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Telesat reports “modest” revenues

Telesat, the Canadian satellite operators, has published its financial results for the three-month and one-year periods ended December 31st 2021. “I am pleased to report our 2021 fourth quarter and full year results as a dual-listed, public company,” commented Dan Goldberg, Telesat’s President and CEO. “Despite modestly lower year-over-year revenues and Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted for […]

March 21, 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 asks for ITU launch extension

Pandemic-related issues, plus general supply side component difficulties, have severely delayed the launch of a Viasat satellite designed to operate over Europe and the MENA regions. Viasat-3/EMEA had been originally planned to launch on an early flight of an Ariane 6 rocket around the middle of 2022 and as part of a trio of Generation […]

March 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Nickelodeon’s Together For Good urges kids to #TakeABreak

Viacom18’s Nickelodeon has always had the best interest of its young viewers at heart. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it a complex array of mental health challenges which has affected everyone including kids. Nearly every child in the country is going through some extent stress and anxiety that the aftermath of the pandemic has […]

March 15, 2022

Report: Global pay-TV market rebounds

The global theatrical and home entertainment market rebounded in 2021, reaching $99.7 billion (€90.9bn) in consumer spending and surpassing 2019’s value, according to a report from the Motion Picture Association (MPA). When the pay-TV market is included, the combined figure for consumer spending reached $328.2 billion, matching 2019’s record high. The pay-TV market includes monthly […]

March 14, 2022

Qvest expands SWR’s colour spectrum

Qvest was commissioned by Südwestrundfunk (SWR) as general contractor for a roots-and-branch renewal and expansion of its professional colourgrading environment. The core technological component underpinning the Qvest setup was the renowned high-end baselight system from colour grading specialists Filmlight. In terms of seamless integration and individual adaptation of premises, as well as the selection of […]

March 14, 2022

Research: US sheds 4.7m pay-TV subs in 2021

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 93 per cent of the market – lost about 4,690,000 net video subscribers in 2021, compared to a pro forma net loss of about 4,870,000 in 2020. The top pay-TV providers now account for about 76.1 million subscribers […]

March 10, 2022

Survey: 82% of France using digital technologies

Orange has published the third edition of the Observatory of Digital Uses, in partnership with OpinionWay. Created in 2018 by Orange and OpinionWay, the Observatory is returning in its third edition to provide feedback on digital uses in 2021. This year, the Observatory aimed to measure the development of digital behaviorus, the health crisis’ impact […]

March 10, 2022

Data: Record year for UK TV advertising

TV advertising investment in the UK increased by over £1 billion (€1.2bn) in 2021 to reach a total of £5.46 billion, an increase of 24 per cent on 2020 (and 11 per cent up on pre-pandemic 2019). This represents a record level of investment in TV advertising. The previous high of £5.28 billion was in […]

March 9, 2022

Report: Piracy thrives in pandemic

The latest Intellectual Property Crime Threat Assessment, produced jointly between Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), reveals that the distribution of counterfeit goods has been thriving during the Covid-19 pandemic. The health crisis has presented new opportunities for trade in counterfeit and pirated products, and criminals have adjusted their business models to […]

March 8, 2022By Colin Mann