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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

BBC receives extra funding for Russia, Ukraine news

The BBC has received £4.1 million (€4.9m) emergency government funding to support independent and impartial journalism in Russia and Ukraine. BBC Director-General, Tim Davie, commented: “I am hugely proud of our coverage and the bravery and resilience of our colleagues reporting this difficult and complex story, day in, day out. This additional funding from the […]

March 24, 2022

Euronews banned in Russia

Euronews has joined other news outlets with the Russian media authority, pulling the international news channel off-air and blocking its websites in Russia. Noting that it has not received any official communication, Euronews strongly rejects the allegations of “fake news” and of calling citizens to protest, with the unacceptable threat of criminal liability. We firmly […]

March 22, 2022

Ukraine combines national TV channels

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree that combines all national TV channels into one platform, citing the importance of a “unified information policy” under martial law. In a press statement, Zelenskyy’s office explained that a “unified information policy in martial law” is a matter of national security, given “the direct military aggression of […]

March 21, 2022

Ofcom revokes RT’s broadcast licence

Broadcast regulator Ofcom has revoked news channel RT’s licence to broadcast in the UK, with immediate effect. It says it has done so on the basis that it does not consider RT’s licensee, ANO TV Novosti, fit and proper to hold a UK broadcast licence. The decision comes amid 29 ongoing investigations by Ofcom into […]

March 18, 2022By Colin Mann

SMPTE condemns Russian invasion

The Board of Governors of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) has issued a statement condemning “the unprovoked invasion by Russia of the sovereign country of Ukraine, the slaughter of innocent Ukrainian citizens, the destruction of Ukrainian infrastructure, and the suppression of individual rights of Russian citizens to speak and associate freely.” […]

March 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Cuomo files for $125m from CNN

Following his December 2021 firing, Chris Cuomo has launched an arbitration demand with CNN for $125 million (€113.5). “As a result of Turner’s indefensible choice to unceremoniously fire him, Cuomo has been damaged in countless ways,” states a demand for arbitration filed by Cuumo’s attorneys. “Cuomo has had his journalistic integrity unjustifiably smeared, making it […]

March 16, 2022

ITV, STV to hold Concert for Ukraine

ITV, STV and Livewire Pictures are partnering with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to stage a two hour fundraiser concert on March 29th raising money for the humanitarian appeal in Ukraine. Concert for Ukraine will bring together names from the world of music for a unique event spreading a message of hope and support, and […]

March 16, 2022

Russian launch decision upsets industry

UK-headquartered OneWeb is, with Arianespace, seeking a new satellite launch provider following Russia’s refusal to honour its contract to send around another 200 satellites into orbit. OneWeb has 428 craft already in orbit but needs a total of 600 to fulfil its target services, plus another 30-50 standing by as back-ups in case of individual […]

March 15, 2022

Sky News, IRN extend distribution deal

Sky News has agreed a new multi-year deal with IRN (Independent Radio News) to continue distributing news, business, sports and entertainment audio content to commercial radio stations across the UK, reaching over 24 million listeners. The renewal means IRN subscribers including Heart, Magic, talkSPORT, LBC, and Radio Clyde, will continue to have access to Sky […]

March 15, 2022