Broadcasting

European Broadcasters: New Opportunities Emerge

By Mark Holmes Industry executives increasing their portfolios with Euros and British Pounds witnessed dramatic changes in the European broadcasting arena, a phenomenon that may result in major ramifications for satellite businesses. Consolidation, interactive applications and financial upheaval surfaced, and all eyes are now following the changing programming landscape as it continues to evolve in […]

By | September 1, 2003

Data Broadcasting: The Changing Landscape

By Peter J. Brown The data broadcasting market is no easy thing to define these days. Can you blame it on the growing number of Gigabit Ethernet routers? Not exactly, but boundaries are certainly blurring as an IP-centric world emerges where lots of IP data is in motion. So many variations of the data broadcasting […]

By | September 1, 2003

Cover Story: The Teleport Business: Changing The Fundamentals

Digitally-compressed television (DTV) and Internet traffic: together, these two forces are fundamentally reshaping the teleport business. Thankfully, these changes are for the better, as far as teleport operators are concerned. As they adapt to new technologies–becoming as expert in networking as they already are in two-way RF transmissions–the world’s teleport operators are expanding opportunities and […]

By | August 1, 2003

Broadcasters 2003: Future Of Over-The-Air TV Up In The Air

Broadcasters are looking at a changing landscape in terms of technology, market structure, and the interests and loyalties of worldwide audiences. With so many different forces at work, over-the-air TV executives are scrambling to maintain the advertiser-driven model and remain profitable. From a distribution standpoint, satellite is holding its ground for now in terms of […]

By | April 1, 2003

SNG Technology: What’s New In Newsgathering?

By James Careless As the storms of war whip across the world, Satellite Newsgathering (SNG) crews are dispatched to cover them. To aid them, Via Satellite contacted some of the top SNG equipment and service providers. Our goal: to alert SNG crews and their managers to the latest in SNG equipment and support. Based on […]

By | April 1, 2003

Satellite Stocks–Primed To Perform Better In 2003

by Armand Musey Shortly after the beginning of the year, we raised our industry rating on the satellite industry to marketweight from underweight. We believe 2002 was a particularly tough year for the satellite industry, and as a result, most of the satellite stocks underperformed, an admittedly weak market. Even after a strong rally in […]

By | March 1, 2003

Early Uplinkers: Doing Wheels And Dishes

By Robert N. Wold   There have been differing opinions as to when commercial satellite news gathering-using transportable uplinks-really began. The first live, remote, transportable-uplinked, satellite-relayed content was indeed "news gathering." On August 16, 1976, America’s three nationwide commercial networks-ABC, CBS and NBC-began several days of news coverage from the Republican Party’s political convention at […]

By | March 1, 2003

Satellite Network Management Systems: Power And Precision

by Peter J. Brown The satellite industry is looking for new opportunities while trying to keep up with the demand for more services. A steady proliferation of robust fixed, portable and mobile terminals and the ongoing attempts by network operators and service providers to squeeze as much revenue as possible out of every link on […]

By | February 1, 2003

Web Exclusive: Satellite Network Management Systems: More Power And Precision

by Peter J. Brown The satellite industry is looking for new opportunities while trying to keep up with the demand for more services. A steady proliferation of robust fixed, portable and mobile terminals, and the ongoing attempts by network operators and service providers to squeeze as much revenue as possible out of every link on […]

By | February 1, 2003

Dollars And Sense: The Cost Of Competition–A Good Deal For Consumers

by Armand Musey To the very end, Echostar CEO Charlie Ergen swore that if his Dish Network and DirecTV were not allowed to merge, the DBS companies were doomed to second tier status among the U.S. multichannel television providers and consumers everywhere would be forced to accept increasing subscriber rates. We disagree. While we readily […]

By | January 1, 2003

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