About The Carmel Group

The Carmel Group, located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA,  was founded in 1996 as a spin-off from Paul Kagan Associates. Consulting, especially telecom, media, and technology litigation support and competitive analysis, research, publishing, journalism, and conference support, are our key areas of activity. Early focus on the Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) industry was supplemented a few years later by a broader refocus on the larger pay TV and broadcast video industries, which now also leads us into an additional focus on the new online video/Over-The-Top (OTT) sides of video distribution.

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  • Consulting

    As firms expand and choose new venues for their business plans and strategies, reliable and actionable data and high-level analysis is essential in the decision-making processes of their top executives.

    For almost two decades, The Carmel Group has conducted a wide variety of consulting for domestic and international companies and individuals w... Read More

  • Litigation Services

    The Carmel Group's litigation consulting and expert witness experience dates back almost two decades, to our initial breach of contract damages analysis conducted for a large pan-Asian telecommunications concern, located in Malaysia, in the mid-1990s. The Carmel Group's data was instrumental in allowing that client to reach a significant high multi-million dollar settlement, well... Read More

  • Fundraising Services

    The Carmel Group has strong relationships with venture capitalists and other funding entities globally. As an example, The Carmel Group's Chairman and CSO, Jimmy Schaeffler, is an advisory board member of the well known telecom investment boutique, Near Earth LLC, loca... Read More

  • Executive Search

    The Carmel Group, through a reputation for integrity and honesty built from its decades and decades of networking, projects and presentations, has gotten to know a quite a large number of companies and company executives in the telecom, government, and related spaces.

    These range from start-up employees and companies, to the highest level executives and best kno... Read More

  • Conferences

    The Carmel Group held its first conference, “DBS: The 5 Burning Questions,” in February 1996. Since that time, The Carmel Group has completely or co-organized literally hundreds of panels and demonstrations and keynotes addresses, literally across the globe. These range from a 2008 satellite conference in Hyderabad, India, to a “Future of Video” presentation before the board of ... Read More

  • Research/Reports/Studies

    The hallmark of The Carmel Group’s consulting, both on the basic research and subsequent analyses levels, is independence and objectivity.

    We pride ourselves on a longer view, which is an integrity-based independent work product, analyzing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, ... Read More

  • Our Clients

    The Carmel Group’s clients through the years have ranged from the largest of the broadcast and pay TV (i.e., cable, telco, and satellite TV entities) on the “old media” side, to  “new media” players, such as the Over-The-TOP/broadband/online video innovators that are revolutionizing the future of video distribution.

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