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TW may sell dial up

Time Warner will “look hard” in the next 12 to 18 months at possibly selling off its AOL dial-up Internet access business, similar to its strategy in Europe. AOL, which…

Govt to speed UK broadband?

The UK Government is willing to consider some form of limited public intervention to spur private-sector investment in 'ultra-fast' broadband networks. Stephen Timms, minister for competitiveness, will use a speech…

Canadian regulator to give TV, cable operators more leeway

Canada’s broadcasting regulator should give more flexibility to cable operators and television stations on advertising, Canadian content and channel packages, according to a report commissioned by the Canadian Radio-television and…

Headweb offers legal torrents

Swedish company Headweb believes it may have discovered a lawful solution to the movie industry’s long-running file sharing quandary. By merging peer to peer file sharing methods with advanced watermarking…

Sky uses Entriq to expand choice

Entriq has confirmed that BSkyB will use its services to support the delivery of pay-per-view television content. The EST (electronic sell-through) service will enable Sky to offer pay-per-view content via…

FCC sets cable requirement for digital switchover

US communications regulators have approved new rules designed to ensure that cable television subscribers who own analogue TV sets will still have access to local broadcast TV channels following the…

DoJ blow to Internet neutrality

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has backed US telcos, warning regulators against imposing 'net neutrality' rules that would block carriers from charging content providers premium prices to prioritise some…

US Cable and NAB explain digital

The US cable television industry has launched a $200 million (E146m) advertising campaign to assure customers they will still be able programmes after the transition to digital broadcasting. Ad spots…

Numericable launches fibre to take on ADSL

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris Numericable, now the sole cable operator in France, made a series of announcements at its “back to work” press conference after the summer, to mark…

No TorrentSpy for US

Dutch file-sharing service TorrentSpy has blocked US users from its search engines after a US court made an order requiring the firm to log users’ IP addresses and activity. TorrentSpy…