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Dutch press ahead with download ban

Dutch press ahead with download ban

The Dutch government is to proceed with legislation to introduce a ban on the downloading of music and films via illegal websites, despite widespread opposition in parliament. The legislation would…

Telenet fined €250,000

Telenet fined €250,000

Belgium’s Telenet cable operator has been fined €250,000 by the country’s regulator for not being clear in its advice as to how consumers could change suppliers. Telenet changed its operating…

Ofcom reverses decision to revoke Press TV licence

Ofcom has reversed its decision to revoke the broadcasting licence of Press TV, the Iranian state broadcaster’s English-language outlet, as tensions rise between Britain and the Islamic republic. The regulator…

Studios mount iiNet piracy ruling challenge

US and Australian movie and television studios have challenged a landmark court ruling in Australia that an Internet Service Provider (ISP) cannot be held accountable for illegal video downloads by…

BBC World News blocked in Pakistan

BBC World News blocked in Pakistan

The BBC’s World News has been taken off the air in Pakistan after broadcasting a documentary that was deemed to be critical of the country. Secret Pakistan, which was screened…

Judge orders Telmex pay-TV rethink

A Mexican judge has ordered government regulators to reconsider their veto of telco Telmex’s bid to enter the cable television market. The Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (Communications and Transportation…

Portugal: Abolish ads on RTP, close RTP News

Portugal: Abolish ads on RTP, close RTP News

The Portuguese Government intends to abolish advertising on the remaining TV channel of public broadcaster RTP, after selling one of its two terrestrial channels, which is expected to occur by…

Warning issued to Colombian pay-TV

Colombia’s National TV Commission regulator says that pay-TV operators who under-report their actual subscriber numbers risk losing their licences. The Commission’s main director Jaime Andrés Estrada, said he has evidence…

ActiveVideo wins injunction against Verizon

A US Court has issued an injunction against Verizon Communications ordering the company to “cease and desist” from the continued, unlawful use of intellectual property belonging to ActiveVideo Networks. The…

Ofcom: Broadband speed and shaping should be clearer

Broadband speeds should be made much clear to consumers, communications regulator Ofcom has told ISPs. The average broadband speed a consumer is likely to actually receive, rather than the package…