After working for the BBC as a journalist and editor, Peter Marshall became involved in the 1970’s and 80’s in developing the use of international satellites for worldwide TV news coverage and distribution. In 1986, he was recruited by INTELSAT in Washington DC as the first Director of Broadcast Services at the inter-Governmental space organization, with the task of developing services for the global TV market.
As competition in the global satellite industry began to emerge, he moved on to the private sector in 1989 as President of the US-based satellite services company, Keystone Communications which became a leader in the area of worldwide satellite distribution services. Keystone was acquired by France Telecom in 1996 and he then served as a member of the Board of the France Telecom subsidiary, GlobeCast. He also worked with the DC-based Strategis Consulting group.
After his retirement in 2000, Peter Marshall returned to the UK where he continues to work as a consultant and writer. He was co-editor of “Communications Satellites: Global Change Agents” - published in the USA in July 2004; and was co-author with Dr. Joseph Pelton of “Space Exploration and Astronaut Safety” - published in the USA in 2006.
He is a past President of the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) and was elected to the Society’s “Satellite Hall of Fame” in 2002 for his pioneering work on the development of global satellite services for broadcasting. He is a former chairman of the Britain’s Royal Television Society (RTS) and he continues to serve as a Director of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation.