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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

Forecast: E Europe to add 9m pay-TV subs by 2027

Eastern European pay-TV will fall from 82 million subscribers in the peak year of 2018 to 74 million in 2027, according to the Eastern Europe Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Peak year 2018 included 17 million analogue cable subscribers, which will drop to zero by 2027. The number of digital […]

April 21, 2022

OneWeb orders New Space India launch

OneWeb, which has suffered the cancellation of its satellite launch contracts with Russia, has ordered a series of Indian rocket launches. OneWeb has signed an agreement with New Space India, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation. The agreement, says OneWeb, will help ensure it completes its satellite launch programme. The first launch […]

April 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Netflix: 200k subs down; mulls advertising

Netflix reported a net loss of 200,000 subscribers during its January-March Q1/2022 trading period (compared with Q4/2021) and admitted that there might be worse to come during this current quarter. The loss is the first in more than 10 years of subscriber growth and prompted a 25.73 per cent crash in the company’s share price. […]

April 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

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