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CNN+ debuts March 29 in US

News organisation CNN has confirmed that streaming subscription service CNN+ will debut on March 29th in the US priced at $5.99 (€5.48) per month or $59.99 per year. Early subscribers that sign up within the first four weeks after March 29th directly with CNN+ will have access to what the broadcaster calls the ‘Deal of […]

March 14, 2022

Bank: Ukraine war impact on media

A report from investment analysts at Berenberg Bank looks at the sectorial impact, and in particular on media, and says that while there are some broadcasters have business interests in Russia, but their exposure (to specific losses) are modest. The bank says its own portfolio coverage has very limited exposure to Russia and Ukraine, noting: […]

March 11, 2022

Another 48 Starlink satellites launched

A Falcon 9 rocket, using a booster that had already flown four times, placed 48 Starlink satellites into space on March 9th. It was SpaceX’s tenth successful flight in as many weeks. The launch took place from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 15.45 GMT. The rocket’s booster made a perfect landing – despite a few […]

March 10, 2022By Chris Forrester

Premier League ends Russia TV deal

The Premier League has suspended a deal with its Russian broadcast partner to air football matches in the country. The agreement, made with Rambler (Okko Sport), takes place with immediate effect. In a statement the Premier League said: “The League strongly condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We call for peace and our thoughts are with […]

March 9, 2022

Space organisation bans all Russian activities

The IISL (the International Institute of Space Law) has “suspended” the participation of Russia and which includes Russian students participating in the IISL’s activities. The IISL said it regrets having to make this decision because it affects civil society and students in particular and means that students must pay the price for geopolitical struggles far […]

March 8, 2022

Netflix, TikTok quit Russia

Netflix and TikTok have halted their services in Russia. Netflix, which has already suspended all production and acquisition activity in the country, said in a statement: “Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia”. Netflix is believed to have around 1 million subscribers in Russia. Netflix was joined […]

March 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Ukraina24 in English available globally on Redge Media VDP

Ukraina24 – the news channel of independent Ukraine in war – with English voice-over is available for operators globally on Redge Media Video Delivery Platform. The move follows the initiative of TV3 Group Baltics and overcomes the geographical limits of the original distribution. The live feed of Ukraina24 with English translation has been enabled technically […]

March 7, 2022

Channel 4 News audience up 54%

The invasion of Ukraine has led to a significant rise in numbers of people turning to Channel 4 News’ social media channels and its evening bulletins. Editor of Channel 4 News Esme Wren said: “This is Channel 4 at its very best. Our journalists are on the front line reporting the reality of what’s happening […]

March 4, 2022

NewsPlayer+ adds United News

NewsPlayer+, the UK-based global streaming news platform, has announce that United News, a 24/7 all-encompassing news service broadcasting live from Ukraine, is now available on their global streaming news platform as a guest channel. United News has been launched by the biggest media groups in Ukraine, who have united to broadcast one all-encompassing news service […]

March 4, 2022

WWE terminates Russian broadcast partnerships

WWE has ceased broadcasting in Russia and has also halted the availability of its SVoD platfrom, WWE Network, in the country following the invasion of Ukraine. WWE confirmed the move is a  statement saying: “WWE has terminated its partnership with Russian broadcaster Match and shut down WWE Network in Russia effective immediately.” “The move eliminates […]

March 4, 2022By Nik Roseveare