Articles by JJ McCoy

Hughes Communications Reports Increased Revenues Of 12 Percent In Second Quarter

Global broadband satellite network solutions and services provider Hughes Communications Inc. reported second-quarter increases in services, hardware sales and revenues, the company announced Aug. 10. For the second quarter ended June 30, 2007, revenues increased to $234.4 million or up 12.3 percent from the $208.7 million reported for the second quarter of 2006. Likewise, services […]

By | August 13, 2007

Intelsat Reports Quarterly Revenues of $543 Million

In a second-quarter 2007 earnings report, fixed satellite services provider Intelsat Ltd. claimed revenue of $543.2 million and a net loss of $31.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2007. The company’s results for the three- and six-month periods were announced on Aug. 9. Those results reflected the impact of the July 3, […]

By | August 13, 2007

EchoStar Reports Boosted Revenues As Dish Network Adds Subscribers

EchoStar Communications Corp., the Colorado-based parent of Dish Network satellite TV, reported boosts in subscriptions and total revenue as it announced its second quarter 2007 figures on Aug. 10. For the quarter ended June 30, EchoStar tallied revenues of $2.76 billion, or an 11.9 percent increase compared with $2.47 billion for second quarter of 2006. […]

By | August 13, 2007

Gilat Posts Strong Numbers

Gilat Satellite Networks announced strong increases in revenues and profits when it reported its second-quarter results on Aug. 9. The publicly traded, Israel-based company which designs, develops and markets satellite and hybrid networking products, services and solutions to operators in 85 countries posted revenues of $70.3 million for the second quarter, up $9 million compared […]

By | August 13, 2007

Foxtel Continues Digital Momentum in Australia

Australian direct-to-home (DTH) operator Foxtel ended June with close to 1.3 million domestic direct customers, the company announced Aug. 9. The operator added 150,000 of those customers in the last year, an increase of more than 13 percent over the same period in 2006. In terms of its full-year numbers, Foxtel recorded a profit (before […]

By | August 13, 2007

Worldspace Satellite Radio Reports Flattened Subscriptions

Worldspace Satellite Radio saw a slight drop in overall subscriptions during the second quarter of 2007, the company announced with its earnings report on Aug. 9. For the period ended June 30, 2007, the broadcaster ended with 190,333 subscribers worldwide, a loss of 1,313 or nearly 1 percent from the close of the previous quarter. […]

By | August 13, 2007

With SS/L, Loral Sees ‘Steady’ Earnings, Outlook

Loral Space & Communications saw revenues increase by 17 percent in the second quarter, and 22 percent for the first half of the year, the company announced Aug. 8. For the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2007, total consolidated revenue for the second quarter reached $226 million, up from $193 million for the […]

By | August 10, 2007

Tata Sky CEO Targets 8 Million Subscribers By 2012

Tata Sky, the Indian direct-to-home (DTH) operator, has reached 1 million subscribers within its first year of having launched services, the company announced Aug. 8. As India represents one of the world’s largest DTH markets, Tata CEO Vikram Kaushik said he believes his company will reach 8 million subscribers within the next five years. He […]

By | August 10, 2007

Sky Italia’s Profits Soar

Sky Italia, the Italian DTH operator owned by News Corp., had 4.2 million subscribers by the end of June, News Corp. reported Aug. 8. Sky Italia added nearly 370,000 subscribers, second in Europe only to U.K. DTH operator BSkyB over the same period. Sky Italia’s financial numbers were also notable. The company reported fourth quarter […]

By | August 10, 2007

India Approves $67.5 Million Arianespace Deal

India’s cabinet has approved a contract worth up to $67.5 million with Arianespace for launching satellites, according to Aug. 9 published reports out of New Delhi. In June, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) signed an agreement with the European launch provider to orbit the Insat-4G communications satellite for providing navigation, telecommunications, TV broadcasting and […]

By | August 10, 2007

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