Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Another Satellite TV Provider

So, NEA and SpaceVest seem to have backed a satellite service provider targeting the Asia-Pacific region. This seems like a pretty good idea to me, especially with the (obvious) huge populace and growing per capita income.

I wonder how much it costs to launch such a service. ProtoStar said that it had secured an undisclosed amount of initial equity funding and was formed to acquire and operate high-power geostationary satellites. I'm going to try to get some insight as to the numbers involved here...

The first satellite is scheduled to launch in mid-2006.

posted by Charles @ Tuesday, March 15, 2005