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Spain face EC punishment over TV advertising rules

The European Commission has taken the next step in proceedings against Spain for not complying with television advertising restrictions. The infringement procedure, started in July 2007, is based on a…

CITEL includes DVB

The DVB Project has reported that the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL), a body of the Organisation of American States (OAS), has decided to include the standards for digital terrestrial television…

Record fine for ITV

ITV has been fined £5.675 million (E7.12m) by Ofcom over the of premium-rate phone lines scandal – nearly three times the previous record sanction against a UK broadcaster. The chairman…

Nativ launches Mio

Nativ, the video distribution specialist, has launched Mio Workflow, what the company claims is the media industry's first fully managed service to enable broadcasters, brand owners and advertisers to distribute…

SARFT plans overseas promotion of CMMB

The China Academy of Broadcasting Science has held a meeting to promote overseas partnerships on the CMMB standard, with senior officials from SARFT’s Science and Technology Department, the Academy itself,…

FCC gives more time for HD

Satellite companies gained a victory when the Federal Communications Commission voted to allow them to phase in a requirement that they carry all HD signals in any market where they…

BBC and ITV try to stop Tvguide.co.uk

The BBC and ITV have sought legal advice to determine whether the deep-linking that online TV listings site TVguide.co.uk does to their online video streaming is legal or not. TVguide.co.uk,…

More ad breaks for UK TV?

Media regulator Ofcom has proposed increasing the number of advertising breaks allowed on UK television. Ofcom has suggested scrapping a rule that requires 20 minutes of programming between advertising breaks…

Canal+ probed over TV channel contracts

France’s competition council has launched an investigation into exclusive broadcasting contracts between pay-TV operator Canal+ and certain specialist channels. The inquiry stems from a complaint lodged last year from French…

FCC ruling opens door for satellite

DBS operators have a significant opportunity to gain market share in the pay-TV space thanks to a recently upheld FCC ruling on multiple dwelling units according to the Satellite Broadcasting…