SATELLITE 2018 | MARCH 12 - 15, 2018 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, D.C
December 18, 2017 – Vol. #14 Issue #6 Attend | exhibit | sponsors | store
MARCH 12 - 15, 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
Satellite’s Role in Broadcast & Media
Happy Holidays!
Amy MacLean Editorial Director, Cablefax

With the content ecosystem changing daily, SATELLITE is an excellent forum to hear a different perspective on what 5G, 4K and OTT means for your business. This year’s Broadcast & Media forum includes a State of the Union Address for consumer satellite. With OTT and new tech on the horizon, it’s easy to forget that DTH is still satellite’s most profitable segment. This hour-long session will look at whether satellite TV will continue to be the golden goose and what opportunities exist for DTH to team up with content producers for exclusive offerings. We’ve already seen such integrations among cable operators, including AMC Networks agreeing to create exclusive content for Charter Communications. Will satellite follow suit?

The conference’s Broadcast & Media track also will look at satellite’s role in live events, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (with Youngsuk Jeon, COO of KT Corporation), as well as the capacity… Read More»


Happy Holidays from all of us at SATELLITE 2018! We can't wait to see you this upcoming March for the "can't miss" events and attractions during SATELLITE week!

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conference update

Regional broadcast network executives speak on Africa panel at SATELLITE:

Harish Goyal, CEO of Zee TV Africa and Carlos Tibi, President, CEO, and Founder of Icflix, will be speaking on the regional forum panel “Africa: Next-Gen Pay-TV and the role of Sports in OTT Adoption” on Wednesday, March 14. Mr. Goyal oversees 12 channels offered across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands, reaching 50 countries with 50 million viewers across the territory. Goyal has been instrumental in taking the magic of Bollywood to the next level with the successful launches of Zee World, Zee Bollymovies, Zee Magic, Zee Bollynova and WION. Mr. Tibi served in a number of leadership and senior management roles for multinational companies such as Oracle and Deloitte & Touche.

Reza Rasoulian, VP of Global Connectivity at Carnival Corporation - the largest cruise vacation company in the world – will participate as a speaker for the… Read More»

exhibition update

The SATELLITE 2018 exhibit hall is filling up quickly! With more than 90% of space already reserved and a handful of prime locations still available, we urge you to reserve your booth now to position your company favorably at the largest global satellite and aerospace event in the world, convening more than 14,500 professionals interested in access to space, hardware, connectivity, imagery/sensing, finance and more. Check out the current exhibit hall floor plan and don’t miss your best opportunity of the year to connect with and make an impression on thousands of your customers, business prospects and potential strategic partners! When you’re ready to reserve your space, download and submit the exhibit space contract and email to or fax to +1 (301) 576-5831. You can also contact Michael Cassinelli at +1 (301) 354-1691 to discuss the best spot for your company on the show floor.

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Are you an entrepreneur who wants to drive the next generation of startups? Don't miss out on your chance to pitch your next big idea to a panel of space professional, investors, and fellow entrepreneurs at Startup Space 2018Apply now for your chance to win a private pitch session with some of the largest private investors in space and satellite technology!

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United Launch Alliance Selects L3 Technologies to Design Next-Generation Avionics Systems

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2017-- L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with United Launch Alliance (ULA) to become the exclusive provider of avionics and related services for its new Vulcan Centaur rocket system, delivering an estimated $1 billion-plus in mission-critical systems and services, over a 10-year period.

“We’re leveraging 50+ years of extensive experience as a market leader in space to provide ULA with significantly more affordable, reliable and better-performing launch avionics,” said Christopher E. Kubasik, L3’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are developing next-generation space technologies, including higher-capability launch avionics, advanced imaging technologies and mission analysis, to help customers like ULA stay on the leading edge as the space mission evolves over the next decade.”

Under the agreement, ULA and L3 will integrate the companies’ design and manufacturing processes to provide ULA with low-cost, custom solutions,… Read More»

satellite market update

How Lockheed Martin Plans to Compete with NewSpace Startups
Via Satellite, November 21, 2017 - The space community has latched onto the idea of “NewSpace” much like any tech industry gravitates to a sexy new buzzword. In reality, though, the division between NewSpace companies and their established predecessors — or “Old Space” — is a false dichotomy, says Rick Ambrose, Lockheed Martin’s executive...

ViaSat 2 Successfully Transmits First Data from Space
Via Satellite, December 5, 2017 - ViaSat announced the ViaSat 2 satellite has successfully arrived in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) at 69.9 west longitude, and has transitioned into orbit normal mode (Earth pointing) with its reflector and radiator deployments now complete. The company also confirmed the satellite has commenced in-orbit testing, including the key milestone of the first end-to-end system test...

Six New Entrants to the Satellite Industry in 2017
Via Satellite, December 5, 2017 - Despite tough margins across the market, 2017 marked a number of significant milestones for the global space industry. In March, SpaceX successfully launched and relanded a flight-proven, first-stage booster for the first time; in February, the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) PSLV...

Behind the Scenes: How IOActive Revealed Inmarsat Security Flaws
Via Satellite, December 6, 2017 - IOActive’s process of reverse engineering satellite communications products has unveiled a range of potential vulnerabilities that have become commonplace across maritime connectivity. The security consultancy’s discoveries contributed to Inmarsat discontinuing its AmosConnect 8 platform in June, and in a recent blog post, principal advisor Mario Ballano...

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