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Sunflower TV launching for Ukrainian children

A new non-profit YouTube channel created specifically for Ukrainian children displaced by the war will launch across the UK and Europe this summer. Featuring up to 200 hours of Ukrainian and British content, Sunflower TV has been designed to offer entertainment and respite for the children of Ukrainian refugees who have been forced to flee […]

June 16, 2022

Ariane 6 delayed again

Arianespace has been silent on any launch delays for its important Ariane 6 rocket. However, the director general of the European Space Agency, Josef Aschbacher, told the BBC that the new rocket will not fly until some time next year. Critics have suggested that Aschbacher did not attempt to disguise his words with phrases like […]

June 14, 2022

AM3 and Star One C1 to graveyard orbits

Russia’s Express AM3 (officially Экспресс-АМ3/Ekspress-AM3) communications satellite has been moved to a ‘graveyard’ high orbit and safely away from the normal orbital heights of fellow-geostationary satellites. The craft was operated by Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC). Express AM3 was built by Information Satellite Systems Reshetnev (NPO PM) for Kosmicheskaya Svyaz. The communications payload was built […]

June 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Bank: Concerns for Eutelsat over Russian exposure

A report from Berenberg on Eutelsat’s current position does not make the best reading. The investment bank says that Eutelsat’s share price has underperformed when compared to SES and unlikely to improve given new CEO Eva Berneke’s statement that Eutelsat’s planned return to growth in 2022-2023 was no longer achievable. Blunt though the bank’s opinion […]

June 12, 2022

Netflix completes Russia exit

Russian subscribers no longer have access to streaming service Netflix as it became the latest Western company to halt business in the country following the invasion of Ukraine. The Netflix site and apps were no longer available as of May 27th and a Netflix spokesperson confirmed that subscribers no longer had access. “This is the […]

May 30, 2022

ProSiebenSat.1 confirms 2022 outlook

ProSiebenSat.1 has reported that results in Q1 2022 in line with the Group’s expectations, noting that its “synergistic business model demonstrates resilience despite the Russia-Ukraine war, ongoing pandemic, and strains on consumer sentiment.” The German broadcasting group saw revenues grow by 2 per cent to €954 million, with a significant growth in advertising revenue being […]

May 12, 2022

EU, US, UK blame Russia for Viasat hack

The European Union, the UK and the US government have all formally blamed the Russian government for the February 24th hack and damage to Viasat satellite modems in Europe in the hours before the invasion of Ukraine. The Russian hack of Viasat’s modems resulted in an immediate and significant loss of communication in the earliest […]

May 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

Current Time launches on Freeview

Current Time, a Russian-language 24/7 TV channel broadcasting from Prague, has launched on Freeview UK via the Channelbox platform. Current Time is a Russian-language TV channel headquartered in Prague and produced by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in cooperation with Voice of America. The channel was established as an alternative to Kremlin-controlled media and brings […]

May 5, 2022

Veon at risk from Russia, Ukraine war

Veon is a Netherlands-based multinational telecoms service company. Officially domiciled in Bermuda, it was founded in 2009 and perhaps better known as VimpelCom. Its subsidiary companies include Beeline, Kyvistar, Jazz, Wind Telecom and Banglalink. It is listed on the Nasdaq and Euronext exchanges – but the conflict between Russia and Ukraine risks bringing the whole […]

May 5, 2022

Nokia: “Pleasing start to 2022”

Nokia, the Finland-based multinational telco, IT and consumer electronics company, has reported that Q1 net sales grew 1 per cent y-o-y in constant currency (+5 per cent reported). Network Infrastructure grew 9 per cent in constant currency, driven by strong demand in both Fixed and Submarine Networks while Cloud and Network Services also performed well […]

April 28, 2022