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EC OKs in-flight 5G

Airlines will be able to provide the latest 5G technology on their planes, alongside previous mobile technology generations following the European Commission’s updating of the implementing decision on spectrum for mobile communications on-board aircrafts, designating certain frequencies for in-flight 5G technology. Passengers aboard flights in the EU will be able to use their mobile phones […]

November 25, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: Economic benefits of 5G in emerging markets

An Ericsson-commissioned study by management consulting firm Analysys Mason highlights the potential economic, consumer and environmental benefits of 5G connectivity in 15 national emerging markets. With regulatory and government support, all fifteen countries could benefit from GDP growth between 0.3 and 0.46 per cent through 2035, with an estimated three-to-seven-fold cost-to-benefit ratio. The report, Future […]

November 25, 2022

SES responds to Russia carriage complaints

SES says it has fully complied with the suspension of sanctioned Russian channels across the EU, Russia and Ukraine. When the European sanctions were passed on March 2nd, SES turned off the designated signals of specific RT channels and Sputnik across Europe immediately. “Russia Today is delivered indirectly via the satellite from one customer in […]

November 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat hit by demands over Russia links

Eutelsat has suffered multiple demands over its carriage of Russian channels, including its links with two major Russian pay-TV operators. Recently, 39 members of the European parliament called for Eutelsat to suspend its broadcasts to Russia. This has been followed by a letter from Ukraine’s broadcasting regulator demanding that Eutelsat take immediate action over its […]

November 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Arrest in TV piracy investigation

Police in the North of England investigating a large-scale TV piracy operation have arrested a man on suspicion of fraud and other offences. Officers from the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit (YH ROCU), together with South Yorkshire Police, and working in partnership with Sky, executed warrants in the Doncaster and Barnsley areas on […]

November 25, 2022By Colin Mann

Satellite operators try and solve EU dilemma

The EU has demanded that Eutelsat and SES curtail their carriage of Russian channels. But the demands, which affect Eutelsat more than SES, are extremely tough to resolve. Almost all broadcasters have taken down RT, the former Russia Today, following on from decisions by the likes of the UK’s media regulator Ofcom. Eutelsat has also […]

November 25, 2022

Eutelsat appoints Caudrelier as CFO

Eutelsat Communications has announced the appointment of Christophe Caudrelier as Chief Financial Officer, effective (at the latest) from January 2nd 2023. Caudrelier’s appointment follows the announcement by Sandrine Téran that she is stepping down as Chief Financial Officer to move on to other professional projects. “I am happy to welcome Christophe to the Eutelsat team. […]

November 25, 2022

Film and TV Charity celebrates Behind The Scenes Week

The Film and TV Charity is launching the UK’s first ever Behind the Scenes Week from November 28th to December 2nd, celebrating all of the people working behind the scenes in film, TV, and cinema who make a valuable contribution to the UK’s creative sector. During Behind The Scenes Week, the Charity, which works behind […]

November 25, 2022

FTC to block Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquistion?

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reportedly set to to file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft’s $69 billion (€66.3bn) takeover bid for video game publisher Activision Blizzard. A lawsuit challenging the deal is not guaranteed – but FTC staff reviewing the deal are said to be sceptical of the companies’ arguments, according to […]

November 24, 2022

Malaysia: “Landmark” ruling in EPL copyright case

The High Court of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur has issued what pay-TV operator Astro describes as a “landmark” ruling determining a local commercial premises to have acted illegally by showing pirate broadcasts of sports and entertainment content, including Premier League football. The Directors of 42 East Pub and Restaurant in KL were showing content in their […]

November 24, 2022By Colin Mann