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OneWeb, Stellar Blu deliver LEO inflight connectivity

OneWeb, the global space-based communications company, and commercial aviation terminal partner Stellar Blu Solutions, have successfully delivered high-speed, low-latency inflight LEO satellite connectivity to a commercial airliner. Stellar Blu, has partnered with antenna technology provider Ball Aerospace to incorporate its electronically steered arrays (ESA) into the terminal solution. This collaboration realised breakthrough performance on OneWeb’s […]

June 14, 2022

SES: “Significant growth for IP Switch”

SES has announced the increasing market momentum for its SES IP Switch solution driven by global consumer demand for viewing live sports and events, including football, American football, tennis, golf and judo. In Q4 2021, SES IP Switch saw an increase of 61 per cent in sports events served and an increase of 96 per […]

April 11, 2022

BAFTA Games Awards 2022: Winners announced

At the BAFTA Games Awards on April 7th, Returnal won Audio Achievement, Best Game and Music, and Performer in a Leading Role for Jane Perry, winning her first BAFTA. Two games won two BAFTAs each: It Takes Two won Multiplayer and Original Property, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart won Animation and Technical Achievement. Kimberly […]

April 8, 2022

Study: Xbox is world’s favourite console brand

Xbox is the world’s most popular console brand, according to a study by gaming site solitaired, which analysed Google Trends data for searches for Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch in more than 200 countries. The data revealed that Xbox is the world’s favourite console, with it being the most searched in 97 nations around the world, […]

March 16, 2022

Report: Video games sales tumble

A report from Seeking Alpha’s Jason Aycock, based on an examination of major interested parties by market research company NPD Group including Microsoft, Sony, Activision and others, suggests that as the Covid lockdown periods ended – or softened – then sales of video games also suffered. February 2022’s sales numbers fell again, for the fourth […]

March 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

Analyst: Are the console wars over?

All eyes were on Sony and Microsoft who released their 9th generation consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, in autumn 2020. A year and a half later, Dataxis has offered its assessment. The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns was an incredibly successful period for video game console manufacturers: sales of hardware and software (Animal […]

February 23, 2022

Crunchyroll app on Nintendo Switch

The Crunchyroll app is now available on Nintendo Switch consoles – allowing users to stream all of their favourite anime content on TV while their console is docked, or on-the-go with handheld and tabletop modes. Mega Fan and Ultimate Fan subscribers will be able to enjoy offline viewing, allowing for the same off-network anime access […]

February 18, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Survey: UK video games industry on track for growth

TIGA, the trade association representing the video games industry, has released a Business Opinion Survey (BOS) which shows that 68 per cent of respondents plan to grow their organisation’s workforce during 2022. Additionally, 70 per cent of respondents consider that the UK has a favourable business and economic environment for the games industry. TIGA’s research […]

January 17, 2022

The Switch works with ITV America on Love Island

The Switch, a provider of production services and global delivery of live video, joined forces with ITV America to create a unique workflow to support 24/7 live production of the reality show Love Island. The Switch installed a dedicated network between the main “Villa”, a second villa at “Casa Amor”  and the master control room […]

November 23, 2021

The Switch hires Timmons as Senior Product Manager

The Switch, a provider of production services and global delivery of live video, announces the appointment of Peter Timmons as Senior Product Manager. In this new position, Timmons will take a central role in the growth and development of The Switch’s Cloud Video Services platform, MIMiC, taking the strategic lead in creating and delivering best-in-class […]

November 22, 2021