Media companies confident on satellites’ long-term role but suspicious of U.S. C-Band Coalition

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Television broadcast service providers reassured the satellite sector that satellites were not about to be replaced by OTT or fiber alternatives, but they warned that the economics of satellite transmission in the United States might change if satellite operators sell C-band capacity to terrestrial networks.

They said they had been left out of the discussion of who will take home the cash proceeds from selling off part of the U.S. C-band spectrum currently allocated to satellite services, and worried that whatever the outcome, C-band prices were certain to . . .

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