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SpaceX hits FCC with $900m appeal

A month ago the FCC ruled that SpaceX’s Starlink broadband service was not entitled to receive some $900 million from its rural broadband subsidy scheme (RDOF). Now SpaceX (and its Starlink Services subsidiary) is appealing that ruling which it claims is “flawed as a matter of law and policy”. The appeal document was filed on […]

September 14, 2022

Another 53 Starlinks ready to launch

SpaceX is planning to launch 53 Starlink broadband satellites today (July 7th). Weather permitting, the launch, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, will take place at 14.11pm (BST). The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched Crew Demo-2, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1, Transporter-3, and seven other Starlink missions. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will return […]

July 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Data: Loki most-watched Marvel show on Disney+

Loki is reportedly the most watched watch Marvel title on the Disney+ streaming service. The six-episode season drew 5.23 billion minutes of watch time and was the first Marvel series to exceed 1 billion minutes in a single week, according to data from The Hollywood Reporter. Because of its small episode order, Loki had the […]

April 1, 2022

Starlink success for 53 satellites

A slight weather-related delay didn’t affect the overall success of the weekend’s SpaceX Starlink flight. Launch was at 12.42am Florida time on March 19th. SpaceX launched 53 Starlink craft for Elon Musk’s ever-growing broadband constellation from Cape Canaveral. Starlink reportedly now has some 200,000 active subscribers around the world generating about $250 million in annual […]

March 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Starlink readies another 53 satellites

SpaceX has readied its Falcon 9 rocket for launch on March 18th at about 23:24 ET. SpaceX is expected to launch 53 Starlink craft for Elon Musk’s ever-growing broadband constellation from Cape Canaveral. In the event of bad weather, the timings will slip 24 hours. Starlink reportedly now has some 200,000 active subscribers around the […]

March 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: WandaVision most torrented show of 2021

WandaVision is the most-pirated TV show released in 2021 on torrent sites, according to TorrentFreak. The Marvel series, which starred Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and Kathryn Hahn and exclusively streamed on Disney+, took the top spot from Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian which topped the chart in 2020. Loki, another Marvel series on Disney+, came […]

January 1, 2022

Pam & Tommy premieres Feb 2 on Disney+

Disney has announced that original limited series, Pam & Tommy, will premiere on February 2nd in the UK with the first three episodes (of eight) available under the Star banner on the Disney+ streaming platform. The biographical drama depicts the 1995 marriage between Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, drummer in the band Mötley […]

December 20, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Falcon & Winter Soldier sets Disney+ viewing record

Disney+ Original series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, from Marvel Studios ranked as the most watched series premiere ever on Disney+ during its opening weekend (March 19th – 22nd), and the most watched title overall for the same time period on a global basis, including in Disney+ Hotstar markets. The first episode of The […]

March 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Data: 1.8m watch Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max

DC Comics fans finally got to see the long-anticipated Zack Snyder Cut of the Justice League movie last week, just as Marvel fans got their latest instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier on Disney+. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier would appear to be another big hit for […]

March 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare

SpaceX explains Feb 15 landing failure

SpaceX says its February 15th failure to correctly return its Falcon 9 booster to its landing barge was down to a hole at the top of one of the Merlin engines. Benji Reed, SpaceX’s director of human spaceflight, speaking March 1st at a NASA news conference, said the hole permitted hot gas into the engine […]

March 3, 2021By Chris Forrester