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Report: Netflix plans $1.2B spend to produce local content in select foreign markets

Report: Netflix plans $1.2B spend to produce local content in select foreign markets

Netflix, seeking to cement its toehold in its rapidly expanding international market, is expected to spend as much as $1.2 billion on original content in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain, according to published reports. The company has publicly said it plans to spend $5 billion on content production and acquisition in 2016. Researcher […]

February 11, 2016 | By More
Satcom Based Disaster Management

Satcom Based Disaster Management

Earthquake on Oct 26, 2015 may not be as deadly as the Oct 08, 2005 tremors, in almost the same region which left nearly 80,000 dead. Telecommunication for disaster management, in the area which hosts the three highest mountain ranges in the world; Hindukush, Karakorum and Himalaya, was one of the biggest challenge. Aftershocks, landslides, […]

November 12, 2015 | By More
Downfall of an Empire

Downfall of an Empire

“Can the stepping in of tech giants and new startups in the industry prove to be lethal for traditional players?”   Latency is not the only factor behind the shifting of the satellite communication paradigm to LEO from well-established GEO networks. The more than half a century old GEO Satcoms industry has not substantially upgraded […]

September 9, 2015 | By More
More than 50% of consumers 12+ rent or buy digital movies, TV

More than 50% of consumers 12+ rent or buy digital movies, TV

More than half of all U.S. consumers aged 12 and above bought or rented movies or TV shows digitally in the past six months, a new report says. And, said Nielsen’s Home Entertainment Trends Report, consumers say that more of their digital viewing time is happening with subscription video services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon […]

September 3, 2015 | By More
Yahsat and Sevis Systems announce successful technical validation of optimized 3G & LTE Mobile Backhaul via YahClick

Yahsat and Sevis Systems announce successful technical validation of optimized 3G & LTE Mobile Backhaul via YahClick

4th August 2015, UAE: UAE based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat) today announced successful collaboration with Texas-based mobile backhaul technology developer Sevis Systems, to deliver an optimized backhaul solution that facilitates the expansion of mobile networks across the Yahsat Ka-band footprint. Photos: Yahsat Yahsat’s pursuit of an optimized satellite backhaul solution stems from […]

August 5, 2015 | By More
Is FSS Falling Short?

Is FSS Falling Short?

Last week, the communications sector converged on Singapore for the annual CommunicAsia conference, which was preceded by CASBAA, the association for digital multichannel television, content, platforms, advertising and video delivery across Asia. This year I was asked to provide the keynote address at the conference. It is an opportunity to call attention to the great innovations […]

June 9, 2015 | By More