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FTC, FCC to monitor ‘Internet Freedom’

US agencies the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission have announced their intent to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which the pair would coordinate online consumer…

Cable Europe: ‘Broadband innovation pioneer’

Cable Europe: ‘Broadband innovation pioneer’

Speaking at the launch of the IHS Cable Yearbook 2017 in Brussels December 11th, analyst Ted Hall described broadband as the cable industry’s “star performer”. As the consolidated full year…

Crimestoppers targets illegal streaming devices

UK crime reporting and awareness initiative Crimestoppers has launched a campaign warning of the dangers of illegally modified streaming devices. “Advances in technology have allowed us to enjoy on-screen entertainment…

US-funded media branded “foreign agents” by Russia

Russian authorities have retaliated against the US requirement that RT (Russia Today) be registered as a ‘foreign agent’ within the USA, by enacting similar rules against two US-funded broadcasters. Radio…

Study: TAG certification cuts ad fraud by 83%

According to the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, the use of TAG Certified distribution channels for digital…

Streaming devices seized in NI raids

Detectives from Belfast Criminal Investigation Branch investigating organised criminality have carried out 18 searches across the Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Dundonald and Banbridge areas of Northerm Island in conjunction with HMRC (Her…

Lobby groups attack EU online rights proposal

Lobby groups attack EU online rights proposal

Representatives of European public service media and consumers have urged the European Parliament to reject the Proposal for a Regulation on Online Broadcasting during the plenary vote scheduled for December…

ACCC clears Fox Sports/Foxtel merger

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has decided to not oppose the proposed merger of Fox Sports and Foxtel after finding the transaction would not substantially lessen competition. Currently,…

Japan: TV viewers must pay licence fee

The Japanese Supreme Court has ruled that TV owners in Japan must pay a “receiving fee” to public broadcaster NHK. Up until now the payment was seen as an obligation,…

Fox/Sky report pushed back to January

Fox/Sky report pushed back to January

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has pushed back the date for its provisional findings into the planned takeover of Sky by 21st Century Fox until January 2018. It…