News Analysis

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

RigNet Acquires Cyphre Security Solutions

Houston, Tex., May 22, 2017--RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET) today announced that it has acquired Cyphre Security Solutions (“Cyphre”) a cybersecurity company that provides the most advanced enterprise data protection available on the market today. Cyphre’s hardware-based encryption features low latency protection for files at rest and in transit for both public and private cloud, providing higher levels of granularity and control than previously seen in the market.

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.

Global Pay TV Revenues to Peak in 2017

London, UK, May 8, 2017--Global pay TV revenues will peak in 2017 at US$ 202 billion. However, no rapid decline will take place after 2017 as revenues will still be as high as $200 billion in 2022. 

Products and Services MarketPlace Profiles Showcased at the NAB 2017 in Las Vegas, NV, USA

Profiles of products and services showcased at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. To view the profiles click here. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the profiles.

 

 

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. 

Satellite Operator Financials in State of Transition

Cambridge, Mass., April 10, 2017 – NSR’s Satellite Operator Financial Analysis, 7th Edition, released today, finds in an industry fraught with falling prices and indebted behemoths, satellite operators are playing a more aggressive game to find growth. A shift in emphasis, away from the broadcast-dominated days, into a brave new world of HTS, LEOs and MEOs, with radical and sometimes risky changes that are expected to move operator financials forward.

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

Hytera Communications Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Norsat

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 27, 2017– Norsat International Inc.  (TSX: NII and NYSE MKT: NSAT), a provider of unique and customized communication solutions for remote and challenging applications, today announced that it has entered into an arrangement agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement”) with Hytera Project Corp. (“Hytera”) a subsidiary of Hytera Communications Co., Ltd. pursuant to which Hytera will acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of Norsat for $10.25 in United States dollars (“USD”) in cash per share, pursuant to a court-approved plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”).  All unexercised options and restricted share units will also be acquired under the Arrangement. The proposed transaction values Norsat at an equity value of approximately $62 million USD.

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