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UK to follow France and make ISPs police piracy?

Britain is to follow France in making ISPs cut access to users who repeatedly download music or films illegally. The government had given the music and film industries a year…

FCC confirms 30% cable bar

The US FCC has issued the formal notice confirming MSOs will be barred from a market a national market share higher than 30 per cent of multichannel subscribers. The FCC…

NDS unveils mobile TV rights platform

From Colin Mann in Barcelona Digital pay-TV technology solutions NDS has unveiled what it claims is the world's first hybrid rights and business management platform for mobile TV. The hybrid…

BT falls but broadband up

BT saw profits before tax and after exceptional items fall 30 per cent to £447 million (E620m) in the last quarter of 2007. But the group reported strong growth in…

WiMAX could spur DTV growth in Africa

The penetration of digital TV services in Africa will begin to accelerate due to the proliferation of new technologies such as WiMAX. WiMAX has emerged as a serious player in…

ONO up for Q4

Spanish cable operator ONO improved margins and costs in the last part of 2007, with fourth-quarter core earnings up 7.3 per cent to E162 million. Operating cash flow turned positive…

Vertical integration key to convergence

Early attempts to bring networked video to television have fallen short of success, but that may change soon with the arrival of new vertically integrated solutions and business models, according…

Virgin boosts Britain’s broadband speeds

Virgin Media has unveiled plans to begin the first part of a major broadband upgrade programme. Customers on Virgin Media’s ‘L’ tier broadband package will be upgraded for free, taking…

Belgacom complaint on cable TV deal

Belgian telco Belgacom has filed a complaint with an Antwerp court against the four Flemish cable television companies which have signed a preliminary agreement with cable operator Telenet for the…

No superfast for BT

BT won't be forced to invest billions in a national, superfast network, UK ministers have said, as the telco outlines its own tentative acceleration plans. Since recent government criticsim investors…