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Ideal Systems builds broadcast facilities for CNBC in Singapore, London

Ideal Systems has successfully completed the relocation of CNBC’s Singapore broadcast operations to a brand-new facility in Mapletree Business City in Singapore. The multifaceted project involved the migration of a live broadcast facility from the existing site to the new site along with the design and build of the new facility which includes a Master […]

June 20, 2023

SpaceX raises extra $750m

SpaceX has raised a reported $750 million (€706.7m) in a new funding round. The move values the business at a spectacular $137 billion. The new cash has come from a series of investors, reports CNBC, including private equity venture capital outfit Andreessen-Horowitz, which was founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. As at April 2022, […]

January 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

Survey: CNBC claims #1 business brand in Europe

CNBC has announced that, in the latest Ipsos Affluent Europe 2022 survey, it has affirmed its position as the number one business news provider in Europe on a multiplatform basis, driven by a 12 per cent growth at a brand level. The Ipsos Affluent Europe 2022 survey covers the top 20 per cent of households […]

July 6, 2022

Musk seeks extra $1.7bn in funding round

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is launching a new funding round and aiming for around $1.72 billion (€1.5bn) in fresh cash at $70 per share. It would take SpaceX’s valuation to about $127 billion. SpaceX is still a private company and despite numerous rumours of a potential IPO has – to date – steered clear of a […]

May 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

NBC Sports selects Grass Valley for Winter Games

NBC Sports has selected Grass Valley to provide a range of IP and SDI solutions for its production of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games from Beijing, China, February 2–20, 2022. The announcement was made today by Todd Donovan, Vice-President Engineering Technology, NBC Olympics, and Sydney Lovely, CTO, Grass Valley. NBCUniversal provides coverage of the 2022 […]

February 16, 2022

SpaceX: 145,000 Starlink users

Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband by satellite system already has some 145,000 users and has been adding customers at a rate of about 11,000 per month, according to CNBC. That customer base is spread over 25 countries, said the broadcaster. However, new additions have slowed in recent months and by only 5000 from early November. CNBC […]

January 10, 2022By Chris Forrester

Astranis targets Peru with broadband-by-satellite

Astranis Space Technologies, a private American geostationary communications satellite operator and manufacturer headquartered in San Francisco, is proposing to work with Andesat to see satellite services brought to Peru. “This first satellite, which will go into service in 2023, will light up about 1,000 cell sites and provide broadband internet to approximately three million people […]

December 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

Bank: Starlink worth $81bn

Investment bank Morgan Stanley says that its base case valuation for Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite low Earth orbiting constellation stands at $81 billion (€71.8bn). It backs up its thinking with assumptions of a longer-term 2040 position when the system can offer some 250 Gb/s per satellite of capacity of which 4.5 per cent is “saleable” […]

December 6, 2021

Survey: 64% find targeted ads invasive

A poll from data intelligence company Morning Consult reveals that 69 per cent of US adults think ads on streaming services are repetitive and 79 per cent are bothered by that experience. And paradoxically, 51 per cent said they’re bothered by irrelevant ads, but 64 per cent said they find targeted ads to be “invasive.” […]

October 20, 2021