After working closely with the co-founders of Skystream Corp., Rob Robinett and Regis Gratacap, on the Loral ODBS project, I decided to accept their invitation to become a member of the Skystream Technical Advisory Board. I later joined Skystream as an employee, to work as a network architect on a number of issues of mutual interest such as multi-transponder DVB MPE issues, DRM/CAS issues, and DVB Turbo & S2 coding, and to assist Skystream clients such as Europe Online, which operated on four transponders on the Astra satellites in Europe.

Rob and I also had a number of skunk projects relating to analysis of DVB performance, and I built a monitoring station with a small antenna farm in France so we could capture DVB streams in Europe from any of the major operators.