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Europe agrees content portability rules

Europe agrees content portability rules

EU citizens with subscriptions for online films and TV will soon be able to access their content while temporarily in another EU country, following a vote in the European Parliament.…

Commercial TV welcomes EU portability

The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) has welcomed the European Parliament’s adoption of the proposal for a regulation on cross-border portability. Once in effect, the regulation will ensure…

EC alleges Altice merger rules breach

EC alleges Altice merger rules breach

The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections alleging that multinational telecommunications company Altice breached the EU Merger Regulation by implementing its acquisition of telecommunications operator PT Portugal before…

UK Tories: ‘will punish platforms’ over content

The Conservative Party election manifesto says its government would punish digital companies, social media platforms and content providers that fail to take down content from the internet which breaks the…

Facebook €110m fine for ‘misleading EU’ on Whatsapp deal

Facebook €110m fine for ‘misleading EU’ on Whatsapp deal

Facebook has been fined €110 million by the EU for providing “incorrect or misleading” information on its purchase of WhatsApp in 2014. The European Commission said Facebook had promised it…

Jail sentences for DVD fraudsters

Jail sentences for DVD fraudsters

Three UK men have been jailed for a total of 10 years and seven months for selling fake DVDs following a successful investigation by Suffolk Trading Standards and the Federation…

FilmOn X settles copyright dispute

OTT streaming service FilmOn X has reached settlements in its copyright dispute with the major US networks regrading whether Internet streaming services can use the same automatic copyright licence granted…

Innovid study ‘video marketing barometer’

Innovid, the video marketing platform for advertisers to engage consumers across all screens and channels, has announced the release of its 2017 Global Video Benchmarks Report. The report details findings…

Kodi: ‘We won’t police pirate content’

Kodi: ‘We won’t police pirate content’

Following the April ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union that the sale of a multimedia player which enables films that are available illegally on the Internet…

NCTA: Americans favour ‘light touch’ Internet regulation

A majority of Americans says that the government should employ a ‘light touch’ when regulating the Internet and that reliance on a ‘public utility’ model of regulation is not appropriate…