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Latest Developments / Analysis

Hauppagge, NY, August 9, 2017--Globecomm Systems Inc., a service provider designing, integrating, and operating complex communication solutions differentiated by capabilities in satellite and wireless, announced today that an investor group led by HPS Investment Partners, LLC and funds managed by Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC  have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Globecomm from a New York-based private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Petah Tikva, Israel , August 8, 2017 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a  leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Market Trends

Singapore, August 1, 2017--Asia Pacific OTT revenues from TV episodes and movies will reach US$ 24.41 billion in 2022; triple the US$ 8.27 billion recorded in 2016. The total will increase by nearly US$ 3 billion in 2017 alone, according to recent research  from Digital TV research.

Cheseaux, Switzerland, August 1, 2017 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and one of the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, today revealed  initial survey findings investigating the top priorities and challenges facing pay-TV operators around the world. Delivered as part of the 2017 Pay-TV Innovation Forum, the survey of pay-TV industry executives suggests that 76% of respondents believe innovation is a top priority, citing the launch of new products and services as the best way to maintain and grow their businesses in a highly competitive market environment.

Executive Moves and Views

Ottawa, Canada, July 26, 2017 – Telesat announced today the appointment of Dolores Martos as Regional Vice President, Latin America and Caribbean Sales. Dolores is a highly regarded and experienced sales executive who has held senior positions in several leading satellite companies. Her expertise in both commercial and regulatory matters has facilitated the growth of satcom services across the Latin America region. Dolores will be based in Telesat’s Washington, DC office and report to Tom Eaton, Vice President, International Sales.

 

Luxembourg City, July 1,  2017-- Satellite operator Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I) announced that José Manuel do Rosário Toscano will be joining the company to lead its efforts in International Government Affairs and Asset Management, effective September 4, 2017.  Mr. Toscano will join the Luxembourg global headquarters office.

Products and Services

Profiles of products and services showcased at CommunicAsia 2017 in Singapore. To view the profiles click here. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the profiles.

 

 

Santa Clara, Calif., August 8, 2017--Comtech Xicom Technology Inc., which is part of Comtech's Commercial Solutions segment, received $1.9 million of follow-on orders from a domestic integrator for Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers ("TWTAs") for a U.S. Government Satellite Communications application.

Events

London, UK, August 2, 2017--In its 50th year, the IBC Conference is still built around the technical papers programme, with the most influential paper in the programme winning the IBC Conference Prize. This year, the award goes to Marcelo Souza and his colleagues Joāo Castellani, Daniel Monteiro and Carlos Octávio Quieroz from Brazilian broadcaster, TV Globo, for their paper entitled ‘Big data for data journalism, enhanced business analytics and video recommendation at Globo’.

Cheseaux, Switzerland, August 1, 2017 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and one of the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, today revealed  initial survey findings investigating the top priorities and challenges facing pay-TV operators around the world. Delivered as part of the 2017 Pay-TV Innovation Forum, the survey of pay-TV industry executives suggests that 76% of respondents believe innovation is a top priority, citing the launch of new products and services as the best way to maintain and grow their businesses in a highly competitive market environment.