NY,  September 1, 2010--In a conversation with Lou Zacharilla,  Newtec CEO Serge van Herck, Gilat Executive Vice-President Joshua Levinberg and EADS Astrium's Malcolm Peto discuss the importance of creativity in their organizations.

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Interview with Gazprom Space Systems' Director-General Dmitry Sevastiyanov

Russia-based satellite operator Gazprom Space Systems has plans to expand into the international markets. Backed by one of the world’s largest energy companies and one of Russia’s biggest banks, Gazprom is leveraging its unique pedigree to become one of the world’s major satellite companies. Satellite Markets and Research spoke with Gazprom’s Director-General Dmitry Sevastiyanov on their plans and whats in store for the company in the near future. Excerpts of the interview follows.  

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A Conversation with Alan Young, CTO of SES World Skies

A conversation between SSPI Director of Development Lou Zacharilla and SES World Skies CTO Alan Young on the role of satellite technology in a world increasingly disintermediated by IP and "TV in the cloud" among other issues.

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