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EU bans RT

The EU has banned the Russian-backed RT television channel, and the Sputnik news agency. RT, the former Russia Today, and the Sputnik outlets are seen as blatant propaganda machines. RT operates several language-specific TV channels while Sputnik supplies news websites in 31 languages. RT broadcasts in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, German and Russian. Germany banned […]

February 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

Russian invasion casts doubt over OneWeb launch

Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has suspended its cooperation agreement with Arianespace and is pulling out staff from the French launch site at Kourou in French Guiana. Roscosmos boss Dmitri Rogozin has tweeted confirming the action which he says is in retaliation over the trade sanctions imposed on Russia. The Russian Tweet said: “In response to […]

February 28, 2022

Starlink operating over Ukraine

A Ukrainian senior official reached out to Elon Musk on February 26th asking for a supply of Starlink broadband terminals to supplement local internet services. Musk responded a few hours later saying that his Starlink system was now operational over Ukraine and that more terminals were on their way to the country. “While you try […]

February 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

XroadMedia delivers record-breaking 2021

XroadMedia, leading specialists in innovative and ground-breaking content discovery and personalisation solutions, has recorded the highest growth in revenue and best financial results in the history of the company. In 2021 revenues have grown 40 per cent year-on-year, which continues the trend of XroadMedia’s fast expansion in the content discovery, personalisation and targeting market. 2021 […]

February 28, 2022

No Russian Pavilion at MWC

The GSMA has announced that it will no longer host a Russian Pavilion at the Mobile World Congress 2022 event. In a statement, they said: “The GSMA strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The situation is fast-moving, and we understand that various governments are considering broader sanctions against Russia. In light of this emerging […]

February 25, 2022

Research: BBC most chosen source for impartial news

Research has found 87 per cent of adults say impartial news is more important to them personally than coverage that reflects their own points of view. The number increases to 91 per cent when people consider the importance of impartial news to wider society. The research was conducted by Yonder Consulting, on behalf of the BBC. […]

February 24, 2022

Ofcom ‘ordered’ to review RT

The UK culture secretary has firmly advised Ofcom to take “timely and transparent” action against Russia’s state broadcaster in the UK amid concerns it is spreading disinformation. Nadine Dorries has told the regulator Ofcom she is concerned that RT will “look to spread harmful disinformation” in the UK. She says that the Russian government is […]

February 23, 2022

Ukraine, Russia could affect media businesses

The potential problems over Ukraine and the probability of much wide trade sanctions against Russia could impact ‘Western’ media and communications companies, says a note to clients from investment bank Exane/BNPP.  The impact could also extend to the video games industry, says the bank. Of particular interest are the relationships that satellite operator Eutelsat has […]

February 23, 2022

OneWeb Russia launch stays on schedule

Despite the threat of further trade sanctions against Russia, OneWeb is expecting to see 36 of its satellites launched on March 4th from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch is contracted to Arianespace but uses a Russian-built Soyuz 2.1b rocket which is handled by Russia’s Federal Space Agency Roscosmos. The launch, number 14 for […]

February 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

DW expelled from Russia in RT retaliation  

Russia is expelling German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) in retaliation for a German ban on Russia’s RT The press credentials of DW’s correspondents would be revoked, its bureau in Russia closed, and its German-language broadcasts would be banned from Russian satellite television. German authorities banned broadcasts by RT DE, the broadcaster’s German-language channel, saying […]

February 4, 2022