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DOLLARS AND SENSE: LOCAL BROADCASTING RIGHTS LIFT DBS STOCKS

by Marc Crossman A new era for all multichannel programs, cable and DBS operators alike, came to life when the U.S. Senate passed a satellite bill in late May that allows satellite television services to carry local stations into local markets for the first time since DBS came into operation in the United States. However, […]

By | July 1, 1999

CACHING AND MULTICASTING: PROPELLING A NEW WAVE OF SATELLITE GROWTH

By Theresa Foley Caching and multicasting weren’t even in the dictionary a few years ago. Today they are next in line to become the big revenue generators for satellite service providers. Now that satellite operators have gotten a firm foothold in the provision of intercontinental links to Internet service providers (ISPs), new services are being […]

By | July 1, 1999

ROCKET ROUNDUP: A LOOK AT UPCOMING LAUNCH VEHICLES

By Amanda L. Kazdoy Several new commercial launchers are creating an atmosphere of stiff competition. To create a truly competitive edge, launch services providers must furnish reliable and cost-effective vehicles. Each company in this segment of the industry, both newcomers and veterans alike, are tackling these issues and looking ahead to the future needs of […]

By | July 1, 1999

VSATS IN A KA-BAND WORLD: ARE THEY READY FOR BROADBAND?

by Katie McConnell There was a time when some telecommunications analysts proposed that VSATs were an interim product that would eventually be replaced by terrestrial solutions like coaxial cables and fiber optics. But those people were wrong. Very wrong. VSATs are everywhere. Today, there are approximately 300,000 VSATs around the world, compared to just 800 […]

By | July 1, 1999

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