Broadcast - In Brief
- Intelsat S.A reported results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2011. Intelsat S.A. reported revenue of $652.9 million and a net loss of $3.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2011. The company also reported Intelsat S.A. EBITDAi, or earnings before net interest, loss on early extinguishment of debt, taxes and depreciation and amortization, of $495.5 million, and Intelsat S.A. Adjusted EBITDAi of $514.6 million, or 79 percent of revenue, for the three months ended December 31, 2011. Intelsat CEO Dave McGlade stated, "Intelsat delivered steady performance in 2011, led by our government and media businesses, which produced full-year growth of 7 percent and 4 percent, respectively, on applications including aeronautical and maritime broadband and direct-to-home (DTH) television. This growth was countered by regional dynamics in Asia Pacific and Africa, and events, including the May 2011 Intelsat New Dawn satellite anomaly, which limited revenue growth in our network services business.”
- Channel O ensured that African music fans don't miss out on the build-up to Music's Biggest Night - the Grammy Awards! The 54th Annual Awards took place Sunday 12 February in LA, and was beamed LIVE to the African continent on Channel O (DStv Channel 320 and GOtv channel 70) from 03:00 CAT with a repeat at 21:00 CAT.