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YouTube to redirect “terror” searches

YouTube to redirect “terror” searches

YouTube has revealed plans to redirect users searching for “violent extremist propaganda” and instead offer them videos that denounce terrorism. People searching for certain terms relating to the Islamic State…

Decision deferred on Fox Sky bid

Decision deferred on Fox Sky bid

UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has told Parliament that the government will not make a decision on 21 Century Fox’s bid to acquire the remaining shares in Sky before the…

Orange hits TF1 with legal action

French telco Orange has started legal action against broadcaster TF1 alleging an abuse of dominant power. The dispute is believed to focus on a long-running carriage fee dispute between the…

EU content portability regulation now in force

EU content portability regulation now in force

After publication in the Official Journal of the European Union, Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 14th on cross-border portability of online content…

CSA allows TF1 ad breaks in news

CSA allows TF1 ad breaks in news

French TV regulator CSA has authorised commercial channel TF1 to air a commercial break in news programmes that exceed 30 minutes, within a limit of 12 minutes per hour. In…

ASA bans Sky broadband ad as Virgin complain

Sky has had a broadband TV commercial banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following a complaint from Virgin Media. The commercial featured the cast from animated movie The Secret…

BBC reveals top stars’ pay

BBC reveals top stars’ pay

In tandem with publishing its Annual Report for 2016/17, the BBC has disclosed the amounts paid to staff and talent over £150,000 (€170,000) from the licence fee in the last…

Egypt bans beIN Sports

Egypt bans beIN Sports

Egypt’s Competition Authority (ECA) has repeated that Qatar-based beIN Sports cannot operate or deliver its sports transmissions over Egypt. Currently, Egypt is in a diplomatic dispute with Qatar, which has…

Age verification rule for adult websites

UK Internet users will have to prove they are 18 before being allowed to access adult websites from next year, following a new government ruling. Websites will be legally required…

Altice-SFR to fibre France without public money

French telco Altice-SFR has revealed plans to fibre the entire French territory with no public money, which it says will make it possible to achieve the French President and Government’s…

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