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Court says U-verse IS cable service

AT&T failed to convince a federal judge to vacate a legal precedent declaring that U-verse TV is a cable service. The telco had petitioned the US District Court of Connecticut…

Global broadband subscribers reach 370m

The Broadband Forum, formerly the DSL Forum, has announced the latest Broadband and IPTV statistics. The report shows that IPTV subscribers have more than doubled for the second year running…

OPTA forces Dutch cable TV to allow resellers

Dutch cable television operators will be forced to allow rivals to resell TV subscriptions under a draft decision by telecoms regulator OPTA. At the same time, OPTA plans to free…

YouTube and Viacom privacy compromise

Google has struck a deal to protect the personal data of millions of YouTube users in the $1 billion copyright court case brought against the video-sharing website by Viacom. Under…

Indian government orders feed share

The Indian government has made it mandatory for all broadcasters — representing about 350-plus television channels that are currently allowed to be beamed on cable and direct-to-home (DTH) platforms —…

Ofcom will protect broadband investment

Ofcom has re-affirmed its intention to offer a 'new framework for investment' in Britain's broadband networks. The media regulator has challenged the industry to back the proposed rollout of super-fast…

Virgin warning illegal downloaders

Virgin Media has sent out warning letters to 800 of its customers in an attempt to crack down on illegal downloading. The letters are part of a 10-week pilot programme…

Mobile Broadband 'jeopardised by regulation'

Europe's mobile industry is cutting back spending on new networks and services as a growing regulatory burden from the European Union puts profitability under pressure, according to GSMA, the global…

Permira to take NDS private

In a surprise move News Corp has made a deal to become the minority shareholder in its conditional access subsidiary NDS. Two newcos backed by private equity house Permira will…

Sky: Ofcom living in past

Mike Darcey, BSkyB COO, says Ofcom seems determined to live in the past and perpetuate a broadcasting model (FTA public service) that may not be suited to supporting new technologies.…