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24i appoints Brown as CTO

24i, the end-to-end video streaming expert, has promoted David Brown to Chief Technology Officer. As the newest member of the executive team, Brown is focused on developing the right technology and products to advance the video streaming user experience, increase engagement and reduce costs for customers. Before establishing his expertise as Senior Scientist at 24i, […]

January 24, 2023

Virgin Orbit assesses rocket failure

Virgin Orbit has reported that its Cosmic Girl launch from Cornwall on January 9th “ultimately fell short of reaching its target orbit”. The company admitted that the effort was not a moment to remember. Investors shared the sentiment and sent Virgin Orbit Holdings share price on the Nasdaq exchange crashing down 22 per cent on […]

January 11, 2023

Virgin Orbit gets UK licences for space launch

Virgin Orbit has received the final licences from the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to commence launches from Spaceport Cornwall, in Newquay, UK. The CAA said that Sir Richard Branson’s company demonstrated it has “taken all reasonable steps to ensure safety risks arising from launch activities are as low as reasonably practicable”. Virgin Orbit could […]

December 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Virgin Orbit scrubs Cornwall launch

The planned Virgin Orbit flight from Spaceport Cornwall on December 14th has been cancelled. Virgin is blaming the UK’s licensing for the flight which are not yet received. Virgin Orbit’s CEO Dan Hart, speaking to the BBC, said: “With licences still outstanding for the launch itself and for the satellites within the payload, additional technical […]

December 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

Branson docuseries on Sky and NOW in December

The four-part docuseries Branson, directed by Chris Smith (100 Foot Wave), debuts in the UK on December 4th on Sky Documentaries and streaming service NOW. Sixteen days before Richard Branson is scheduled to make a potentially historic flight as the first passenger to reach space in his own spacecraft in July 2021, the billionaire entrepreneur sits […]

November 14, 2022

Virgin Media O2 puts National Databank on high streets

Virgin Media O2 is helping more people in need access free mobile data by piloting the National Databank for the first time on UK high strees via 10 O2 stores across. The National Databank, founded by Virgin Media O2 and digital inclusion charity, Good Things Foundation, is similar to a foodbank but for free mobile […]

November 7, 2022

Virgin Galactic readies tourist spaceplane

Virgin Galactic is finalising its plans for its ‘next generation’ sub-orbital, tourist spaceplane. Virgin has signed agreements with Bell Textron and Qarbon Aerospace for its new ‘Delta Class’ spaceplane. Virgin will build the planes at a new facility in Mesa, Arizona at a rate of up to six units per year. The company says it […]

November 4, 2022

Bank: Liberty Global rated Buy

Liberty Global’s share price has lately hovered around the $17 mark. Investment bank Jefferies believes this is much too low and has issued a ‘Buy’ revision to its clients with a share price target of $24.80 – an upside of 46 per cent. Jefferies reports on Liberty Global’s key metrics with its Q3 2022 consolidated […]

November 3, 2022

Paramount+ heading to Virgin TV

Paramount and Virgin Media have announced a multi-year distribution agreement, extending their existing long-term partnership across Paramount’s streaming services and linear channels in the UK. The renewed partnership will see SVoD service Paramount+ debut on Virgin TV in 2023. Full app integration on Virgin Media’s set-top boxes will offer customers the opportunity to access more […]

November 2, 2022

Virgin Media O2 offers cost of living support

Virgin Media O2 has boosted its support for those hit hardest by the cost-of-living crisis with a price cut to its existing social tariff and plans to launch a new triple speed social broadband tier with an optional discounted entertainment offer. The price of basic Essential Broadband, which is specifically targeted at those receiving Universal […]

October 11, 2022