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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…

Court rules Italy DTT rollout broke EU rules

Court rules Italy DTT rollout broke EU rules

The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued two rulings in which it states that the switchover from analogue to digital TV in Italy was based on resolutions…

Premier League awarded High Court Blocking Order

Premier League awarded High Court Blocking Order

As part of its biggest ever crackdown on the illegal streaming of its content, the English Premier League has obtained a High Court Order that will require UK Internet Service…

Portugal: Government action cuts piracy website traffic

Portugal: Government action cuts piracy website traffic

A report from online brand and content protection specialist INCOPRO indicates that Portugal’s regulatory site blocking orders have successfully reduced use of large-scale piracy websites by 69.7 per cent. Site…

China in online copyright clampdown

China’s latest national campaign to protect intellectual property rights will focus on online movies, TV shows and news articles, according to senior management at the National Copyright Administration. “To protect…

Dangerous devices seized in anti-piracy raid

Trading standards officers in the inner-London Borough of Westminster have led a successful operation that seized a cache of potentially dangerous illegal TV streaming devices. The joint operation between Westminster…