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NitroTV hit with $51m piracy damages

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal ecosystem for creative content, has applauded a new federal court order requiring IPTV piracy service NitroTV to pay $51.6 million (€49m) in damages to certain ACE members for “egregious” copyright infringement. NitroTV was a collection of unlicensed web-based and application-based […]

December 5, 2022By Colin Mann

Board changes at Redge Technologies

Tomasz Kamiński has been nominated to the Board of Redge Technologies as CFO. The board member will support the leader of OTT technology in the CEE region in the strategic and operational areas. Kamiński is an experienced expert in strategic consulting and private equity funds. He joined Redge Technologies in 2021 as CFO. Previously, he […]

December 5, 2022

Ryley leaving Sky News

John Ryley has announced he is stepping down as head of Sky News after 17 years. Ryley, who has been with Sky for 28 years, began his career as a BBC graduate news trainee and went on to programme edit ITV’s News at Ten before joining Sky in 1995 as an output editor. He was […]

December 5, 2022

SABC in grim financial position

South Africa’s SABC public broadcaster has told a parliamentary committee that its financial position is grave. Overall its financial revenues are some 27 per cent below an already squeezed budget. SABC had hoped for a 64 million Rand (€3.46m) surplus this year but CFO Yolande van Biljon told MPs at a sitting of the nation’s […]

December 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

Azibert steps down at Eutelsat

Michel Azibert has retired from his deputy-CEO role at Eutelsat. He has been in the role since 2019 and his departure was effective on November 10th following Eutelsat’s AGM. The news was not made public until an official notification was issued on December 2nd. The notification concerned his final compensation and salary entitlements along with […]

December 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

Russia gets approval for satellite broadband

Despite the ongoing war in Ukraine, Russia has succeeded in gaining regulatory approval for a global broadband-by-satellite constellation. The project – called Sphere – already has one satellite in orbit, a ”demonstration” SkyF-D craft, launched on October 22nd. Russian Space Agency Roscosmos is backing the scheme, and the Russian government has plans to invest some […]

December 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

AST SpaceMobile raises $75m

AST SpaceMobile, the company building what it claims is the first space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by standard mobile phones, has confirmed the closing of its offering of 13,636,364 shares of Class A Common Stock raising gross proceeds of $75 million (€71.1m). Riley Securities (B. Riley) was the sole book-running manager of the offering. […]

December 5, 2022By Colin Mann

OneWeb signs African partnership with Paratus

OneWeb has signed a distribution partnership with Paratus Group, the pan-African telecommunications company. The agreement will help Paratus to deliver OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) connectivity solutions across Africa once its global network coverage is activated in 2023. This agreement will focus on delivering satellite communications services to Paratus customers across 37 countries in Africa, […]

December 5, 2022

Ofcom: Gordon Ramsay shows broke broadcasting rules

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has ruled that two TV programmes, featuring celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, broke its broadcasting rules, because they included offensive language but were shown before the 9pm watershed. An episode of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back, broadcast before the watershed at 12.10 on Channel 4 on August 10th, included […]

December 5, 2022By Colin Mann

Deutsche Telekom accelerates fibre rollout

In the coming year, Deutsche Telekom plans to increase the pace of its fibre rollout significantly, with 2.5 to 3 million connections set to be added in 2023. In the current year, Telekom’s fibre team is fully on track to achieve the goal of offering FTTH connections to an additional 2 million households and businesses. […]

December 5, 2022By Colin Mann