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Court: Retailer accountable for promoting piracy

Court: Retailer accountable for promoting piracy

A bankruptcy court in Florida has ruled that Amit Bhalla, a retailer of IPTV streaming devices with unauthorised channels, cannot use a bankruptcy case to shield himself from monetary liability…

CableLabs completes Full Duplex DOCSIS spec

US cable industry research and development lab CableLabs has completed the Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 specification, designed to help cable operators find cost-effective solutions to meet the growing demand for…

Ofcom: “Absolutely confident” over Sky standards ruling

Ofcom: “Absolutely confident” over Sky standards ruling

Ofcom chief executive Sharon White has said she is “absolutely confident” that the broadcasting regulator was right in ruling that the planned purchase of Sky by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century…

Italian card-sharers risk jail

Italian card-sharers risk jail

Italy’s Corte di Cassazione (Supreme Court) has sentenced a 52-year old Palermo man to four months imprisonment for using codes purchased from third parties to access the Sky Italia pay-TV…

South Africa to regulate YouTube, Netflix

South Africa is set to introduce new regulations to cover streamed content coming into the country. Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says there will be a draft White Paper issued shortly…

CMA sets out Fox/Sky investigation issues

CMA sets out Fox/Sky investigation issues

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has set out more detail about what it intends to examine in its investigation into the proposed takeover of Sky by 21st Century…

33,000+ young people caught without TV Licence

33,000+ young people caught without TV Licence

More than 33,000 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 were caught watching live TV or BBC programmes on iPlayer without a TV Licence in the past year,…

Spain: Mediaset/Mediapro ad deal under attack

Spanish regulatory body Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) is looking into the TV advertising agreement between Mediaset, owner of Tele 5 and Cuatro, among other channels,…

Spain: Content industry anti-piracy campaign

Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte) is spearheading an anti-piracy awareness campaign ‘No piratees tu futuro’ (Don’t steal your future). The campaign is…

Ofcom plans tougher requirements on ISPs

Broadband shoppers must receive better information about speeds before they commit to a contract, under a range of new protections set out by media regulator Ofcom. Broadband is now an…