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Virgin Orbit readies ‘straight up’ launch mission

Virgin Orbit has been rehearsing its launch plans and on June 29th there is a window open to place its client’s satellite into orbit under Virgin’s ‘straight up’ plan. The launch calls for Virgin Orbit to place the US Space Force’s STP-S28A mission and carry payloads for the Department of Defense (DOD) Space Test Programme […]

June 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

HBA Media facilitates Royal Ascot coverage in 170+ territories

Royal Ascot, the showpiece of international horseracing in the UK, will be broadcast in over 170 territories throughout the event (June 14th – 18th) with more than 20 broadcasters worldwide showcasing the live action to reach every major continent. The increased worldwide exposure has been managed by media rights experts, HBA Media. Host broadcaster ITV […]

June 14, 2022

Suceveanu joins Liberty Global’s tech team

Liberty Global has appointed senior technology executive Madalina Suceveanu to the newly-established role of Managing Director, Mobile & Cloud Technology, reporting into Liberty Global Chief Technology Officer Enrique Rodriguez. In addition, she has also been appointed to Telenet’s Board of Directors. In the new role, Suceveanu will be responsible for developing Liberty Global’s technology strategy […]

June 9, 2022

Virgin Media O2 “showing solid foundations” in Q1

Virgin Media O2 has published its Q1 results revealing adjusted revenue of £2.5 billion (€2.9bn) was broadly flat YoY, an improvement compared to the YoY revenue declines in Q1 2021 and Q4 2021. This performance was supported by increased growth in Mobile revenue which was up 0.9 per cent to £1.3 billion, including a 4.9 […]

May 11, 2022

Virgin Orbit wins Japan launch contract

Virgin Orbit, which is focused on taking small-to-medium sized satellites into low Earth orbit, has won a contract from Japan’s Q-Shu Pioneers of Space for its iQPS craft. The satellite is a scientific Earth observation mission and is expected to launch “early” in 2023. Selected for Virgin’s LauncherOne rocket-plane combination and its ability to provide […]

May 10, 2022By Chris Forrester

Virgin Galactic signs 800 future astronauts

Space tourism business Virgin Galactic says around 800 would-be “astronauts” have made reservations for one of its sub-orbital flights. That might be the best news for the Sir Richard Branson-backed company which declared a delay to its passenger flights (to Q1/2023) and a net loss of $93 million for Q1 this year ($130 million loss […]

May 9, 2022

Delta looking to SpaceX for IFC?

Delta Air Lines is reportedly talking to SpaceX about the Elon Musk-backed business providing in-flight connectivity and entertainment for its passengers. Delta’s CEO Ed Bastian has confirmed that discussions have taken place but has not added more detail. Delta, based in Atlanta, would have to install suitable Starlink flat-panel antennas onto its aircraft fleet. This […]

April 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

Virgin Media O2 launches Volt campaign

Virgin Media O2 has launched a multi-million pound integrated brand campaign to drive awareness for its joint proposition, Volt. Running throughout the UK for the next five weeks across multiple touchpoints, the campaign aims to demonstrate how Virgin Media and O2 are ‘Better, connected’ by giving customers more and supercharging the nation’s connectivity. ‘Volt,’ the […]

April 8, 2022

Virgin Orbit reveals 2022-23 plans

Sir Richard Branson-backed space plane and small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit has reported a downbeat revenue picture for 2021 with just two launches last year (and only one to date in 2022). This translated into a net loss of $157.3 million (€141.5m) for 2021 on $ 7.4 million in revenue. Back in August last year […]

March 31, 2022

TalkTV launches April 25

TalkTV, the news channel from Rupert Murdoch’s News UK, will launch on linear TV platforms Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview and Freesat on April 25th. TalkTV will also be streamed via Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV Plus and on YouTube, as well as via the Talk.TV website and TalkTV iOS and Android apps, and […]

March 28, 2022