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UK to follow France and make ISPs police piracy?

Britain is to follow France in making ISPs cut access to users who repeatedly download music or films illegally. The government had given the music and film industries a year…

FLO Forum attacks EC mobile stance

From David Del Valle in Barcelona The European Commission’s decision to bet on the DVB-H standard to for Europe has been fiercely criticised by the Qualcomm-sponsored FLO Forum at the…

China clarifies tighter online video laws

China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has clarified details of its new regulations for Online Audio and Video Services which appeared to ban any private company activity…

CSA calls for HD DTT bids

France's broadcasting regulator, the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA), has issued a call for bids to broadcast a High Definition pay-TV service on one of the country's digital terrestrial multiplexes.…

32 candidates for 13 mobile TV frequencies

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris The French broadcasting regulator CSA received 32 candidates for the 13 mobile TV DVB-H frequencies by the closing time for applications. Many of the proposals…

U targets single market for online content

The European Commission wants to give a boost to Europe’s online content sector. The Commission is encouraging the content industry, telecoms companies and ISPs to work together to make available…

YouTube ban in China

In a move aimed at YouTube and other smaller rivals, the Chinese authorities announced that all video-sharing websites must have official government approval before they can be accessed by Chinese…

UAE licence for mobile TV by mid 2008

The telecom watchdog of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will issue a licence for the mobile digital TV service in the country by the middle of 2008. The UAE Telecommunication…

Channel 4 fined by Ofcom

Channel Four has been fined £1.5 million by media watchdog Ofcom for misconduct involving phone-in competitions on popular programmes Richard and Judy and Deal or No Deal. Viewers were urged…

BBC to lose funding in digital future?

Funding received by the BBC via the licence fee could soon be diminished following possible reforms ordered by media regulator Ofcom. One option under review could lead to the licence…