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Viasat offers “fastest-ever” Internet plan

California-based Viasat has introduced what it describes as its “fastest-ever” internet service plan. Customers in select US markets can now subscribe to Viasat’s new residential plans that will offer “blazing high-speed connections”, allowing customers to do more, faster – from downloading and streaming more movies, videos and content to enjoying a speedier web browsing experience. […]

June 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Netflix makes staff cuts

Netflix has axed around 150 staff, just a few weeks after the streaming giant reported it was losing subscribers for the first time in a decade. The redundancies, confirmed by Netflix on May 17th, will mainly affect its US office in California. They account for some 2 per cent of its North American workforce. “These […]

May 18, 2022

Viasat notifies SEC of Inmarsat purchase EGM

California-based Viasat, in a formal proxy filing to Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), says it will soon be calling a special meeting of stockholders to approve its planned purchase of London-based Inmarsat for $3.95 billion (€3.75bn) comprising $850 million in cash, plus 46.36 million shares of Viasat common stock. Viasat started its acquisition process on […]

April 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

Busy launch schedule for SpaceX

The routine launch of a SpaceX rocket on April 17th from Vandenberg Space Force Base (and a flawless landing for the booster back at the air force base) in California kicked of an intense period of activity for the Elon Musk-owned business. Today (April 21st) should see another batch of 53 Starlink satellites launched from […]

April 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Shortage of Antonov aircraft will hurt satellite deliveries

The images of a destroyed Antonov aircraft (registered number An-225), and one of the planet’s very largest aircraft, went around the world showing it destroyed in a hanger at an airfield near Kyiv. Its loss will have an immediate impact on the delivery of some urgently needed satellites. AN-225, dubbed Mriya (Dream) was blown to […]

April 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

SpinLaunch gets NASA task

SpinLaunch is a technology business that uses a massive centrifugal mass accelerator to launch payloads into space. Based in Long Beach, California, it has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA. “Through the partnership, we’ll fly a NASA payload on our Suborbital Accelerator to collect the necessary data to enable potential future commercial launch opportunities,” […]

April 7, 2022

ITU facing pandemic problems

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is facing some urgent requests to authorise delays for satellite operators and their launch plans. The reasons are mostly caused by the pandemic and the impact of staff shortages at assorted satellite builders and their suppliers of components. The ITU has to decide whether to approve some extreme delays from […]

March 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

Viasat reports record revenue

California-based Viasat saw double digit organic revenue growth in Q3, reported Virgin Atlantic as a new in-flight connectivity (IFC) customer, and continued to expand its fixed broadband presence internationally. The operator is also in the midst of acquiring London-based Inmarsat. For Q3 FY2022 Viasat earned record revenue of $720 million (€627.9m), a 25 per cent […]

February 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Avid unveils Avid NEXIS | EDGE

Avid has extended the power of its collaborative post production solutions with the introduction of Avid NEXIS | EDGE. This innovative new software option enables post production teams to work from any location, delivering secure, remote access to media and metadata. Avid NEXIS | EDGE enables team members to access the same proven collaborative workflows […]

February 2, 2022

Sony staffer stole $154m for Bitcoin

The US Department of Justice says it has taken action to return more than $154 million allegedly stolen from a Sony-owned business by one of its employees. The stolen cash was converted into Bitcoin. The employee worked for Sony Life Assurance in Tokyo and the cash was allegedly diverted from the company when Sony attempted […]

December 22, 2021By Chris Forrester