Advanced Television


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

Starlink: 1880 satellites in orbit

December 18th saw two SpaceX launches; the first, from California saw the successful launch of an additional 52 Starlink satellites from the Vandenberg Airforce Base, meaning that Elon Musk’s broadband constellation now has some 1880 satellites in orbit, and mostly working. The second, from SpaceX’s traditional launch site in Florida, saw the successful placing of […]

December 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

Outside named Ironman 70.3 broadcast partner

Outside Interactive, a creator of active lifestyle content, services, events, and experiences, and The Ironman Group, the producer of endurance events, have announced a five-year partnership to bring exclusive global live and VoD coverage of Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Series events, including the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, to Outside through 2026. The broadcast schedule will feature […]

December 13, 2021

Bank upgrades Viasat forecasts

Investment bank Jefferies has updated its trading model for California-based satellite operator Viasat, and upgraded its revenue forecasts for Viasat (by 10.8 percent per annum) for the period 2021-2024. As to the share price, Jefferies has upped the price target from $46 per share to a much more buoyant $57.50 (and even to $60 on […]

August 17, 2021By Chris Forrester