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GSMA highlights cellco investment demands

Following the release of a Statement by 16 leading European telcos calling for the largest traffic generators to make a fair contribution to the costs they currently impose on European networks, mobile industry trade body has added its voice to the debate. “Mobile is one of the greatest technology success stories of all time, making […]

October 3, 2022By Colin Mann

Comscore cuts posts

Measurement company Comscore is restructuring including layoffs, closing data centres and possibly pulling out of some regions. Total restructuring will be between $13 million to $18 million, according to an SEC filing. Comscore promoted its CFO, Jon Carpenter to CEO in July, replacing the retiring Bill Livek. The company had been conducting a strategic review […]

September 30, 2022

New funding for BBC Cymru Wales

BBC Cymru Wales and Media Cymru have announced a new funding round for Wales-based production companies to research, develop and commission innovation-driven content that delights audiences across Wales and the whole of the UK. Nick Andrews, BBC Wales’ Head of Content Commissioning explained that innovation needs to be at the heart of the content: “Innovation […]

September 28, 2022

BBC DG: ‘Not strapped to one funding mechanic’

Tim Davie, the BBC’s Director-General, has acknowledged that the Licence Fee is the ‘least bad’ option for funding the Corporation, an observation made by current BBC Chairman Richard Sharp before taking up his post and repeated by former Broadcast Minister John Whittingdale earlier in 2022. “If you believe in universal broadcasting, the pressure is on […]

September 27, 2022Colin Mann @ RTS London Convention 2022

Euro telcos call for Big Tech network cash

The CEOs of 16 European telcos have issued statement calling for the largest traffic generators to make a fair contribution to the “sizeable” costs they currently impose on European networks. Noting the role of connectivity in addressing current EU challenges, they say they are writing with a sense of urgency, as the European Commission looks […]

September 27, 2022By Colin Mann

BFI launches 10-year industry vision

BFI chair Tim Richards and chief executive Ben Roberts have published Screen Culture 2033, the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image’s new 10-year strategy signalling a fresh approach to benefitting the public and industry through to its landmark centenary in 2033. This new vision sets out how the BFI will transform access […]

September 23, 2022

SpinLaunch raises another $71m

SpinLaunch, a company that wants to launch satellites using a giant centrifuge (an ‘orbital accelerator’), has announced that it has raised some $71 million in Series B funding. SpinLaunch’s new cash comes in a funding round led by ATW Partners. SpinLaunch is currently based at Long Beach, California. The new cash means that the company […]

September 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb wants “billons” in fresh funding

Satellite constellation operator OneWeb is reportedly seeking to raise “billion of pounds” in fresh funding. This cash-raising exercise is additional to the recently announced merger between OneWeb and Paris-based Eutelsat. The fresh cash is needed to fund the cost for building and launching OneWeb’s second-generation satellites, which will be more powerful. Reports suggest that OneWeb […]

September 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

GalaxySpace raises extra financing

Chinese broadband-by-satellite business GalaxySpace has reportedly raised extra financing which values the company at almost $1.6 billion (€1.57bn). GalaxySpace is looking to participate in China’s planned 13,000 satellite mega-constellation. The cash has come from a major Chinese bank (CCB International) and others including Anhui Sanzhongyichuang Industry Development Fund, Hefei Industry Investment and Sincere Fund, as […]

September 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES commits to new LEO consortium

SES is investing in IN:IO Enterprise, a group seeking to win the European Union’s proposed Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation. If the new consortium wins the EU’s approval then SES will be the world’s only satellite operator with geostationary (its own), Mid-Earth (O3b/mPOWER) and LEO assets in orbit. Eutelsat is not part of this new […]

September 7, 2022By Chris Forrester