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June 03, 2015 4:17 PM ET

Diversified Telecommunication Services

Company Overview of Telesat Holdings Inc.

Company Overview

Telesat Holdings Inc. provides secure satellite-delivered communications solutions to broadcast, telecom, corporate, and government customers. The company’s satellite-based services allow DTH service providers to deliver television programming, audio, and information channels directly to customers’ homes; and enables broadcasters, cable networks, and DTH service providers to transmit television programming services. It also offers value-added services that include satellite capacity, digital encoding of video channels, authorization, and uplinking and downlinking services; and occasional use services for the timely broadcast of video news, sports, and live event coverages. In addition, the c...

1601 Telesat Court

Ottawa, ON K1B 5P4


419 Employees





Key Executives for Telesat Holdings Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer of Telesat Canada and President of Telesat Canada
Age: 48
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Age: 55
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 50
Executive Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs
Director of Treasury & Risk Management
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Telesat Holdings Inc. Key Developments

Telesat Holdings Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015

Telesat Holdings Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of CAD 228,708,000 compared to CAD 241,928,000 a year ago. Operating income was CAD 124,624,000 compared to CAD 132,827,000 a year ago. Loss before tax was CAD 135,534,000 compared to CAD 7,973,000 a year ago. Net loss was CAD 154,189,000 compared to CAD 28,262,000 a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was CAD 78,191,000 compared to CAD 80,464,000 a year ago. Purchase of other property and equipment was CAD 2,221,000 compared to CAD 1,973,000 a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was CAD 186,252,000 compared to CAD 198,056,000 a year ago. Results were negatively impacted by a non-cash loss on foreign exchange arising from the translation of Telesat's U.S. dollar denominated debt into Canadian dollars as well as lower operating income. The losses were partially mitigated by a higher gain on changes in the fair value of financial instruments and by lower interest expense in the first quarter of 2015.

Telesat Holdings Inc., Q1 2015 Earnings Call, Apr 30, 2015

Telesat Holdings Inc., Q1 2015 Earnings Call, Apr 30, 2015

Telesat Announces Director Changes

Effective April 16, 2015, Mr. Derek Murphy has stepped down as a director of Telesat Holdings Inc., Telesat Interco Inc. and Telesat Canada, and as member of the Board of Managers of Telesat LLC. Telesat Holdings Inc. announced that, effective April 16, 2015, Mr. Daniel Garant has joined the Board of Directors of Telesat Holdings Inc., Telesat Interco Inc. and Telesat Canada, and the Board of Mangers of Telesat LLC. Mr. Garant joined the Public Sector Pension Investment Board ("PSP Investments") in September 2008 as Senior Vice President, Public Market Investments. In addition to those responsibilities, he was named Interim Senior Vice President, Private Equity in April 2015. Previously, from 2005 to 2008, he was Executive Vice President of Finance and CFO for Hydro-Qu bec, as well as the CEO of Hydro-Qu bec International. From 1991 to 1997, he held the position of Senior Manager, Private Equity at the Caisse de d p t et placement du Qu bec.

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