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DVB Oks latest UHD specs

DVB Oks latest UHD specs

At the 87th meeting of the DVB Steering Board (SB) important revisions and updates for three DVB specifications were approved. This development marks the completion of the current generation of…

FCC approves Next Gen TV plan

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved (in a 3:2 vote) voluntary use by broadcasters of the new ATSC 3.0 advanced TV transmission scheme for the USA. The FCC, in its…

Study: Scope for UHF ‘defragmentation dividend’

Study: Scope for UHF ‘defragmentation dividend’

Digital UK, the body responsible for supporting DTT in the UK, has published a study, The defragmentation dividend – A more efficient use of the UHF band, which outlines options…

Croatian media regulator blocks sale of Nova TV

Croatia’s Electronic Media Council has ruled that there are no legal conditions for the purchase of 100 per cent of the shares of Croatian national broadcaster Nova TV by Slovenia…

Report: Illicit streaming devices pose safety risk

A series of product safety tests on popular illicit streaming devices entering the UK have found that 100 per cent fail to meet national electrical safety regulations. The findings are…

Argentina to liberalise satellite pay-TV

Argentina to liberalise satellite pay-TV

Reports out of Buenos Aires say that Argentina is expected to permit telephone companies to offer satellite-delivered TV services by the end of this year. Enacom, Argentina’s telecoms regulator, was…

Australia: Content theft remains static

Australia: Content theft remains static

Independent research commissioned by anti-piracy organisation Creative Content Australia (CCA) shows the growth of online screen content theft has been arrested and remains static, with 21 per cent of adults…

Phoenix ‘model market’ for next-gen broadcast

Phoenix ‘model market’ for next-gen broadcast

Forming the first collaborative single-market effort to plan for and implement a transition to next-generation over-the-air television broadcasting, broadcast groups E.W. Scripps Company, Fox Television Stations, Meredith Local Media Group,…

Joint European operation against online piracy

Joint European operation against online piracy

An international joint operation against online piracy criminal groups supported by Eurojust –  the EU’s Judicial Cooperation Unit which supports judicial coordination and cooperation between national authorities – has resulted…

Spain: 7 football piracy arrests

Spain: 7 football piracy arrests

Seven people have been arrested across Spain for the illegal broadcasting of football matches, offering the pirated content in different formats: direct download, streaming and P2P distribution. The arrests were…

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