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EFF: ‘US Copyright law unconstitutional’


Advocacy body the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) – which defends civil liberties in the digital world – has sued the US government on behalf of technology creators and researchers to overturn what it contends are onerous provisions of copyright law that violate the First Amendment. EFF’s lawsuit, filed with co-counsel…

Vivendi to axe German SVoD service

French media firm Vivendi is set to shut down Watchever, its German SvoD, before the end of the year. French daily Les Echos first reported the story, citing…

My5 brings catch-up, box sets to broadcast

My5 brings catch-up, box sets to broadcast

UK commercial public service broadcaster Channel 5 is to launch My5, a free-to-air TV channel in early August, broadcasting the best content from the breadth of the Channel…

Good and bad news for AT&T Q2

AT&T managed to see net growth of new subscribers on its DirecTV DTH pay-TV service expand by an impressive 342,000 subs. That’s the good news. The bad news…

Eurosport secures Sri Lanka vs Australia cricket coverage

Eurosport secures Sri Lanka vs Australia cricket coverage

Australia’s cricket tour of Sri Lanka will be broadcast live and exclusive on Eurosport and Eurosport Player in the UK as Darren Lehmann’s side look to retain their…

ITU: More than half world not using Internet

Data released by the ITU, the UN specialised agency for information and communication technology (ICT), show that 3.9 billion people remain cut-off from the vast resources available on…

Hancock’s ministerial brief revealed

Hancock’s ministerial brief revealed

The UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport has welcomed Matt Hancock MP as the new Minister of State for Digital and Culture following appointments made by the…

Comcast to roll out Xfinity prepaid services

Comcast has announced plans to roll out Xfinity Prepaid Services in the US, a pay-as-you-go offering that lets people sign-up for TV or Internet service and ‘refill’ their…

Atresmedia breaks unto the UK

Atresmedia breaks unto the UK

Spanish TV group Atresmedia is breaking into the UK with the launch of two of its channels, Antena 3 International and Atreseries on cable in the country for…

BitTorrent Live for OS X

BitTorrent Live, the multichannel OTT app, is now available for OS X (Apple laptops and desktops). BitTorrent Live features the recently launched BitTorrent News channel – a so called…

ACC Network set for 2019 launch

ESPN and US collegiate athletic conference Atlantic Coast Conference will launch the ACC Network – a comprehensive linear and digital network. The 20-year partnership will provide ACC fans…

Al-Jazeera streaming service for US

Al-Jazeera streaming service for US

Al-Jazeera is preparing to launch its English language international news channel as an online streaming service in the US, according to a leaked internal email. The move comes…

BBC’s Gibbons appointed NBCUniversal SVP

David Gibbons has been appointed to the role of SVP International Operations and Technology for NBCUniversal International, reporting to Ian Trombley (President, Operations & Technical Services) and Kevin…

Australia: Ultra-fast HFC broadband to hold off FTTP

Australia: Ultra-fast HFC broadband to hold off FTTP

Ovum, an independent analyst and consultancy firm , has published a report entitled HFC: Delivering Gigabit Broadband, commissioned by Australian broadband network nbn. Key Report Takeaways from the…

Anypoint Media partners with SpotX

Anypoint Media and SpotX have formed a partnership in Asia to bring true addressable programmatic TV to the region. The companies have partnered to enable advertisers to buy…

FOTV launches drone racing TV channel

FOTV Media Networks CEO Alki David has confirmed the launch of the Drone TV on streaming TV platform Drone TV is the first 24/7 channel devoted to…

Chris Forrester

Ergen: ‘We can manage without Tribune’

Charlie Ergen, founder and chairman/CEO at DISH Network, which on June 21st reported it had lost 281,000 subscribers during its…

Chris Forrester - Jul 22 2016 / Read More

Nick Snow

VR: Virtually a Reality?

Virtual Reality is becoming part of the furniture of all media business conversations in the way that 4K did three…

Nick Snow - Jun 30 2016 / Read More

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