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Russia: Netflix subs sue service

Russian Netflix subscribers are to seeking to sue the streaming platform for loss of service; the network has been suspended as a consequence of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Netflix, which only has about one million subscribers in the country, suspended its service in early-March and halted the development and acquisition of all Russian-made or […]

April 13, 2022

Nokia and Ericsson quit Russia

Telco technology giants Nokia and Ericsson have said they will no longer operate in Russia. Pekka Lundmark, CEO of Nokia, stated: “We just simply do not see any possibilities to continue in the country under the current circumstances.” Nokia followed with a detailed statement on its decision, which read: “For humanitarian reasons, Western governments have […]

April 13, 2022By Chris Forrester

Russia aims to sell cancelled OneWeb launches

Russia’s Roscosmos space agency says it will offer launch services on “favourable preferential terms” to customers wanting to utilise the cancelled OneWeb launch contracts (which were with Arianespace). But first, according to Roscosmos director general, Dmitry Rogozin, clients have to have a friendly and respectful attitude toward Russia and its rocket and space industry. “Considering […]

April 13, 2022By Chris Forrester

Newsflare matches donations to assist Ukrainian Refugees

Newsflare, the licensing platform and marketplace for user-generated video (UGV), is offering its 45,000 global membership of filmers the option to donate their earnings to the United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR).  Newsflare will match every donation made in support of the charity, whose aim is to make sure refugees can safely escape their […]

April 12, 2022

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

Ukraine news, Times Now Navbharat, Zoom on Freeview

Channelbox has partnered with Times Network, the Indian broadcast network, to launch Times Now Navbharat and Zoom on Freeview UK. Times Now Navbharat offers coverage of national and political news in Hindi language, whilst Zoom presents  interactive and entertaining content including music, Bollywood news, trends, lifestyle and fashion. “We are honoured that the largest Indian media company Times Group has […]

March 31, 2022

Report: Magna reduces US ad outlook

Magna, the media-centric market research conpany, has reduced its 2022 advertising spending growth expectation in the US due to economic and geopolitical uncertainty, but it forecasts that media owners’ ad revenues will still grow by +11 per cent this year to pass the $300 billion (€268.6bn) milestone. In its final 2021 estimates, US advertising revenues […]

March 31, 2022

Over over £13.4m raised in Concert for Ukraine

Organisers of the two hour fundraiser event Concert for Ukraine which took place on March 29th from the Resorts World Arena Birmingham, have confirmed that over £13.4million has been raised to date from the concert for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal through sponsorship, ticket sales, ad revenue and public donations. A peak of 3.6million people […]

March 30, 2022

Sky Mobile launches Ukraine data donations

Sky Mobile has announced its pledge to donate £100,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), who are providing invaluable support to those in need in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Sky Mobile customers can choose to donate their spare data, which Sky Mobile will then turn into a monetary donation to support the DEC. Customers can […]

March 29, 2022

Survey: Ukraine war to impact satellite industry

A survey conducted by Northern Sky Research (NSR) found that 51 per cent of respondents believe Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has already had a “significant impact” on the satellite and space markets. Another 31 per cent said that the war had a “low impact” on their businesses, while 11 per cent stated that the conflict […]

March 25, 2022By Chris Forrester