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Pakistan lifts YouTube ban

The Pakistani government has lifted a national ban on visiting YouTube. Late last week, the country ordered Pakistani ISPs to block the video-sharing website because of content deemed offensive to…

DISH slow Q4

DISH Network said it added about 85,000 net new subscribers in the quarter, giving the company about 13.78 million subscribers at the close of December. In fourth quarter 2006, the…

Sirius narrows loss

Sirius Satellite Radio says a surge in subs helped it narrow losses in Q4 to $166m down from $245m a year ago. It ended the quarter with 8.3m subs, up…

Pakistan bans YouTube

Pakistan’s government has banned access to the video-clip website YouTube because of anti-Islamic movies posted on the site. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority told the country’s 70 Internet service providers that…

FCC to OK DirecTV, Liberty deal

The Federal Communications Commission is set to finally OK Liberty Media’s purchase of a controlling stake in DirecTV. The Justice Department is also reviewing the deal. The deal, which was…

Goldstone partners Synap for IPTV in Thailand

Software services firm Goldstone has launched Internet protocol IPTV services in Thailand in partnership with Synap Media. The company has also signed IPTV distribution agreements for France, Belgium, Spain, Morocco…

UK leans on ISPs over illegal downloads

The UK government is to consult on legislation to punish Internet service providers if they fail to take action against the illegal downloading of music, films and TV programmes. The…

News Corp raises stake in Premiere

News Corp has increased its stake in German pay television operator Premiere to nearly 20 per cent. The company acquired an initial stake of 14.6 per cent in January from…

BSkyB appeals Competition ruling

BSkyB has confirmed it is to launch a legal challenge against key conclusions of the Competition Commission’s report on its investment in ITV plc and the Secretary of State’s consequent…

SK takeover of Hanaro approved

The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) in Korea has approved the acquisition of Hanaro Telecom by SK Telecom. SK won a 1.090 billion KRW bid for the company late…