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BT ordered to block file-sharing website Newzbin2

Hollywood film studios can claim a significant win in their ongoing fight against online piracy, after the UK High Court ruled that dominant telco and leading ISP BT must block…

EU Court rejects Mediaset’s appeal on DTT box incentives

EU Court rejects Mediaset’s appeal on DTT box incentives

The European Court of Justice has dismissed the appeal brought by broadcaster Mediaset and confirmed that the Italian contributions for the purchase of digital terrestrial decoders, granted in 2004 and…

Cablevision infringed Verizon patent, trade agency says

A US trade agency said it will let stand a judge’s finding that Cablevision Systems infringed a patent owned by Verizon Communications and will consider banning imports of set-top boxes…

Euro judges to rule on TVCatchup.com

The UK High Court is to ask the European Court of Justice (ECJ) if streaming live TV programmes over the Internet is an act subject to copyright laws after provisionally…

PM refuses to deny discussing BSkyB bid with News International

PM refuses to deny discussing BSkyB bid with News International

Following the appearance before parliamentary committees of senior police officers and News Corporation staff, it was the turn of Prime Minister David Cameron to come under the scrutiny of the…

Belgian MSOs challenge cable regulations

Belgian MSOs challenge cable regulations

Belgian cable operators Telenet and are to appeal the decision by regulator group CRC to regulate the country’s broadcast market. The CRC, which includes regulators the VRM, BIPT, CSA and…

Rovi loses Ziggo patent case

Rovi loses Ziggo patent case

Dutch cable operator Ziggo has emerged victorious from its lawsuit against Rovi according to the IE Forum – a platform for lawyers in intellectual property protection. Rovi had accused Ziggo…

DCMS consults on local TV

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published a consultation on its plans to introduce local TV services. The framework document outlines the steps the government intends to take…

Egypt bans Libyan channels

An Egyptian Court has formally ordered satellite operator Nilesat to remove 14 Libyan state-backed channels from transmission. MENA, Egypt’s official news agency, reports that the orders came from Cairo’s Administrative…

Minister: ISPs are obstructive. Virgin: this isn’t the only way

Minister: ISPs are obstructive. Virgin: this isn’t the only way

Ed Vaizey, the UK Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, has criticised the continued legal action by ISPs BT and TalkTalk in respect of implementing aspects of the…