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MPEG LA calls for patents essential to ATSC 3.0

World licensing leader MPEG LA has announced a call for patents essential to ATSC 3.0 standards in order to facilitate, for the convenience of the market, creation of a joint…

HbbTV Association releases v9.2 Test Suite

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, has confirmed that version…

Spain hinders International DTT entrants

Spain hinders International DTT entrants

The Spanish Government wants to keep the country’s DTT licences in the hands of Spanish companies. Consequently, the Administration has blocked the entry of Viacom, owner of The Paramount Channel,…

UK ISPs question parliamentary broadband report

The Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK) – the UK’s Trade Association for providers of Internet services – has criticised Broadbad 2.0, a report from the British Infrastructure Group (BIG)…

RCS&RDS accused of money laundering

Romanian and Hungarian cable operator RCS&RDS, and some key officials, have been accused of alleged money laundering offences. The company’s parent, Dutch-registered Digi Communications, in a statement, says that an…

Discovery welcomes LA Olympic bid proposal

Discovery welcomes LA Olympic bid proposal

According to Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav, the proposal among the IOC and the Bid Committee for Los Angeles, to declare the city’s candidature to host Olympic and…

DStv hit by 180m Rand penalty

South Africa’s Competition Commission has levied a Rand 180 million (€11.4m) penalty on pay-TV operator DStv. The case has been rumbling on for some years following a 2011 examination by…

Nigeria inaugurates anti-piracy committee

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has inaugurated the Anti-Piracy Committee, charged with tackling the piracy of creative works in the country. The inauguration followed last week’s…

MPs call for poor broadband service compensation

The British Infrastructure Group of MPs (BIG) has called for UK Government to introduce legislation setting the terms for a broadband Universal Service Obligation, and for comms regulator Ofcom to…

BT Q1 TV subs at 1.8m

BT Q1 TV subs at 1.8m

In announcing its results for the first quarter to June 30th, UK telco BT has revealed that its TV customer base continues to grow with TV net adds of 8,000…