Broadcasting

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

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

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

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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