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Google to overhaul ad policies

Google has has vowed to overhaul its advertising policies in response to a growing boycott of the company’s platforms – most noticably YouTube – from various brands and advertisers. Last…

Netflix “not worried” by Trump’s anti neutrality

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he’s “not too worried” about FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s intent to eliminate the Title II regulations that guarantee net neutrality for US consumers. Speaking at…

Fox Sky bid referred to EC

Fox Sky bid referred to EC

Karen Bradley, the UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, is to refer 21st Century Fox’s bid to acquire the 61 per cent of pay-TV operator Sky it…

Spanish Digital TV Tech Forum adopts HbbTV 2

The Asociación Española de Televisión Digital Interactiva (AEDETI) and the HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through…

Nexstar, Sinclair consortium to promote ATSC 3.0

Nexstar Media Group and Sinclair Broadcast Group have revealed they plan to establish a consortium that will “promote spectrum aggregation, innovation and monetisation and enhance their abilities to compete in…

EC clears AT&T Time Warner acquisition

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the $85.4 billion (€78.5bn) acquisition of Time Warner by AT&T. Time Warner provides global media entertainment services, including the production…

MoCA, SCTE team for MoCA/DOCSIS interoperability

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), and the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) have announced a new SCTE/ISBE Standards…

Pakistan threatens social media shutdown

Pakistan’s High Court in Islamabad has ruled that the government must block and close down those social media sites that make or carry blasphemous content. The Court ordered the government…

BT, Ofcom agree Openreach ‘split’

BT, Ofcom agree Openreach ‘split’

BT and Ofcom have reached agreement on a long-term regulatory settlement that will see the telco’s infrastructure unit Openreach become a distinct, legally separate company with its own Board, within…

Morrison, Steel join BBC board

Steve Morrison and Dr Ashley Steel have been confirmed as the first board members of the BBC’s new governing body. The BBC Unitary Board, which will take over from the…