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EE Mobile Network sees 5G usage soar

EE has released its latest Mobile Network Index report, revealing new insights on how and where 5G is being used, and trends from the festive and new year period. Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer Division, said: “As

February 2, 2021

TV & film removed from UK Covid travel exemptions

The UK government has removed TV and film production from its list of jobs that qualify for exemptions from overseas travel restrictions. Previously, cast and production talent were exempt from self-isolating upon arrival from a different country as long as they stayed within a bubble. Now,  all talent will not be able to begin work […]

January 19, 2021

Lockdown 2: TV production & elite sport can continue

The UK government announced over the weekend that England will go into a ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown for at least four weeks starting November 4th. However, Premier League football and other elite sports have been granted permission to continue during the lockdown due to the testing measures in place. Amateur sports will be put on hold. As […]

November 2, 2020By Nik Roseveare

MP criticises UK’s OneWeb purchase

A UK opposition MP has savaged the UK government’s involvement in satellite company OneWeb, currently in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganisation. The UK is putting at least £400 million into the company (with India’s Bharti matching the investment). OneWeb is likely to emerge from bankruptcy before the end of this year. Chi Onwurah, a Labour party […]

October 16, 2020By Chris Forrester

Tory ‘cronies’ tipped for Ofcom, BBC roles

UK Prime Minister’s Boris Johnson Conservative administration is reported to have offered two of the top jobs in media to outspoken critics of the BBC, and known supporters of the government’s Brexit stance. The Sunday Times says that Paul Dacre, the former editor of the Daily Mail, is Johnson’s choice to become chairman of broadcasting […]

September 28, 2020By Colin Mann

UK didn’t consult experts on OneWeb deal

The British government did not consult the Ministry of Defence or other senior recognised scientific advisors prior to making a £500 million deal for the bankrupt OneWeb satellite business. The NewStatesman news magazine, in a Technology report, states that the investment was driven through by Dominic Cummings, the controversial advisor to PM Boris Johnson, despite […]

August 12, 2020By Chris Forrester