Advanced Television


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

Russia’s Express AM-3 satellite goes to graveyard

According to observation data from Johnathan McDowell, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, the orbit for a Russian DTH satellite has been raised to a ‘graveyard’ orbit. Express (Ekspress) AM-3, once transmitting what is described as ‘civilian’ television signalsand launched in June 2005, has been shifted from a standard geostationary orbit at about 35,786 kms […]

April 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

UK MPs regret OneWeb has to turn to US

The UK House of Commons parliamentary Defence Committee, with a role to examine British government action, has complained over the UK’s handling of the recent OneWeb predicament in having to switch rocket launchers. OneWeb had contracted with Arianespace which itself used Russian-built Soyuz rockets. The rockets were supposed to launch 6 batches of OneWeb satellites […]

April 1, 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

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

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