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New EC rules: Quotas for Netflix, Prime

New EC rules: Quotas for Netflix, Prime

The European Commission has proposed an update of EU audiovisual rules to create a fairer environment for all players, promote European films, protect children and tackle hate speech better, as…

Viacom’s Dauman tells staff to ‘stay calm’

Viacom has been making near-daily headline news for the wrong reasons with many in the company and entertainment industry generally being focused on a sordid series of legal claims and…

Videocon d2h adds 590,000 new subs

Videocon d2h adds 590,000 new subs

Indian DTH is still generating solid growth. Videocon d2h added a net 590,000 new subscribers during its Q4 (gross subs grew 790,000). The growth takes Videocon d2h’s total to 11.86…

Chandra steps down from Zee Media

Subhash Chandra is stepping down from his roles as non-executive chairman and director of Zee Media. An official filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange states that a meeting of the…

Swisscom fined for ‘abuse’ on sports content

The Swiss Competition Commission imposed a sanction of CHF 71.8 million (€64.8m) on Swisscom and Cinetrade/Teleclub for ‘prohibited marketing’ of sports content via pay TV. Swisscom and Cinetrade deny the…

Creativity initiative from French broadcast industry

France’s TF1 group and six leading broadcasting industry bodies – SATEV (press agencies), SEDPA (distributors), SPECT (content developers), SPFA (animated films), SPI (independent producers) and USPA (TV production) – have…

Bloys named HBO programming president

HBO has appointed Casey Bloys as president of programming, succeeding Michael Lombardo, who has been with the premium cable channel for the past 30 years. Bloys will oversee programming for…

SES criticises “over-simplistic” market reaction

SES CEO, Karim Michel Sabbagh, has complained that the market doesn’t appreciate the quite dramatic changes that the satellite industry is going through. The past week or so has seen…

Algeria threatens to close private TV

Algeria’s government is getting fed up with what it calls the “anarchy” of privately-owned TV channels, and is threatening to close all the country’s independent broadcasters. Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal…

Education key to copyright safeguarding

The changing UK film and TV piracy landscape is revealed in new figures released to coincide with the CREATe Industry Copyright Education & Awareness Symposium May 24th, where key stakeholders…