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Turkmenistan orders sat-dishes removed

BBC Monitoring is reporting that the president of Turkmenistan has ordered that all satellite dishes must be removed from houses and buildings. The president, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, has ordered his deputy…

RTÉ criticised for Saorview fees

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has criticised the proposed fees charged by RTÉ to allow channels of other stations to be broadcast on its free digital TV service Saorview. The…

Italy: Antitrust authority opens new Sky Italia probe

Italy: Antitrust authority opens new Sky Italia probe

The Italian Antitrust Authority has decided to expand its investigation into Sky Italia’s dominant position with particular attention to the broadcaster’s transmission of the UEFA Champions League, which can only…

Galaxy ban lifted

The ban on the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 across Europe has been temporarily lifted while a court looks at whether the original ruling was appropriate. The ban was…

Iran arrests satellite kit suppliers

BBC Monitoring is reporting that Iranian members of a group which manufactured and distributed satellite reception equipment were arrested and some 2,200 satellite receivers were seized in the city of…

ActiveVideo files for further FiOS injunction

ActiveVideo Networks, the creator of the CloudTV platform, has filed for an injunction against Verizon Communications to prevent what it says is the continued, unlawful use of ActiveVideo’s intellectual property…

Now Apple wants to ban Xoom too

According to reports Apple is preparing to sue Motorola in Germany over the design of its Xoom tablet claiming IP infringements. It would repeat its attack on Samsung’s Galaxy which,…

ActiveVideo awarded $115m in patent victory over Verizon

ActiveVideo Networks, maker of the CloudTV Platform, has been awarded damages totalling $115 million in the jury trial of the company’s patent infringement suit against Verizon Communications. The decision upholds…

Judge orders Zediva shutdown

A US federal court judge has issued a preliminary injunction ordering online DVD-streaming streaming service Zediva to shut down, finding that the service is infringing on Hollywood’s rights and that…

Pakistan stops issuing satellite licences

Pakistan’s media regulator PEMRA says it has stopped issuing new transmission licences to satellite channels, citing “saturation” and revision of its former policies. Pakistan’s broadcasting minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan…