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FilmOn X settles copyright dispute

OTT streaming service FilmOn X has reached settlements in its copyright dispute with the major US networks regrading whether Internet streaming services can use the same automatic copyright licence granted…

Kodi: ‘We won’t police pirate content’

Kodi: ‘We won’t police pirate content’

Following the April ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union that the sale of a multimedia player which enables films that are available illegally on the Internet…

NCTA: Americans favour ‘light touch’ Internet regulation

A majority of Americans says that the government should employ a ‘light touch’ when regulating the Internet and that reliance on a ‘public utility’ model of regulation is not appropriate…

Israel shuts pubcaster

The Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA), the country’s public broadcaster, is shutting down. The Knesset decided to close down the IBA on grounds that it was too bureaucratic and expensive. The…

ACT: ‘Free market yes, broadcasters regulation no’

ACT: ‘Free market yes, broadcasters regulation no’

The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) congratulates the Commission as the DSM strategy reaches half-way point – with significant achievements including the Portability Regulation. This is an important…

Confusion over South Africa’s encryption policy

Confusion over South Africa’s encryption policy

South Africa’s recently appointed Minister of Communications, Ayanda Dlodlo, is reportedly dumping her predecessor’s strategy which backed non-encryption of digital set-top boxes. The former minister, Faith Muthambi, had favoured ‘open’…

Australia abolishes broadcasting licence fees

Australia’s Government has announced a comprehensive package of reforms that it suggests will improve the sustainability of Australia’s free-to-air broadcasting sector, support the creation of high quality Australian content and…

Fox News accuser to meet Ofcom

One of the women accusing former Fox News star Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment is meeting with Ofcom as they consider whether to approve the Fox acquisition of Sky. Wendy…

Press TV hit with fine

London-based Press TV, the Iranian-backed English-language TV channel, has been fined £200,000 in damages by a UK court and a Conservative Party MP, awarded overall damages and legal costs of…

Isle of Man set for national TV channel

Isle of Man set for national TV channel

UK local TV licensee That’s Media Group has expressed interest in setting up a national TV channel on the Isle of Man. The announcement was made by Kent Walwin, Owner…