Satellite Insiders on Digital Conference Panel

Hannover Fairs USA said it formed an advisory committee for its new conference and exposition focusing on the delivery of digital content across all technology platforms. The MultiChannel Content Distribution Conference will be held Feb. 4-5, 2009, at the Universal City Hilton in Los Angeles. The committee is comprised of: Robert Bell, executive director of the Society of Satellite Professionals International and World Teleport Association; Allison Dollar, CEO of the ITV Alliance; Chuck Hewitt, industry consultant and former president of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association; Marty Lafferty, executive director of the Distributed Computing Industry Association; and Paul Maxwell, owner and CEO of Media Business Corp.

Hughes Communications closed its previously announced public offering of 2.239 million shares of its common stock at a price of $50 per share. The offering included an aggregate of 2 million shares sold by Hughes and an aggregate of 239,600 shares sold by certain selling stockholders,

Intelsat's annual Global Telecommunications Meeting, being held June 2-5 in Washington, D.C., will feature a large slate of speakers coming from companies like Verizon, AT&T, BT, Panasonic, Globe Wireless, PCCW, Cisco, Nokia Siemens, Avail Media, Tandberg, iDirect Technologies, Globecast and USTA. Dr. Hamadoun Toure, ITU secretary-general, will be the featured keynote speaker, Intelsat said.